people's architecture office: 21 cake headquarters
people's architecture office: 21 cake headquarters people's architecture office: 21 cake headquarters
aug 15, 2012
people's architecture office: 21 cake headquarters

people’s architecture office: 21 cake headquarters
all images courtesy of people’s architecture office




chinese firm people’s architecture office has recently completed the new ’21 cake headquarters’ for the popular gourmet pastry franchise in beijing. the two-layer light-grey office holds all the rich flavors of vibrant tones inside, topped with a large skylight. white surfaces on the interior act as backdrops for the laminated panes of primary colors, red, blue and yellow. depending on one’s position and sequence through the hallway, the overlapping planes visually overlap to create a different combinations of resultant hues spanning the range of the rainbow, illuminated by natural and artificial light. the furniture, also in vanilla tones, are fragments of geometries that can fit into one another as puzzle pieces, allowing for flexibility in reunion space and function.






stained glass panels on the second floor



2nd floor office



central aisle on the second floor



colored glass hanging over the main entrance




1st floor lobby



(left) stairwell
(right) office area under atrium



stairwell as seen from the offices



(left) stairwell
(right) atrium






street-side elevation



floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1

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