people's architecture office: 21 cake headquarters people's architecture office: 21 cake headquarters
aug 15, 2012

people's architecture office: 21 cake headquarters

people’s architecture office: 21 cake headquarters all images courtesy of people’s architecture office




chinese firm people’s architecture office has recently completed the new ’21 cake headquarters’ for the popular gourmet pastry franchise in beijing. the two-layer light-grey office holds all the rich flavors of vibrant tones inside, topped with a large skylight. white surfaces on the interior act as backdrops for the laminated panes of primary colors, red, blue and yellow. depending on one’s position and sequence through the hallway, the overlapping planes visually overlap to create a different combinations of resultant hues spanning the range of the rainbow, illuminated by natural and artificial light. the furniture, also in vanilla tones, are fragments of geometries that can fit into one another as puzzle pieces, allowing for flexibility in reunion space and function.






stained glass panels on the second floor



2nd floor office



central aisle on the second floor



colored glass hanging over the main entrance




1st floor lobby



(left) stairwell (right) office area under atrium



stairwell as seen from the offices



(left) stairwell (right) atrium






street-side elevation



floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1

  • Now that’s a fun, imaginative interior!

    mArkW says:
  • Maybe a bit eye jarring however I would use them in a minute. Beautiful!

    Sparky says:
  • Maybe a bit eye jarring, however, I would use them in a minute. Beautiful!

    Sparky says:
  • The interior photos, shot at night, are beautiful but I bet it is fascinating during the day.

    rcvs1 says:
  • Dig this, love how it really warms up the environment

    kurt says:
  • great tables!

    leslie says:
  • Love the design of the tables.

    TATTOO-LY says:
  • i like it so amazing

    oliver says:
  • Great project, i would love to work in a environment like that.

    like the lights in the space really accentuate the space in the right way aswell…

    what brand are the tables?

    Bram says:
  • @ Bram

    the tables are made by their sister company PIDO.

    danny db says:
  • Have a great design. Thank you for sharing. says:
  • that’s some serious colour! How’s about this for a colour blocked work space?

    Margie says:

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