Course: Interior Foundations Studio
Danish Institute for Study Abroad | Copenhagen, 2015
Transformation of a warehouse on Copenhagen’s Paper Island into a co-working space. To reconnect the building to the name of the site, the interior space sought to evoke the material character of paper in lightness and translucency. Spatial programming was informed by the co-existence of introverted and extroverted modes of working. The concept was extended to the facade with a folding sheet that utilized the existing steel columns to alternate between providing shading for extruding private spaces and acting as public furniture at ground level. In consideration of Danish building codes that prioritize access to daylight, private offices and public work spaces were arranged closest to windows. Glass boxes for individual and group work, were extruded from the facade, as spaces to retreat and reconnect to the exterior world beyond the office.