stéphane malka develops floating wall system to delineate paris office space
 
stéphane malka develops floating wall system to delineate paris office space stéphane malka develops floating wall system to delineate paris office space
apr 05, 2016

stéphane malka develops floating wall system to delineate paris office space

stéphane malka develops floating wall system to delineate paris office space
all images courtesy of malka architecture

 

 

 

in paris’ 13th arrondissement, architect stéphane malka has employed a flexible partition system to delineate a new office in the french capital. agoratic, a company who specializes in computer education, commissioned malka and his team to design a workplace that incorporated a series of multipurpose zones capable of hosting digital training spaces, administration offices, or meeting rooms.

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the flexible partition system delineates the office

 

 

 

as part of the project’s development, the architects created and patented a floating wall system, which sees partitions suspended 3 millimeters above the floor and below the ceiling. these elements also include full height doors, and are patented under the name ‘MuMo’ (‘mur mobiles’ / ‘mobile walls’ in french). this system enables the user to arrange multiple room configurations. the result is an interior that appears as a three-dimensional chessboard, with alternating light and dark boxes.

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the workplace incorporates a series of multipurpose zones

 

 

 

the autonomous structural system provides a mobile and flexible place to work, while toying with its occupants’ sense of space. visual distortions are established through the use of mirrors, false symmetries and real life fish-eye effects. the office stretches and contracts, multiplies and divides, and creates polymorphic spaces — from remote workpods to generously proportioned meeting rooms.

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the architects created and patented a floating wall system

 

 


la nouvelle heloïse by malka architecture

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partitions are suspended 3 millimeters above the floor

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the system is patented under the name ‘MuMo’

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the user is able to arrange multiple room configurations

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the autonomous structural system provides a mobile and flexible place to work

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visual distortions are established through the use of mirrors and false symmetries

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the office stretches and contracts — multiplies and divides

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zones range from remote workpods to generously proportioned meeting rooms

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the scheme is located in paris’ 13th arrondissement

 

 

project info:

 

type: office
status: built
year: 2016
location: paris, france
client: agoratic
area: 110 sqm
team: stéphane malka architecture / laurent clément photographe

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