- Architects: Usual Studio + ten-arch
- Location: Shanghai, China
- Designer: LIN Jingrui
- Design Team: LIN Jingrui, WEN Xin, CHEN Jia, WANG Kunhui
- Area: 170.0 m2
- Project Year: 2016
From the architect. The office area is only 170 square meters and it’s located at QSW Culture Center in Shanghai. Owner wants to create a working space at low budgets but innovative and attractive. In this office small-scale design team and startups can work together.
1.Sharing, communicating, creativity
The floor plan of two circle shapes streamlined in the open space shows the function and make the room usage more efficient. The original space below public staircases is too small to be used. According to the space conditions, now this space turn to be a reading and corporate culture display area.
2.Rope, steel, wood
Most materials in this office are natural materials, such as rope, steel and wood, which are low price and eco-friendly. In order to highlight the rope material possibility and natural material beauty, we use waving rope as the main design concept.
3.Waving rope cover beam-column system
Dynamic waving rope interface, like a new clothes for the space, cover the original beam-column system to make office more energetic. Rope weaving as a spatial partition, define the function of each space and produce small into large space experience. This office decorated with warm colors and elaborate lighting and furniture, trying to create a comfortable and friendly space.