monadnock completes tented office interior for the netherlands' oldest company
 
monadnock completes tented office interior for the netherlands' oldest company monadnock completes tented office interior for the netherlands' oldest company
jan 30, 2016

monadnock completes tented office interior for the netherlands' oldest company

monadnock completes tented office interior for the netherlands’ oldest company
all images by stijn bollaert

 

 

 

rotterdam-based practice monadnock has transformed an industrial building into a comfortable office environment for the oldest company in the netherlands. in completing the project for ceramics specialists royal tichelaar, the design team referenced the ‘tent room’, a fabric lined volume often found in old country houses. this notion is expressed by a huge, light textile ceiling that conceals the building’s utilitarian elements. although the office is divided into four rooms of various sizes, the grand gesture brings them together as part of one large space.

monadnock-interior-office-of-the-royal-tichelaar-factory-the-netherlands-designboom-02
the design references ‘tent rooms’, fabric lined volumes often found in old country houses

 

 

 

the canopy increases the perception of ceiling height, covering all the required installations, such as ventilation and lighting, while evenly distributing light across each workplace. the ceiling is manufactured from standard ventilation cloth, normally used for ventilation ducts. this provides a smoother airflow directly through the fabric, without any vents. the spatial coherence of the office is supported by transparent and lightweight glass walls, allowing constant visual contact.

monadnock-interior-office-of-the-royal-tichelaar-factory-the-netherlands-designboom-02
the light textile ceiling that conceals the building’s utilitarian elements

 

 

 

the furniture is custom-made and uniform in each room, imbued with a constant color palette. the acoustics of the office are regulated by both the ceiling and the cabinets, which are covered with felt. the height of the furniture is sufficient to allow a private conversation in a seated position, while one is immediately part of the large collective space when standing. the elevated office also provides a clear and unobstructed view of the heavy clay works in the factory below.

monadnock-interior-office-of-the-royal-tichelaar-factory-the-netherlands-designboom-02
the canopy increases the perception of ceiling height

monadnock-interior-office-of-the-royal-tichelaar-factory-the-netherlands-designboom-02
the acoustics of the office are regulated by both the ceiling and the felt-covered cabinets

monadnock-interior-office-of-the-royal-tichelaar-factory-the-netherlands-designboom-02
the spatial coherence of the office is supported by transparent and lightweight glass walls

monadnock-interior-office-of-the-royal-tichelaar-factory-the-netherlands-designboom-02
the elevated office provides a clear and unobstructed view of the heavy clay works in the factory below

monadnock-interior-office-of-the-royal-tichelaar-factory-the-netherlands-designboom-02
founded in 1572, royal tichelaar is the netherlands’ oldest company

monadnock-interior-office-of-the-royal-tichelaar-factory-the-netherlands-designboom-02
the exterior of the steel-clad industrial building

monadnock-interior-office-of-the-royal-tichelaar-factory-the-netherlands-designboom-02
the offices are located in the northern dutch village of makkum

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

client: royal tichelaar makkum, ceramics manufactory
project team: sandor naus, job floris
location: makkum, the netherlands
project type: office interior
year: 2015
contractor: bouwgroep dijkstra draisma
project management: bouwadviesburo mark white
ceilings: lampe technical textiles
interior: galama-interior
photography: stijn bollaert

Save

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    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.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    490,319 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample