RIGI design reconstructs office space in shanghai to host an independent lab
 

RIGI design reconstructs office space in shanghai to host an independent lab

RIGI design reconstructs office space in shanghai to host an independent lab

 

 

 

multi-disciplinary studio RIGI design have reconstructed the interior of their office in shanghai, china, to accommodate room for a lab area, meeting room and small show space. the building which was once a former factory, has been redesigned in order to reflect the firms clear vision and personalised aesthetic which they have grown since they first established the agency in 2006.

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all images © jack wen

 

 

 

RIGI design needed an office which would convey their concepts and ideas to potential customers in a clear and dynamic way. the studio was originally a standard rectangular space which only allowed natural light to enter from one side of the building. the reconstruction process allowed the firm to divide the open layout into various sections that would each cater towards a different function.

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the refurbishment accomodates room for a lab area, meeting room and small show space

 

 

 

to create a spacious studio, the ceiling was exposed in order to form a light open space. each area is color coded using different colored blocks and boxes which indicates the function of every room. a lab named ‘LKLAB’ is built inside the office, which is used by designers to build models and to convey their ideas and concepts to clients in a fun and interactive display.

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the studio was originally a standard rectangular space

 

 

 

kai liu, the founder of RIGI states that ‘sometimes a space is like a book, when turning pages and finding the sentences you like, you may label or mark them; while in a space, you have to walk through it and try to feel it and understand it, this is another kind of reading.’

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the reconstruction process allowed the firm to divide the open layout into various sections

 

 

 

kai liu added words numbers and phrases printed on the walls, objects and sign posts in order to communicate scale and proportion. ceramic tiles, cabinets, flower pots, lamps, electrical outlets and cord holes all follow a similar pattern. presented in a geometric fashion, each object is used as a vital component within the carefully structured assemblage.

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independent work space

rigi design office space shanghai china designboom

rigi design office space shanghai china designboom
each object is used as a vital component within the carefully structured assemblage

rigi design office space shanghai china designboom
each area is color coded to indicate the room’s function

rigi design office space shanghai china designboom
words numbers and phrases have been printed on the walls, objects and sign posts

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meeting room

rigi design plan office space shanghai china designboom
plan of the reconstruction

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3D model

 

 

 

project info

 

name: lk+rigi design office
type: office
designers: kai liu, rigi design team
design company: rigi design
area: 350㎡
design date: 2014/11
completion date: 2015/01
location: chang ning district, shanghai, china
photographer: jack wen
material: white latex paint, felt, gray tile, timber floor, led lamp, black glass, brick wall

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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