most architecture: brandbase pallet
most architecture: brandbase pallet
sep 27, 2010

most architecture: brandbase pallet

brandbase pallet project by most architecture all photos by rogier jaarsma courtesy most architecture




most architecture were commissioned by amsterdam company brandbase to design a temporary space for their new office location. because of its impermanence, the client proposed a low-budget renovation, in which most architecture decided to employ 270 shipping pallets to shape and inform the workplace.


the open concept suits the advertising agency’s collaborative approach, whereby long workstations made from stacked pallets create a casual work environment, which occupies a typical dutch canal house–a structure that stands tall and narrow–that is 27 meters deep, with a back area divided by a split level.


the interior has been painted completely white, providing a homogeneous base for the pallet structures. outside of forming the furniture, the employed low-cost material is used architecturally to build the staircases.



most architecture: brandbase palletview of the ground floor work area



most architecture: brandbase palletpallets are employed in the construction of the office furniture



most architecture: brandbase palletthe inexpensive material is also used to create the staircases leading workers between floors



most architecture: brandbase palletupstairs attic area houses individual workspaces



most architecture: brandbase palleta stepped arrangement of pallets creates the desks and flooring platforms



most architecture: brandbase palletprofile of some of the pallet constructions



most architecture: brandbase palletmeeting room


project info:


architects: most architecture client: brandbase bv location: brouwersgracht 246, amsterdam design: may 2010 completion: july 2010 number of pallets: 270 pieces surface: 245 m2 building sum: 50.000 euro photo credits: rogier jaarsma

  • Love the design and its concept!
    @Anne..looking at the brandmarks on the pallets they are real europallets

  • I would have liked it if they had used real pallets and not designed and used their own. Using real ones would make it a larger and more interesting design challenge. I don’t think it can be truly considered recycled if you build your own.

  • I love th concept of the office.
    May i say ‘out of the box’.
    Pity, very few people subscribe to such overtures in design and fewer still will agree from the maintenance point of view.

    Very low cost though.

    Ravi S Chauhan
  • The concept is cool, yet the architect did not designed this office structually. This is a typical example of ”look only – do not touch” architecture. Offices generate dust, and lots of it! those pallet stacks are ideal for storing dust particles. Who the hell will clean this thing???

    ANd i hope those pallets are treated with water and fireproof coating!

  • I really like it! would pimp my own office into a new space 😉

  • The board room is the most successful space I think but why create furniture and space only by stacking the pallets? Interesting design concept taken to the extreme…. were there any other iterations?

  • A very attractive yet highly flammable office.

  • I think this is just ugly. It looks awfully cramped. Pity those who have to be there every day.

  • great idea!

  • nice space and nice choice of chairs
    the pallets would have benefitted from a lighter touch


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