The head office of this agency is articulated through modular elements, glass partitions and integrated furniture. The facilities include offices, classrooms, workshops and a multipurpose hall.

Team:
Luis Aguirre
Marian Albarrán
Karen Cheng

Area: 200 sqm
Location: Beijing, China
Client: Private

AQSO Ivy foundation, waiting room, integrated bookcase, MDF lacquered furniture, suspended ceiling

This foundation is located in the central business district of Beijing. The centre, hosting administrative and cultural activities, has a simple character combining form with colourful elements.

AQSO Ivy foundation, counter detail, overlaped volumes, keyboard tray, drawer, concierge, reception
AQSO Ivy foundation, exploded axonometric orthographic, diagram, use, concept

From the entrance, where the reception desk and a waiting area are located, the spaces are arranged along a central corridor defined by varying ceiling heights. The natural eastern light is softened through translucent glass partitions and doors.

AQSO Ivy foundation, built-in shelves, lacquered wood, alternate shelves, rhythm, modern design
AQSO Ivy foundation, distribution floor plan and furniture

The materials used in the project include light wooden floors and neutral plaster on walls and ceiling. The pieces of furniture, -made in lacquered medium density fiberboard and painted to match the rich company colours- contrast with the surrounding atmosphere.

AQSO Ivy foundation, lacquered furniture detail, yellow door, cabinet
AQSO Ivy foundation, library for children, bookcases, wooden cubical modules, funny shelves, reading area

Close to the waiting room, a small library made of several modular cubic pieces works as a bookcase, reading area and playground for children.

AQSO Ivy foundation, wooden boxes detail, jigsaw puzzle, climbable furniture
AQSO Ivy foundation, entrance, reception desk, built-in bookcase, translucent glass, mimimalist interior design

The multipurpose room evokes the character of a classroom with chalkboard painted walls.