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