i29 + VMX collaborate for media agency office in amsterdam
 
i29 + VMX collaborate for media agency office in amsterdam
aug 21, 2014

i29 + VMX collaborate for media agency office in amsterdam

i29 + VMX collaborate for media agency office in amsterdam
photo © ewout huibers
all images courtesy of i29 interior architects

 

 

 

after a successful collaboration between i29 interior architects and VMX architects for social workplace combiwerk, the two studios have once again come together to design an industrial building for media agency mediaXplainat present, the area in de houthavens, at the old port of amsterdam, is rapidly transforming into a residential and working area. this interface between the past and present city near the harbor is reflected in the characteristics for the scheme.

i29 interior vmx architects mediaxplain office amsterdam
photo © ewout huibers

 

 

 

VMX took full advantage of this location’s strong point – the view of the water and scenery docks – with a completely open façade. to achieve this, large glass windows in the exterior aren’t set straight, but at an angle (as in a ship’s wheelhouse) to cancel out reflections of the material. the interior also refers to the industrial origin of the area. the free plan of the office allows for a large space to occupy the center of the building, where the slanted gesture benefits the main hall of work desks.

i29 interior vmx architects mediaxplain office amsterdam
photo © ewout huibers

 

 

 

following the building’s skeleton with its raw concrete walls, i29 proposed an interior with complimentary components such as dark furnishings, custom concrete carpets, gray acoustic ceilings, and a large industrial staircase to connect both floors. large desks made of rough oak wood accommodate the employees overlooking the port at the front. a strip of private offices, meeting rooms, print area, and pantry is placed at the back. along the full width of the form, a corridor finished in black from ceiling to floor connects the different programs. seen from the main work area, this corridor operates as a cinema with large projection walls for the display of digital creations, referring to the client’s activities as a media agency.

i29 interior vmx architects mediaxplain office amsterdam
photo © ewout huibers

i29 interior vmx architects mediaxplain office amsterdam
photo © ewout huibers

i29 interior vmx architects mediaxplain office amsterdam
photo © ewout huibers

i29 interior vmx architects mediaxplain office amsterdam
photo © ewout huibers

i29 interior vmx architects mediaxplain office amsterdam
photo © ewout huibers

i29 + VMX collaborate for media agency office in amsterdam
photo © ewout huibers

i29 interior vmx architects mediaxplain office amsterdam
photo © ewout huibers

i29 interior vmx architects mediaxplain office amsterdam
second floor plan

 i29 interior vmx architects mediaxplain office amsterdam
third floor plan

 

 

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