via de' ciancaleoni 34, 00184 rome, italy
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Red Object
Shanghai - invited
Conversion of an ex factory into an office building. Taking into account the height of the rooms, a neutral central void was created to divide the upper space into two mezzanine floors joined together by two bridge-corridors. The use of white resin for the floors and epoxy applied directly onto the concrete makes the double height a perfect setting for the utility functions, all housed among objects resembling sculptures. A faceted red object contains two meeting rooms and a kitchen in its lower level. It is separated from the floor by an illuminated slice of void and reflects onto the white resin. Other less startling sculptures are the reception desk which lies in the bend of the banister of the stairs and another long belt-like surface which can be used as a working surface which leads the way into the central area.