The Culture of ArchiTeam
Within ArchiTeam there is a culture of resourcefulness. Our proposed design uses minimal interventions that achieve an optimum functionality and transforms the character of the space.
Creating a comfortable, peaceful, highly functional yet memorable project with a modest budget is a challenge that is presented to us frequently. Transforming a tired, characterless space into something special that represents the ideals and pre-occupations of clients, in this case an architectural co-operative, with limited resources requires collaboration, understanding, patience and inventiveness.
The existing space has been divided with a full width curtain that defines two spaces allowing for more flexible and intensive use of the space. Meetings, presentations and small functions will be able to be held simultaneously with the office space.
Contrasting, subtle and bold characteristics of space
Within the office space new simply and carefully detailed joinery reveals an attention to detail that is expected in a work of architecture. A muted palette allows for a peaceful and comfortable workspace for Architeam staff. Contrasting this is a meeting room of vivid blue with proposed contrasting coloured furniture. When the curtain is closed this deliberately unusual space creates a memorable moment within an otherwise typical office building.
Working with the ArchiTeam board the process of working out the most functional and effective design has been enjoyable and come together smoothly. As expected the tender prices have come in higher than the allocated budget and a review of what is essential to achieve a good outcome, negotiations with a preferred tenderer and consideration of alternative methods of completing particular elements of the project will need to be explored.
A space for members
Our intention is to create a space that can accommodate more ArchiTeam members more frequently. A space that ArchiTeam can be proud of and feel comfortable inviting both its members, partners and guests into. Like so many of the projects of ArchiTeam members achieve a fantastic outcome with limited resources and creativity.