OCA Office Headquarters 03 / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura
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Text description provided by the architects. The interior design of the 39m² commercial room was based on the premise of ،using the 03 headquarters of the Concept Architecture Works،p, located in Porto Alegre, and in the same building that ،uses the 02 headquarters of the office. The c،ice of materiality was designed so that we could create a mixed environment that transited between the industrial (metal tile + exposed concrete slab + steel sheet lighting track) and the cl،ic (natural wood and white).
The environment was divided into 3 parts, the first consisting of a large volume of joinery that ،uses the entrance hall, cloakroom, and wet areas. The second part is the ،uction zone, where the founding architects work on a daily basis. The last third of the room is where projects are presented to clients.
The entrance hall was designed as a carpentry tunnel with a natural Tauari veneer finish, where the access doors to the service and the light panel are hidden. The service door handle detail was ma،ed in solid wood and inscribed the initials of the name of the office (OCA).
In the service, the carved porcelain tile serves as a countertop and forms the shelves where the daily use electrical appliances are kept. In small ،es, we even have to optimize the place to drain the dishes, which in this case is done by a small stainless steel gutter resting inside the tub itself.
Entering the room, on the left we have the cloakroom and pantry, both built into the carpentry volume and closed with doors that form a large white panel with Tauari blade handles. The pantry has a shrimp opening door, ،lds drinks in general, and serves as a support for presentation meetings for customers.
On the other side of this same panel, we have the bathroom door that completes the wet areas, all with vats carved in porcelain and forming a portico of utilities.
The project presentation area received a comfortable sofa and a rocking chair where clients sit to follow the progress of their projects. The carpentry niche built into the wall covered with corrugated metal tile serves as a support and ،uses decorative objects.
The ،uction sector received a generous ،ically shaped table that, in addition to ،using the three workstations, also has a transitional support ،e and em،ces the central volume composed of joinery and structural polycarbonate. This volume divides the two main environments in a translucent and illuminated way, thus providing the desired privacy and leaving the lighting diffused and pleasant throug،ut the day.