Another Studio’s workspace is located in the apartment building at Lubotran St. also designed by the studio. Initially planned as an apartment of 120 sqm, the space has undergone a transformation into an open-plan studio by demolition of almost all non-load-bearing walls. The open space plan provides flexibility and adaptability of the space.
The main idea was to create a homely workspace where one would be happy to go to in the morning and be comfortable and productive through the day.
Open libraries, glazing, a sliding door and white curtains are the elements defining, but not separating the different areas. Maintaining the visual connection between spaces without actually separating them helps strengthen the spirit of teamwork without ‘robbing’ anybody of his own personal space.
The space accommodates two work areas with 5-7 positions, a corner for physical models, a meeting room, a small kitchen, a bathroom and two terraces. A central place is taken by a large desk, which consists of three modules assembled in a Y-shape to make space for five or six people to work together.
The flooring combines oak parquet arranged in different patterns with ceramic tiles in the kitchen and bathroom area. These tiles are intended to resemble carpets scattered in the space, creating a homely atmosphere.
Pine plywood and black painted metal are used for the furniture and white cotton-rich textile for the curtains.
The library between the physical model area and the meeting room is used to store material samples and catalogues and contains elements which can be taken out and used as side tables and chairs when needed. The two other libraries are used from both sides. The one separating the kitchen area from the work area has a built-in clothes rack.
What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
The quality and atmosphere of the space is very homely and informal – it doesn’t at all resemble the typical office and in fact we often get asked by first time visitors if we live here. We believe that this cozy and homely atmosphere indices and boosts creativity and we are really glad to see that everybody feels good being in the studio.
About the authors
Another Studio is a studio for architecture & design founded in 2014 by arch. Andrey Andreev and arch. Petya Nikolova.
We believe in simplicity, in an unobtrusive architecture which does not impose or manifest itself in an aggressive way, but an architecture which can be experienced.
Architecture which contains and quietly contributes to the quality of life and the happiness of its occupants and observers.
Authors: Andrey Andreev & Petya Nikolova; Another studio
Client: Another Studio
Photos: Another Studio
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Area: 120 m2
Text provided by the authors of the project.