Bamboo, the native Asian wood, is a commonly used material thanks to its combination of strength and light weight, and O Architecture's design for an office in Beijing makes ample use of the fast-growing wood for precisely these purposes. The office is built into the skeleton of a traditional hutong building, and it uses bamboo to add a sense of lightness and airiness to what might otherwise feel like a stuffy, cramped space.
One of the interesting quirks of O Architecture's design is that it's very precisely segmented. The bamboo in the interior forms a series of empty cubes, and the office is planned such that there are exactly 10,000 of those cubes spanning throughout the L-shaped interior.
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O Architecture's Office Design Features Segmented Blocks
1. Bamboo-filled Offices - Designing offices with bamboo materials creates a sense of lightness and airiness, improving productivity and well-being of employees.
2. Segmented Interior Design - Precision segmentation in interior design using bamboo cubes creates a unique and visually stunning workspace.
3. Traditional Hutong Revival - Incorporating bamboo in the revival of traditional hutong buildings combines traditional aesthetics with sustainable materials, attracting eco-conscious consumers.
1. Architecture and Interior Design - Architecture firms can explore incorporating bamboo as a sustainable and visually appealing material in office designs.
2. Furniture and Decor - Furniture and decor companies have the opportunity to create bamboo-based furniture pieces specifically designed for segmented office interiors.
3. Sustainable Building Materials - Manufacturers and suppliers of sustainable building materials can focus on producing and marketing bamboo-based products for office and commercial spaces.