eriksen skajaa architects: netlife research office eriksen skajaa architects: netlife research office
jan 28, 2012

eriksen skajaa architects: netlife research office

‘netlife research office’ by eriksen skajaa architects, oslo, norway image © ivan brodey all images courtesy eriksen skajaa architects

oslo-based practice eriksen skajaa architects have designed the ‘netlife research office’, the revitalized home for a consultancy firm located in oslo, norway. deep and dark spaces with low headroom were in need of a fresh update, including spaces to foster creativity and reflection. white surfaces including a natural rubber floor, ceiling and spans of glass walls contribute to a bright atmosphere. dividing the meeting rooms are the ‘light boxes’, volumes which appear to hover due to a thin band of artificial light highlighting the meeting point of the floor and wall planes. a black corridor contrasts the illuminated congregation areas adding a sense of solidity to the interior.

the meeting rooms and light boxes images © ivan brodey

four different areas including a monastery garden, park, kitchen garden and forest clearing provide diverse environments for relaxation and introspection. a wooden volume clad with white pigmented birch veneer, the monastery encases smaller rooms to buffer noise from phone calls. determined by existing brick walls, the perimeter partitions are surfaced with varied niches for plants or benches while occasional windows allow a visual connection through the interior.

meeting rooms image © ivan brodey

details of the light boxes image © ivan brodey

the black hall behind the meeting rooms image © ivan brodey

the black hall image © ivan brodey

the kitchen image © ivan brodey

the kitchen image © ivan brodey

the kitchen image © ivan brodey

the kitchen garden with grow light image © ivan brodey

(left) forest clearing area (right) the forest clearing seen from meeting roomimages © ivan brodey

the forest clearing loungeimage © ivan brodey

(left) reading box (right) lockers images © ivan brodey

the monastery garden containing silent rooms image © ivan brodey

the monastery garden containing silent rooms image © ivan brodey

niche within monastery image © ivan brodey

floor plan / level 0 1. the monastery 2. lounge 3. hall with reading boxes 4. meeting room boxes 5. black hall 6. kitchen

project info:

architect: eriksen skajaa architects project team: arild eriksen, joakim skajaa size: 1000m2 project year: 2011 client: net life research / thon eiendom photo: ivan brodey

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