Project: Bid Bid Office
Location: Ljubljana, BTC
Client: Bid Bid d.o.o.
Area: 80 sqm
Authors: BAAM architects
Typology: Business Space
Photo/Viz: Blaž Jamšek, BAAM arhitekti
Due to economic logic, constant changes in workplaces, and easy maintenance, office spaces are subject to the most rational form - a rectangular grid. "Armstrong" ceilings, repeating ceiling lights, and correctly positioned tables in the space are typical elements. For smaller offices with "Armstrong" ceilings, we have designed a "case study" model office, where we have experimented with the shape and arrangement of workplaces, thus achieving better working conditions.
The investor's wish was to provide workplaces with partitions (which usually interrupt natural light) and arrange them in a way that allows for privacy while still providing views. Based on the grid, we placed the desks in the middle of the space and offset them. By setting back for the depth of the desk and a one-sided partition, we ensured that each workstation has natural light and a view of the plants along the corridor, which arose between the lines of desks. We transferred this pattern to the workstations vertically, where we inserted OSB boards into the white grid with a game of full and empty parts. The OSB boards improve the acoustics, and the warmth of the wood creates a sense of homeliness. The spacing between the desks creates a "zig-zag street" passage, which connects the meeting space at the entrance and the rest area by the window. This pattern is also followed by the general display.
Due to the urban character, we transferred the hallway paving into the office where it spills over into the "street" reaching the work and rest area. In the area of workstations, we installed OSB floor covering, which, together with the ceramic, follows the base grid.