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Allowing natural sunshine while giving panoramic view of bustling Istanbul city, Slash Architects design media office for ‘The Business Year ’
‘Pursuing to rewrite the built environment within the urban context’, Slash Architects is headed by İpek Baycan and Şule Gaucher. The World architecture award winning firm designed the office for media group – The Business Year in Barbaros Plaza, Istanbul. Taking into consideration that the previous office was located in a villa surrounded by lush greenery, the architects have used natural light, open office concept and green walls as design tools.
Waiting lounge for visitors
From the Architects –
Located on the 12th floor of a plaza building in Istanbul, overlooking a 3600 view of Istanbul’s historical peninsula. Coupling the corporate feel of the plaza with natural use of materials and greenery The Business Year media office offers a cozy, creative environment. Considering the employees have just moved in to a plaza from a villa with a garden, the designers plan was to benefit from the sunshine and the view as much as possible yet creating user-friendly workspaces that allow high concentration of the creative teams.
Interior floor plan
As a media press office, the main team of the office are designers and editors. Both of the teams have to have interaction with each other yet maintaining the spatial necessities of seclusion. The planning allows these main groups of profession to interact in common lounge areas and meeting points in public spaces of the office. All of the workstations are located around the facade, leaving minimum circulation that allows interaction of different teams.
The office’s entrance welcomes visitors with a logo wall which also has hints of organic-nature friendly characteristics of the office interior. Following this, subtle designs of green embedded furniture create a lively, humanistic environment where the workers feel at ease.
Having designed common spaces such as library corner, digital point, kitchenette and waiting lounges, it is aimed to enhance the interrelationships of the office workers in a friendly environment.
Glass partition for meeting room
Considering the non-hierarchic structure of the office itself, the designer’s and editor’s spaces are located in an open office system. These two teams also have a small meeting room separated from the main open office with a green-glass wall separator. Planning the spatial necessities, the designers have divided the office spaces as transparent as possible allowing maximum sunshine and view porosity.
View of the city from the office
Project details –
Project Name – The Business Year office
Location – Barbaros Plaza Kat: 12, Dikilitaş, Beşiktaş, 34349 – Istanbul, Turkey
Client name – The Business Year
Architect Firm – Slash Architects
Lead Architects – Şule Ertürk Gaucher, İpek Baycan
Design Team – Şule Ertürk Gaucher, İpek Baycan, Nergis Kahraman, Aylin İnce
Project type – Office, Commercial design
Construction consultant – Aks Architecture Construction
Completion Year – 2016
Built Up Area – 320 sqm.
Photography Credits – © Alt Kat Architectural Photography