brandbase pallet project by most architecture
all photos by rogier jaarsma courtesy most architecture
most architecture were commissioned by amsterdam company brandbase to design a temporary space for their new office location. because of its impermanence, the client proposed a low-budget renovation, in which most architecture decided to employ 270 shipping pallets to shape and inform the workplace.
the open concept suits the advertising agency’s collaborative approach, whereby long workstations made from stacked pallets create a casual work environment, which occupies a typical dutch canal house–a structure that stands tall and narrow–that is 27 meters deep, with a back area divided by a split level.
the interior has been painted completely white, providing a homogeneous base for the pallet structures. outside of forming the furniture, the employed low-cost material is used architecturally to build the staircases.
view of the ground floor work area
pallets are employed in the construction of the office furniture
the inexpensive material is also used to create the staircases leading workers between floors
upstairs attic area houses individual workspaces
a stepped arrangement of pallets creates the desks and flooring platforms
profile of some of the pallet constructions
architects: most architecture
client: brandbase bv
location: brouwersgracht 246, amsterdam
design: may 2010
completion: july 2010
number of pallets: 270 pieces
surface: 245 m2
building sum: 50.000 euro
photo credits: rogier jaarsma