A representative office of 300 sqm located on the ground floor of a nineteenth-century building on Largo Montebello in Turin (Italy), characterized, on the outside, by large windows overlooking the garden of the square, and inside, by rooms with high ceilings connected together by slender archways.
The space was planimetrically divided into multiple work spaces that were disorganized from the blueprint perspective and poorly characterized from the architectural point of view. From here, the idea of creating a green false wall in order to merge different spaces arises. Moreover, the false wall is also designed to hold various but important features, namely: bookcase, relaxing couch, reception, meeting room, cloakroom and a compartment to hide the electrical systems.
The strong impact of the false wall is balanced by the lightweight glass partitions of both the meeting room and the owner’s office. Moreover, a ‘relaxation area’ was created, featuring a ping pong/meeting table made-to-measure as the rest of the furnishings and a large suspended net/hammock.
Refreshment and meeting area:
After three years, following the construction of the offices, we were contacted by the boys of Sixeleven for a new project that doesn't fear the use of shapes and colors.
Inside the Largo Montebello agency in Turin, going down a spiral staircase in white metal, you enter the basement, object of the intervention, previously composed of three cellars.
The first area is characterized by a spiral staircase and two service volumes: a storage room and the access to toilets characterized by prismatic shapes and graphics.
Continuing, a bow frames the second room: this room presents a long purple table in the middle, on the right of the niches there are sofas and on the left a birch plywood kitchen alternating with geometric elements in laminate that distinguish the design of the door.
This environment, conceived as a refreshment area, is transformed into a meeting room through sliding on guides of five panels in perforated plate, useful for masking the kitchen.
The metal boxed structure on which the panels slide is also part of the underground lighting system, where the metal boxes support a simple system of LED bulbs. The project is completed by a number of custom- made furnishings, such as the poufs, some decorative elements and the mirror of the room, whose angulation has been studied and designed to frame the golden yellow volumes of the entrance.