Office of Blocks

PrizeHonorable Mention in Interior Design / Workplaces
Firm LocationNew York, United States
Project locationHong Kong
CompanyAdrian Chan Design and Research Office
Lead ArchitectAdrian Chan
Design TeamTracy Lam

This is an exploration of how a confined space - a tiny office - accommodates a range of functions while encouraging employee well-being. The solution: promoting perceived space and ceiling height, adaptable programming and humanistic materiality. A cue was taken from the 20th C style ‘Prairie School’ where bands of windows and lines directed the inhabitant's gaze towards the horizontal in spite of the ceiling height. Here, cabinetry are conceived as a series of floating ‘functional blocks’ embedded along a wall that invites one to follow along. Remaining areas allow for flexible programming.