anders berensson architects has designed part of their own studio space by using a CNC mill to create a puzzle of 16 plywood sheets which then were assembled into one big oval office surrounding the whole studio space. designing and building the project themselves, without intermediary, the architects had the possibility to customize and control every detail. the process led to new design strategies and an unexpected production of wooden toys.

the entrance



due to the small size of the space, the architects have skipped the option of usual readymade furniture and instead designed one big custom made office table with built-in cabinets. to get the most out of the room, they decided to build the cabinet so that it surrounded the whole studio space with different work stations installed into it. the structure is designed to host a small entrance, library, a model-making space and an analog work station with integrated storage towards the inner walls, while simpler stationaries for computers were placed along the window.

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‘working with a machine that can make any complex cut directly from your drawing, you can’t resist customizing details,’ comments the design team. ‘we, therefore, took use of the CNC mill customizing almost every detail. having access to a mill we also tried to do as much as possible in wood. to not through away leftover material, we decided to produce wooden toys.’

anders berensson architects designs an oval office cut out of wood  designboom
model-making station


analog sketch station




work station


anders berensson architects designs an oval office cut out of wood  designboom


overview drawing


board drawing


anders berensson architects designs an oval office cut out of wood  designboom
mill drawing with toys in blue


toy rocket


anders berensson architects designs an oval office cut out of wood  designboom


project info:


architects: anders berensson architects

location: johanneshov, sweden


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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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