za bor architects finish iponweb company office in moscow za bor architects finish iponweb company office in moscow
nov 16, 2013

za bor architects finish iponweb company office in moscow

za bor architects finish iponweb company office in moscow
image © peter zaytsev / za bor architects
all images courtesy of za bor architects

 

 

 

the russian architecture duo, peter zaytsev and arseniy borisenko, has renovated the sixth floor of an old brewery-turned factory into a hub for iponweb in moscow. in its rendition as an office, the building’s history is still visible in elements such as an elevated floor and multiple beam and utility line systems in the ceiling. the adaptation by za bor architects employs a simple color palette, irregular geometries, planters and typography to transform the space into a work place for 120 developers, associated managers and staff, and visiting international partners.

 

 


main entrance to the iponweb company office
image © peter zaytsev / za bor architects

 

 

 

the ‘iponweb company office’ consists of an open plan broken up by an angular entry tunnel that leads to a large gathering space. this interior plaza acts as a welcoming area for international partners that visit from out of town, as there is no administrative function in the office. at the perimeter za bor architects has located four of the seven conference rooms. the other three are located near the elevator lobby. each is named after a planet, whose identifying characteristics are written on the wall as decor. the celestial reference is meant to remind employees of the company’s geocentric role.

 

 


on passes through the tunnel to reach the large gathering space
image © peter zaytsev / za bor architects

 

 

 

upholstered seating, plant life and a spray acoustic treatment on the ceiling dampen sound within the chamber otherwise prone to echoes. the furnishings simultaneously add color to the neutral palette, while the greenery additionally acts as a dividing wall between different functions. located in an industrial park, the stark finishes are complimented by the urban fabric beyond, which includes a spectacular view of shukhov radio tower.

 

 


planters and colorful furniture highlight the neutral palette
image © peter zaytsev / za bor architects

 

 


conference rooms break up the open plan and delineate space for assembly
image © peter zaytsev / za bor architects

 

 


each of the seven conference rooms is named after a planet, and is decorated with typographic facts on the corresponding celestial body
image © peter zaytsev / za bor architects

 

 


located in a renovated brewery-turned-factory, the space has seen many iterations, evident in several layers of superimposed infrastructure
image © peter zaytsev / za bor architects

 

 

project info:

project management: za bor architects
architecture and design: za bor architects
architects: arseniy borisenko and peter zaytsev
furniture: steelcase, ikea
flooring: interface FLOR
time of project: 2012-2013
floor area: 1100 sq.m
photos: peter zaytsev / za bor architects

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