Echoing Green Offices
Echoing Green Offices: A Project by Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design
Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design recently completed a project for Echoing Green Offices, which consisted of two parts. The client approached the team with the task of designing an office space that would cater to their needs, with the knowledge that they would need to expand and move to a larger space in the future.
The design team came up with a unique system of office partitions and furniture made up of plywood boxes of various sizes and shapes. These boxes were arranged in a more randomized way in the original space, allowing for visual connectivity throughout the area. However, when the client moved to a larger space, the boxes were re-organized to create entire wall partitions of single box types, simplifying the texture and combating the complexity of a more densely populated office space.
The Beauty of Plywood Boxes
The use of plywood boxes as office partitions and furniture is not only practical but also aesthetically pleasing. The boxes add a warm and natural texture to the space, creating a sense of harmony and balance. The rectilinear shapes of the boxes also provide a sense of order and structure, while their different sizes and configurations allow for flexibility and creativity in the design.
The Importance of Visual Connectivity
In the original space, the randomized arrangement of the boxes allowed for visual connectivity throughout the office, creating a sense of openness and collaboration. This was achieved by creating interstitial spaces between the boxes, which allowed for natural light to flow through the space and for employees to interact with each other. Even when the boxes were re-organized in the larger space, the design team made sure to maintain this sense of visual connectivity, creating a space that is both functional and inviting.
Innovative Design for a Better Future
The Echoing Green Offices project is an example of how innovative design can create a better future for businesses and their employees. By using plywood boxes as office partitions and furniture, the design team was able to create a space that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. The emphasis on visual connectivity and collaboration also promotes a sense of community and teamwork, which is essential for a successful business. Overall, the project is a testament to the power of design in shaping the way we work and interact with each other.