workspace bulgaria is an international company for office furnishings, which seeks out innovative and unconventional ways to represent its products in the best possible way. one of the requirements has been to submit a design according to reuse and recycle trends. following this concept, DA architects has defined a space with an emphasized industrial character — polished concrete floor, visible installations and used shipping containers — as a focus of the common space.


DA architects has cut in half one of the containers and the other container is raised in the air

 

 

the two shipping containers divide the functional areas of the showroom and are used for display area at the same time. in order to dynamize the space, bulgarian design studio DA architects has cut in half one of the containers, situated in different areas of the showroom and the other container is raised in the air, over the chair exhibition plywood podium. one of its long side walls is removed to create space for a bar and recreational area.


one of the requirements has been to submit a design, according to the reuse and recycle trends

 

 

the sloped plywood podium allows the chairs to be arranged in height and by that way to be exposed to every viewing spot. this wooden element continues up vertically and surrounds the reception area dynamically, ‘guiding’ the customer from the entrance to the manager area in the very end of the showroom. outside the shipping containers and the plywood podium, the entire space is designed with minimal use of materials — concrete floor, white walls, ceiling and installations. this design, in combination with the shipping containers, creates a simple and industrial look that emphasizes the sophisticated mode and the precise detail of the presented furniture.


this design creates a simple and industrial look that emphasizes the precise detail of the presented furniture


display area


bar area


display area


the entire space is designed with minimal use of materials


ethereal steps leading up the slope


accent display area


the sloped plywood podium allows the chairs to be arranged in height


view from the chairs’ podium

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: apostolos costarangos | designboom

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    architecture news