The project is inside an office building which is built for state-owned enterprise in 1990s in the east of Beijing. It is a frame structure box with 6-storey high and wrapped with tiles. There is no remarkable difference with other ordinary office buildings in the same era, except for its 100m long façade along the street. When we took this project, property management company was trying to make this building look like new and modern by putting granite panel on existing tiles.
exterior view © 朱雨蒙@coppak studio
axonometric © 刷刷建筑
The existing office interior is also covered with most common materials. We take away the interior decoration materials and partitions, as our first step of renovation. We aim to reveal its original fine look, 450 ㎡ space with 4.2 meters height, decent cast-in terrazzo floor, silvery heating radiator.
view from the west entrance © 朱雨蒙@coppak studio
overview of the open desk zone © 朱雨蒙@coppak studio
open desk zone by the window © 朱雨蒙@coppak studio
open desk zone in the north © 朱雨蒙@coppak studio
the bookshelves dividing the work space © 朱雨蒙@coppak studio
folding door at the east entrance © 朱雨蒙@coppak studio
Our design is strictly base on owner’s “low cost”. The reasonable renovation progress and open functionality in the future are core, instead of final image of design. We aim for the space with easy construction, better look and function after use.
U shape electric tube above the desks © 朱雨蒙@coppak studio
remaining all the lighting fixtures © 朱雨蒙@coppak studio
details© 朱雨蒙@coppak studio
After removed the “make-up” of the interior, we insert H-beam system into the space aligning at 2.9m high. It defines the boundary of small chambers on the north side such as meeting room and design lab, while it organizes the furniture arrangement in the open desk zone. Every component is designed for modulization with faster assembling which refers to Jean Prouvé’s prefabricated house. Panel material follows the discipline of function without losing aesthetic qualities. We use paperbacked gypsum board with no decoration as wall panel, and coated industrial steel sheet as ceiling panel. H-beam also plays the role of “patch-board”, plugged components in such as sliding partition rail, cable tray, wireless AP, etc. And it provides possibilities of installing more electric appliances in the future.
the cloakroom © 朱雨蒙@coppak studio
seminar room next to the cloakroom © 朱雨蒙@coppak studio
details of the exposed structure © 朱雨蒙@coppak studio
plan © 刷刷建筑
Project name: PUPUPULA office
Design: atelier suasua
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Design year & Completion Year: 2021
Leader designer & Team: Xiaomeng Su
Project location: Chaoyang District, Beijing
Gross Built Area: 460sqm
Photo credits: Yumeng Zhu@coppak studio