I love creative spaces…especially when they are workspaces because after spending the last 10 years working in an ugly, boring, totally uninspiring cubicle, it has become completely energy draining. Here’s a workspace I could totally work in.
We’re Aus3 Taller de disseny. A young group of designers (interiors & product) that have just established in Barcelona, and created Espai Born – an office, workshop, exhibition, and events space, that we’ve thought, designed, and created. The program consists on a the shop window on the floor at street level, and below the stairs, a working space, meeting room, a workshop and library areas, a long bar to have informal meetings, a reception area and the bathroom. Actually, it is our own space, and we’re working tohether a different multidisciplinary companies and freelances. We have designed all the furniture using recycled wood and metal. The lighting design is simple and uses the bulbs directly, without using lamp shades; and designing ourselves all the pieces, depending on how we’ll use every different area.
Down at the end of the garden is a little shed but this is a shed with just a little more than you would expect. A stylish work space/studio appears like a screen in a suburban garden that has been decked to connect it with the new kitchen extension at the rear of the Victorian era house. Ornamental pond, hidden paddling pool, sand pit and fire pit complete the backyard transformation by Ashton Porter. The attention to detail in this project won it the NLA (New London Architecture) “Don’t move, Improve” Award 2012. Definitely filing some of these ideas away for my own renovation.
I adore this home office of New Zealand designer and stylist LeeAnn Yare. The colours are phenomenal. LeeAnn is a wallpaper addict so she’s filled it with off-cuts and samples she couldn’t bear to part with – FUN! The desk is an old door, the filing cabinet was stripped, and the space is filled with vintage treasures. This one HAS to go in my inspiration folder. (via Urbis magazine, photo by Larnie Nicolson)
A fun and colourful office design by Argentinian architect Agustina Bottinelli of AB I Arquitectos Asociados. Slashes of red, piano key stairs, old school video games, funky pop furniture, chickens and a toilet that will definitely be well read. (Don’t ask me how it was done. Perhaps Agustina can let us know.) Definitely for a creative industry. I wonder if they actually get any work done?