za bor architects inserts colorful additions to yandex office
photo by peter zaytsev
all images courtesy of za bor architects

 

 

 

in response to growth by the russian internet and search engine company yandex, za bor architects has completed the extension and renovation of their office in saint petersburg, to include an entire new floor of the building. the interior interventions are stretched along the level’s long and singular corridor, and include meeting rooms of varying privacy, relaxation areas, coffee bars, dining, etc. the design is distinguished by an array of vibrantly colored and playfully composed elements, which reflect the business’s transition to more-3D graphical style, as well as their general desire for a unique identity. the project is the fourth phase in the office’s expansion, which now occupies 10,000 sqm across three stories.

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multicolored and angled wall elements wrap a portion of the corridor
photo by peter zaytsev

za bor architects yandex saint petersburg office 4 designboom

photo by peter zaytsev

za bor architects yandex saint petersburg office 4 designboom

the layout includes a variety of glass-faced meeting areas
photo by peter zaytsev

za bor architects yandex saint petersburg office 4 designboom

pillow seating provides a relaxing area of retreat
photo by peter zaytsev

za bor architects yandex saint petersburg office 4 designboom

cut outs in the wall planes reference the search engine company’s graphic identity
photo by peter zaytsev

za bor architects yandex saint petersburg office 4 designboom

carpet tiles visually bleed from enclosed meeting spaces
photo by peter zaytsev

za bor architects yandex saint petersburg office 4 designboom

the long corridor blends a mix of vibrant colors
photos by peter zaytsev

za bor architects yandex saint petersburg office 4 designboom

photo by peter zaytsev

za bor architects yandex saint petersburg office 4 designboom

contrasting aesthetic styles interface at a hard edge
photos by peter zaytsev

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: benois business center, saint petersburg, russia
dates: 2013-2014
area: 3310 sqm
architecture: za bor architects / arseniy borysenko and peter zaytsev
interior design: nadezhda rozhanskaya
photography: peter zaytsev