taranta studio by taranta creations
taranta studio by taranta creations taranta studio by taranta creations
jun 19, 2011

taranta studio by taranta creations

taranta creations studio, by taranta studio located in shanghai, china photos courtesy of taranta creations

shanghai based practice taranta creations has designed their own studio located in shanghai, china. reflecting their ongoing creative process, the intervention seeks to provide an adaptable space that supports a range of informal functions.

the ground floor contains individual workstations, while the upper level, accessed via a sculptural staircase, is used as a communal meeting area. the floor itself is intended to be used as one continuous desk, while four recessed stations provide a more traditional workspace. the large ‘work floor’ invites the designers to use the open space for thinking, sketching, meeting, drafting, modeling, sitting and relaxing. this informal setting encourages cross pollination between different disciplines and projects occurring within the office.

the second floor from one of the recessed desk areas

informal and contoured, the central staircase is reminiscent of a large droplet of water ready to fall from the ceiling. upon entering the stairway, a highly saturated environment of bright red engulf and surrounds the individual, starkly marking the transition between the contrasting office areas. the color is repeated on the second floor as an accent to highlight the recessed work areas.

the entrance to the ‘waterdrop’ stair from the second floor


the ‘waterdrop’ stair from the ground floor

the back of the ‘waterdrop’ staircase on the ground floor

back of ‘waterdrop’ stair from the ground floor

during construction


interior elevation

layout diagram

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

  • Amazing

    GR says:
  • nice, i sure want to be on top, looks much more fun than on the bottom where all the slaves sit…

    richard says:
  • super cool design – very creative !!! congrats !

    Diego says:
  • Looks oppressive with that big hunk of whatever in the middle of the room.

    William Stewart says:
  • We certainly don’t have anything like this in the [url=http://www.carolinarealtyguide.com/riverwalk.php]River Walk real estate[/url] market. This is awesome!

    Ed says:
  • Contrived. How on earth are people supposed to get in and out of the triangular units? On the long side table with six computers, where are people supposed to put things? Ground floor would make one claustrophobic . . . what about air circulation? And, all that fiber glass/plastic ??? what will it look like in a couple of years?

    savannahjones says:
  • What happened downstairs?

    E.P.Mallari says:

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