edward ogosta architecture: hybrid office
edward ogosta architecture: hybrid office edward ogosta architecture: hybrid office
apr 27, 2012

edward ogosta architecture: hybrid office

‘hybrid office’ by edward ogosta architecture, los angeles, california, USA all images courtesy of edward ogosta architecture




recently completed by california-based edward ogosta architecture, this concept office design for a los angeles creative media agency of thirty workers, contains a menagerie of typological hybrids, which together engender a unique interior world. existing somewhere between furniture and architecture, these hybrid-objects infuse the office functions with new iconographic presence, and abstractly reference nature and the surrounding city. collectively, they foster an atmosphere of creative intensity, and embody the idiosyncratic spirit of the company. an existing 6,000 square foot tilt-up concrete warehouse provides a purified container into which the hybrids are deployed.


each hybrid synthesizes essential traits from two ‘parents’ of differing typologies; for example, a set of bookshelves combined with the stepped form of an arena results in the book-arena, which doubly functions as storage and seating for office-wide meetings. other hybrids include the tree-chair, mountain-offices, house-table, and sky-cave. each is constructed from simple veneered plywood and white painted fiberboard (though the house-table and its materials will be customized from manufactured office furniture). a variety of micro-scaled individual spaces and group-sized collective spaces are thus available to all workers.






this conceptual intertwining of interior office and exterior world expands the experiential possibilities of inhabitation. to sit in a chair as if inside a tree, or occupy a table as one would a house, is to prompt a rethinking of how we exist with objects and environments. one’s fundamental notions of dwelling and working are consequently upended, yet simultaneously clarified.



inside the sky-cave



main workspace






conference room






mezzanine view over house-tables









concept diagrams



floor plans



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  • cooolll !!!!

    Srinivasan says:
  • What a cool office design! Love it! Just love it…

  • Very interesting!

    Yabba says:
  • Very hard to work in a place like this… very cool!

    Diego says:
  • pretty damn cool!!! The cleaning lady is going to have one hell of a time with dusting though…

    CT says:
  • Decadent. Excessive. The material put into, and the energy to lit up the house-desks are excessive and thus the project is decadent. Tree-chair is also anti-ergonomic, even though the idea of silent room is understandable and often required for focused individual tasks. Why not just a silent room? Overall, it doesn’t represent the idea of shared space even though it is a one open large space that can spark communication and hence co-creativity.

    Seungho Lee says:

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