CardboardOffice

convertion of an industrial empty space for an advertising company
Client : Elegangz
Area : 180m²
Location : Mediavillage, 8 rue Myrha, 75018, Paris, France
Schedule : conception and realisation 5 weeks
Octobre 2008

Images courtesy Benjamin Boccas

The task was to convert the 160m² empty industrial space in an operational working space for the 2O employees with an original design able to transmit a young and dynamic image. Budget was restricted to the minimum and timing was only 5 weeks from conception to realization. The client main wish was to create partitions between the different teams. Try to reduce acoustic problems caused by metallic ceiling in an opens space configuration.

The whole design was completed with 4cm thick water resistant honeycomb cardboard. Even if it is a packaging product it is a cheap, green and technical material offering many advantages on traditional building materials. Everything was mounted with a system of folding combined with glue and tape, no additional structures were added. Lightness, compression resistance, easy cutting made the cardboard a solution to build everything in seven days.

To solve the workstations problems and size changing teams, a flexible system of partitions was made. All the angles can be easily moved and reconfigured as needed, this solution offers a modular and functional space for the young firm.
Based on re-use, low tech and indirect use this unusual interior design offers a functional and flexible space, which could be built in a very short time for a competitive price. Mix of soft and poetic umbrellas hanged in the industrial warehouse, association of flat partition with raw apparent honeycomb, contrast between rugged rock wall and fragile cardboard give a unique spirit to the office, conveying the client dynamic image.