‘Studio fit-out for growing business – added-value on a limited budget ’
Following 3 years of continuous growth and profitability +3 Architecture needed to develop their existing studio to meet the needs of a larger workforce and a more intensive use of their existing office space. It was also an opportunity to further express their developing brand and to build on the architectural language of the initial fit-out works (including the eye-catching ‘bubble-wrap’ meeting room).
The primary architectural move was to locate a new, enclosed meeting pod at the centre of the ‘T’-shaped office plan. This naturally divided the studio into 3 distinct zones – entrance foyer/gallery space and 2 (linked) studio spaces – with the meeting room acting as a shared resource at the heart of the space and directly addressing the reception space. The meeting pod integrated a pair of existing columns within its external walls with the remaining envelope doubling-up as much needed storage space facing out into the adjacent studios.
The palette of materials extended the existing language of simple, affordable yet interesting choices – off-the-shelf kitchen carcasses, simple ironmongery and standard kitchen doors allied to bespoke, birch-faced ply joinery, crisp glazed partitions and ‘punctured’ Rigitone, plasterboard cladding – all carefully laid out and detailed to reflect our architectural philosophy and approach – namely to achieve more with less.
+3 Architecture Studios: Newcastle
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