BVN Architecture’s Sydney Offices
Australian Architecture firm BVN Architecture re-designed their Sydney offices recently. A bit about them:
“In BVN’s Sydney Studio there are no offices, only meeting rooms; these can be either opened to the wider space with sliding doors or closed for privacy. All wall surfaces are usable as either drawing boards or pin up walls.
An elevated timber floor steps up from the concrete floor to form a ‘verandah’ along the Pitt Street edge, that includes a kitchen area, window benches, drop down screen and projector, television, free standing meeting tables and chairs, sofas and a foosball table. The verandah also has a new plywood ceiling, completing its differentiation from the main work floor.
Lighting is deliberately subdued with each work station having its own task lamp – this creates a softly dappled lighting effect throughout the studio.
The informality and accessibility of this studio begins at reception, where there is no reception desk, just a round table with a welcome smile.
Increasingly it is accepted that spaces that are conducive to productive activity are open and transparent with plenty of formal and informal meeting spaces and lots of shared facilities like cafes, libraries, even foosball tables. However these are simply parts of a whole, it is how they are put together that determines the ultimate feel or atmosphere of the space and whether it makes people want to be there and engage in useful activity.”
Images by John Gollings.