archive divides an office in shanghai with plywood-framed screens

archive divides an office in shanghai with plywood-framed screens

chinese architectural studio archive has revealed the design of a spacious translucent office in shanghai. using strict plywood and concrete as the main materials, the architects have completed the interiors which feature geometrical lighting fixtures and green plants. the polycarbonate dividers — which act as the main element of the design — allow for a transparent environment appropriate for a modern workplace.

studio archive divides an office in shanghai by plywood-framed screens designboom



shanghai-based archive was tasked with both the interior and the furniture design of w studio’s offices. in order to separate the different functional areas and to allow decent air circulation, the partition walls do not reach the ceilings. inside, the corridor sees a façade wall made of a plywood frame inserted into the original structure. the reception area is relatively intimate, seeing a cozy space that is surrounded by wood wool sound-absorbing boards. the only private office in the project is simply separated by the PC wave plates which allow for the required privacy while maintaining the concept of transparency.

studio archive divides an office in shanghai by plywood-framed screens designboom

studio archive divides an office in shanghai by plywood-framed screens designboom


project info:


name: w studio

architects: archive

location: shanghai, china

program: office

status: completed

year: 2018



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