partisans delineates office space with a waffle of plywood surfaces
 
partisans delineates office space with a waffle of plywood surfaces
jan 22, 2015

partisans delineates office space with a waffle of plywood surfaces

partisans delineates office space with a waffle of plywood surfaces
photography by jonathan friedman photography
all images courtesy of partisans

 

 

 

canadian design studio partisans has inserted an undulating waffle of plywood surfaces within an existing office building in toronto. the think tank, which totals an area of 240 square meters, occupies an upper level of the mies van der rohe-designed TD center.

 

the timber planes delineate the office, separating a central studio space from a series of private offices, boardrooms, a kitchen, and a lounge along its edges. as the wooden surfaces arch outwards, they give way to the glass walls that define the offices – a transition that helps create a sense of openness and transparency. consequently, the relatively small units feel much larger, offering each employee outward views beyond their desk.

partisans think tank office toronto canada designboom
as the wooden surfaces arch outwards, they give way to glass walls that define the individual offices

partisans think tank office toronto canada designboom
timber planes delineate the office, separating a central studio space from a series of private offices

partisans think tank office toronto canada designboom
the scheme occupies an upper level of the mies van der rohe-designed TD center

partisans think tank office toronto canada designboom
each room offers employees outward views beyond their desk

partisans think tank office toronto canada designboom
(left) entrance and waiting area
(right) a smaller area for group meetings

partisans think tank office toronto canada designboom

partisans think tank office toronto canada designboom
floor plan detailing the layout of the 240 square meter office

partisans think tank office toronto canada designboom

 

 


extuple inc: assembly
video courtesy of partisans

 

 

project info:

 

name: think tank office
location: toronto, canada
client: withheld
scale: 2,500 sqf (240 sqm)
budget: withheld
type: commercial, office

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