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ELLIOTT + ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

NORTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

SOUTH ELEVATION

imagenet houston
HOUSTON, TX, USA

1 254M

From office automation to


home construction to digital
printing and beyond, the
companies of ImageNet
America share common
characteristics. First, they
exist to serve customers with
excellence and devotion and
contribute to their success
and happiness. Second,
the key to accomplishing
that is providing long-term
opportunity, support, and a
great working environment
for their associates, many
of whom have risen to
management and even
ownership roles in its various
companies.

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WEST ELEVATION

The designers had previously


worked on three other projects
for the client but this was
their first ground-up project
for them. They sought to
bring economy, relevance to
business, memorable images/
personality and expandability
to the project.

recycled paper wall into the


project.

8 x 11.
11 x 17.
A house of paper.
Rods and shadows.
There is hot
stillness
and Morning sun.
Bring in a breeze.
The client required an
Turn Chaos into order.
equipment showroom, two
Use Walls that grow,
video conference rooms,
binding,
a sales area, management
offices, a secure inventory area stacks,
and technical support area for pages.
Consider The shadow as
machine repair. The building
was to allow for expandability duplicate.
and incorporate the signature Living in reams

with Light burning letters onto


the page.
Passing through the cool
between 2 pages
shadow painting.
Messages
and Language.
A building as a book . . .
with pages and memorable
thoughts.
Words of History
or independence
or conviction
or new ideas
formed in concrete.
Dont forget a bookmark
and the same page over and
over...
Let the architectural form be

the spirit...
Engage.
Receive and deliver
countless messages
and 1 bold idea.
Repeat . . .

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ENTRY PORTAL
COURTYARD
ENTRY
SHOWROOM
SALES
ADMINISTRATION
SALES MANAGER
ASSISTANT MANAGER
SERVICE MANAGER
SERVICE TECH.
GENERAL MANAGER
SERVER
CONFERENCE ROOM
BREAK ROOM
WOMEN
MEN
VESTIBULE
RESTROOM
MECHANICAL
ASSISTANT MANAGER
PARTS MANAGER
PARTS
WAREHOUSE

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BMI SYSTEMS
ELLIOTT + ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS
PROJECT TEAM RAND ELLIOTT, FAIA; MICHAEL SHUCK, ASSOC AIA; BRIAN FITZSIMMONS, AIA
CIVIL ENGINEER COBB, FENDLEY & ASSOCIATES, INC.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER HAYNES WHALEY ASSOCIATES, INC.
MEP E/B/E, INC.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT WONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.
GENERAL CONTRACTOR MISSION CONSTRUCTORS, INC.
PHOTOGRAPHY SCOTT MCDONALD, HEDRICH BLESSING
CLIENT/OWNER
DESIGN FIRM

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kirkpatrick oil hennessey


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, USA

The Kirkpatrick family began


oil exploration in the 1920s
when their first oil well was
drilled. They subsequently
set up Kirkpatrick Oil in 1950
which has been active in the
Hennessey area for 60 years.
Many years later, in October
2007, a fire destroyed the
I.0.0.F Hall, the American
Legion Building and the
Dinkler Drug Store Building.
These were all vintage 1910
buildings and in downtown
Hennessey.

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In 2000, the town of


Hennessey established a
vision of the future and
where it would be in 2010.
The driving force behind
this initiative was to make
improvements to the
downtown and the central
community. Kirkpatrick Oil
joined the initiative with
a facility that will be the
centerpiece of the Main Street
beautification plan.

Being involved with the


Kirkpatrick Oil Company
district office in Hennessey
was one of those once-in-alifetime opportunities. Here
was a client with the courage
and vision to make something
great. The designers took
the idea of placing a modern
building in downtown
Hennessey as a serious
responsibility. They chose to
respond to the historic context
and bring new energy to Main
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BRISE-SOLEIL
SIDEWALK
COURTYARD
PARKING

from the historic 7.6m lot


lines, the scale of adjacent
masonry, and acknowledging
the historic building height.
For example, the brise soleil
horizontal dimensions are
60mm high to match the
adjacent masonry as a way
to tie the history and the 21st
century together. The project
has been embraced by the
community to the point where
the high school prom was held
there the same year it was
completed.

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modern forms and materials
with sensitivity to the historic
scale and proportion of the
adjacent historic structures.
The town of Hennessey has a
rich history and this building
represents a new and exciting
evolution of Main Street. A
highlight of the building is a
sculpture by renowned artist,
Nigel Hall, of the United
Kingdom. The piece is titled
Rising and is 2.7m tall.

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WOMEN
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KIRKPATRICK OIL COMPANY


ELLIOTT + ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS
PROJECT TEAM RAND ELLIOTT, FAIA; BRIAN BERRYHILL, ASSOC. AIA; MICHAEL SHUCK,
ASSOC. AIA
PHOTOGRAPHY SCOTT MCDONALD, HEDRICH BLESSING
CLIENT/OWNER
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r.b. akins company


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, USA

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The goal was to renovate a


non-descript 1950s warehouse
into offices that reflect the
personality of R.B. Akins, an
HVAC equipment and service
company. A full building
showroom was conceived
where normally concealed
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revealed HVAC equipment


includes ducts, grilles, copper
pipe, louvers and more.
Their products are proudly
displayed, celebrated and
treated like sculpture. The
public spaces become unique
and memorable for visitors.
The bones of the existing

warehouse were revealed


including columns, beams,
brick and concrete floor.
Gathering spaces were
created with views outside
and circulation spaces that are
flooded with light.

philosophy. Every walk down


the corridor is memorable. The
outdoor showroom celebrates
air-conditioning condensers
where the equipment and
platform are treated as
sculptures. The view is
framed by a fence functioning
Quality and Service is the
as a sculptural frame. A
core of the R.B. Akins business 9m long, 900mm diameter

stainless steel duct serves as


a signature that identifies the
front door. A half mile of PVC
pipe creates two walls to store
526 rolls of drawings. Also,
280m of spiral ducts create the
showroom display wall.

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ELLIOTT + ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS
PROJECT TEAM RAND ELLIOTT, FAIA; BILL YEN, AIA; BRENT FORGET, ASSOCIATE AIA
PHOTOGRAPHY SCOTT MCDONALD, HEDRICH BLESSING
CLIENT/OWNER
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chesapeake building 13
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, USA

12 070M 2

The Chesapeake Development


project is off-campus. Its
parking garage supports
Building 13 and North
Campus. The site occupies
a high visibility corner with
sloping topography. The office
building site is triangular
while the parking site is
square. The five story parking
site can accommodate 850
cars.

Building 13 has about


12,070 m2 of office space
accommodating 461 people.
The designers incorporated
the Chesapeake 15.8 m
module for office efficiency
which results in a central
atrium.
The architectural concept
was to connect Building
13 to the campus and

yet make it unique. The


building is respectful of the
campus buildings, materials
and colors. This has quiet
references to the Chesapeake
mission and focus and
process. The concept Energy
at Work has references to
drilling, exploration and being
energy smart. Viewers are
encouraged to think of energy
which is forever changing.

BUILDING 13

CAR PARK II

WEST ELEVATION

CAR PARK II

BUILDING 13

BUILDING SECTION LOOKING EAST

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JANITOR
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STAIR TOWER
CAR ENTRANCE
CAR EXIT

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION


ELLIOTT + ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS
PROJECT TEAM RAND ELLIOTT, FAIA; MICHAEL HOFFNER, AIA; SAM MOORE, ARCHITECT
PHOTOGRAPHY SCOTT MCDONALD, HEDRICH BLESSING
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CAMENZIND EVOLUTION LTD

googles new emea engineering hub


ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

12 000M2

Google is not a conventional


company which is apparent
in the new offices for
Googles EMEA Engineering
Hub in Zurich, Switzerland,
where the design cultivates
an energized and inspiring
work environment that is
focused but relaxed and
buzzing with activities.
The new EMEA Engineering
Hub is located within the
Hurlimann Areal, Zurich
city centre. The site was
originally a local brewery
that has been regenerated
into a vibrant mixed-use
development. The Google
building is a contemporary
seven storey shell and core
office block offering 12,000
m2 floor area for up to 800
staff.
Googles headcount has
doubled rapidly challenging
the architects to tailor-make
the design and construction
process in order to meet the
tight time and budgetary
constraints. Camenzind
Evolution was selected in a
competitive tender-interview
process to become the
lead architect and project
manager for the interior
design and fit-out of the
Engineering Hub.
A key element in the
design approach was that
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participate in the design


process to create their own
local identity. Under the
guidance of the Director of
International Real Estate at
Google in Mountain View, an
interactive and transparent
approach to the architectural
process was implemented.
A diverse team was formed
as the steering committee
to represent the office.
This committee reviewed,
challenged and approved
the design throughout the
project. Such engagement
provided open collaboration,
unique perspectives and
ideas, and a direct sense
of ownership. To this end,
Camenzind Evolution was
neither given a specific brief
nor a corporate identity
manual and explicitly
asked not to research the
organization and design of
Google offices.
The architects began with
a rapid process of research
and analysis to map out the
opportunities and challenges
posed by the building as
well as the emotional and
practical requirements
of the employees. The
latter was achieved by
conducting a survey of all
users, complemented by
workshops and interviews.
This research, guided by
a psychologist, extended
beyond purely functional

aspects, and provided


information about personality
types, representational
systems, values and
motivational factors.
Although the details of the
survey outcomes remain
confidential, the process
revealed that the optimal
working environment
needed to be diverse and at
the same time harmonious
whilst making it a fun and an
enjoyable place to work in.
The survey also showed that
while personal workspaces
needed to be functional and
neutral, communal areas
had to offer strong visual
and entertaining qualities
to stimulate creativity,
innovation and collaboration.
Concept options were
subsequently developed
and presented. Employees
decided early on that
they preferred to reduce
their personal net area of
workspace in order to gain
more communal and meeting
areas. The working areas
were therefore designed
with a high degree of space
efficiency. Additionally,
they had to accommodate
frequent staff rotation
and growth. On average,
employees move twice a
year within the building.
Consequently the office
layout was designed for

maximum adaptability.
Office areas are organized
along a central core and
are a mixture of open-plan
workspaces for 6-10 people
and enclosed offices for 4-6
people.

football and interactive video


games. There is also an
antique-themed library and
massage spa. Most spaces
also contain micro kitchens
offering drinks and snacks
all day.

All office enclosures use glass


partitioning which maintains
transparency, privacy, and
optimizes daylight while
reducing noise. Each office
floor is color-coded and
themed for easy orientation.
For example, on the blue
floor, large water and snow
photographs and graphics
enhance the color concept
and make it an integral part
of the interior larger.

The diversity of communal


areas provides a choice
of distinctive emotional
and visual experiences
activities. Communal areas
are intentionally dispersed
throughout the building to
encourage employees to
circulate. To allow speedy
fun movement between
floors, one can slide down
fire poles or go on a slide
that ends in a cafeteria on
the ground floor. To balance
the good food, a staffed
gym offers yoga, Pilates and
fitness classes

As many of the teams in


Zurich work with colleagues
all over the world, meeting
rooms were fitted with videoconferencing equipment.
Consequently, there are
a large number of small
to medium-size meeting
rooms throughout the office.
There are also informal
meeting areas to encourage
creative discussion around
whiteboards.
Camenzind Evolution also
developed themed communal
areas associated with sport
and leisure, for example,
an aquarium water lounge
for relaxation and a games
room for billiards, table

Many talks are held


at Google. Therefore,
conference facilities for up to
200 people were designed on
the ground floor.
The new Google EMEA
Engineering Hub in Zurich
is about functionality and
flexibility in the personal
workspace and choice and
diversity in the community
areas, creating an
environment that holistically
supports employees in their
work and well-being.

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CLIENT/OWNER

GOOGLE INC.

CAMENZIND EVOLUTION LTD.


QUADRAS BAUMANAGEMENT LTD.
BUILDING ENGINEERING AMSTEIN + WALTHERT LTD.
OFFICE FURNITURE CONSULTANT BRONAUTEN LTD.
CATERING CONSULTANT PLANBAR LTD.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF CAMENZIND EVOLUTION LTD.
ARCHITECTURE + PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SITE MANAGEMENT + QUANTITY SURVEYOR

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CHECKLAND KINDLEYSIDES

virgin atlantic global hq


GATWICK, UK

270M 2 (2, EACH 135M2)

In designing the reception


areas for Virgin Atlantic at
their global headquarters at
Gatwick, the design intent
was to create spaces that
capture the values, aspirations
and spirit of the brand.
The large offices have two
reception areas, providing
access to the north and south
entrances to the building.
These spaces are identical
with subtle distinguishing
design features enabling
visitors to differentiate
between the two.
For the hundreds of staff and
visitors that pass through
their doors every day, the
reception area forms a first
and lasting impression of the
company. The design concept
has transformed the existing
receptions into fresh and
contemporary space, which
are instantly recognizable as
Virgin, with the predominant
use of the brand red and white
color scheme.
Advantage was taken of the
double-height walls in the
atrium which provided a
huge blank canvas on which
to express the personality
of the Virgin Atlantic brand.
Hand-drawn illustrations
depict some quirky, humorous
representations of brand icons
and provide a flavor of some
of the airlines destinations,
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British images, reminiscent


of the companys origins and
heritage.

the waiting area, can also be


used to present information on
company news and events.

Using the same vinyl as that


used for the graphics on the
wings of Virgin Atlantics
aircraft, the illustrations
have been applied in gold to
the north reception and in
silver to the south, adding
a premium quality to the
space. In addition to the main
image, which sits behind
the reception desk, further
illustrations appear alongside
the lounge areas and in the
stairwell overlooking the
reception.

The colorful theme continues


through to furniture chosen
for the space, providing
a vibrant, yet laid back
ambiance. The color palettes
are differentiated between
the receptions; with tones of
purple, gold and maroon in
the north, and orange, green
and turquoise in the south
reception.
The high gloss red floor
completes the space;
reflecting the lighting feature

above, which playfully mimics


aircraft dropping through the
clouds to land safely back
home.
Working with Virgin Atlantic
was a pleasure because
of their confidence to do
something bold and unusual.
The challenge here was to
achieve maximum brand
impact and drama with a
minimal amount of high
quality elements. We were
able to achieve comfort and
durability in the finishes
and materials, and playful
spontaneity in the illustrated
details, said Joe Keating,

Senior Designer at Checkland


Kindleysides.
It was a delight to have
worked with Checkland
Kindleysides in providing
our fresh new identity at The
Office, said Jeremy Brown,
Senior Design Manager
at Virgin Atlantic. CK
immediately and implicitly
understood our brand, and
translated it perfectly to
encapsulate our values in the
finished form. The elegant
design is sophisticated yet
maintains a light-hearted
touch; typically Virgin
Atlantic.

The reception desk forms a


sculptural centerpiece, subtly
designed around motion
and flight in particular. The
dynamic form combines
workable, functional heights
into one simple pure white
Corian surface featuring the
Virgin Atlantic logo, which
used high-pressured water jet
cutting technology to ensure a
beautiful, precision finish.
Supporting Virgin Atlantics
recognition of their employees
great work, colorful lacquered
suitcases provide a playful
vehicle to display photos
and details of Virgin Atlantic
heroes nominated by
colleagues and customers.
The suitcases, which are
prominently displayed in
pigeonhole shelving behind

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VIRGIN ATLANTIC
CHECKLAND KINDLEYSIDES
DESIGN TEAM JOE KEATING (DESIGNER); TONY BELL (PROJECT MANAGEMENT);
JANINE VINCENT (PROJECT MANAGEMENT); NIGEL SHAW (PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT)
PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS GASCOIGNE
CLIENT/OWNER
DESIGN FIRM

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DALE JONES-EVANS PTY LTD ARCHITECTURE

dale jones-evans pty ltd architecture


offices and gallery
SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA

500M 2

As the architect, clientdeveloper, entrepreneurend user, the brief was to


redevelop a derelict 500 m2
car park (housed under a
1938 Art Deco residential flat
building) into a new galleryoffice environment for the
practice. The architect has
extended the language of
design to include thinking
comprehensively about
a project from multiple
perspectives (not simply a
physical design exercise). The
architects general multivalent
philosophy ensured the redevelopment and adaptive
re-use made good design
sense environmentally,
commercially and culturally
as well as from an interiorarchitecture perspective. The
multiple uses of the space
and (later potential flexible
uses) resulting from the open
plan is an example of how
interior architecture can
transform an under-utilized
interior space and transform
a streetscape. Ripping off
the derelict 19m wide garage
doors and inserting the sheet
glass faade system radically
transformed this blighted
streetscape into an exciting
raw, concrete interior space.
Transforming the existing
space into galleries and office
for the practice ensured life
now occupies this former
black hole in the street. It
also transformed the rear
end of the existing building

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to provide a completely new


address.
Designbank.org curate the
street-window gallery which
frames the architects office
and gallery environment
beyond. Architects, artists
and designers are invited to
exhibit experimental works
in the window which also
occupies the lobby entry. A
finely framed, glass-encased
car park also makes an
exhibit of the parked car, and
doubles up on gallery opening
nights as a street bar space.

white ceiling-suspended cable


trays. The effect is dramatic,
international in feel, and
deliberately designed not to
look like an architects office.
From a sustainability
perspective, the project is
firstly a careful adaptive reuse
requiring minimal works and
ensuring low maintenance

and accessible new services.


Natural light and crossventilation are designed and,
with the application of an all
gloss white interior, further
enhance lighting conditions
across this large 25m x 20m
internal floor plate. Low
energy light (with optional
gallery lights) and recyclable
materials are utilized.

The office is ostensibly


designed as a gallery for Dales
(museum quality), Australian
art collection of artists
like Gloria Petyarre, Rover
Thomas, Bill Henson, Paddy
Bedford and Mike Parr and
reflect his deep engagement
with Australia and Aboriginal
people. The office interior
is designed as a black sea
of shaped, stained plywood
workstations (designed by
the architect) which sit on a
square of black carpet. The
high gloss, white-textured
concrete envelope and smooth
perimeter high gloss-white
gallery walls circumscribe
this central black cube like
a box. The white on white
holds the black cube in place,
making a bold juxtaposition.
Both low-energy task up
lighting and warm gallery spot
lighting and other services
are planned in industrial,

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DALE JONES-EVANS
DALE JONES-EVANS PTY LTD ARCHITECTURE
DESIGN TEAM DALE JONES-EVANS, ADAM BROWN, ASPASIA SAGIOTIS, MAKI YAMAJI
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER NORTHERN BEACHES STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
MECHANICAL ENGINEER TIMAR PARTNERSHIP MECHANICAL ENGINEER
OTHER CONSULTANTS HANSON PROJECTS PROJECT MANAGER, BMG+C BCA CONSULTANTS
MAIN CONTRACTOR DALE JONES-EVANS PTY LTD ARCHITECTURE
PHOTOGRAPHY WILLEM RHEITMEIR
CLIENT/OWNER
DESIGN FIRM

LIGHTING

ERCO (EUROLUCE)
DALE JONES-EVANS PTY LTD ARCHITECTURE

WORKSTATIONS

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UNIVERSAL DESIGN STUDIO

mulberry headquarters
LONDON, UK

3 716M2

Mulberry worked with


Universal Design Studio, who
also created its 50 New Bond
Street flagship store concept,
to construct a space that
suits the brands commitment
to heritage and traditional
craft, as well as its affinity for
innovative design and a touch
of English brand eclecticism.
The brief was to create a
suitable, functional working
space for a unique fashion
brand, and not a dry office
environment.

Spaces are open and organic, and reflect a mix of natural,


low-key textures with innovative space and light elements.
The entire building has been designed to reflect light and a
welcoming, open ambiance. The reception floor features a
glass wall with views out to the courtyard, and an atrium
view down to the basement lounge caf.
The range of materials used
in the design and furniture
is restrained; focusing on
warmth and authenticity to
complement the spacious,
contemporary layout. This
natural material palette
creates a flexible, neutral
backdrop from which Mulberry
artwork and branding
installations can stand out,
and change to correspond
with each fashion season.
The design of each floor
creates empathy with the
architectural conditions
already in place, such as the
pitched roof, exposed steel

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trusses, full-height sash


windows and double-height
arched windows. These
elements inspired a different
character for each area,
rather than bland uniformity
throughout. Office floors
are arranged to encourage
communication between
teams, and black raw-steel
furniture items consolidate
storage and provide a visual
anchor for the open plan
work area. The new London
headquarters are inherently
very Mulberry; playfully British
in spirit, organic, joyful, and
authentic and with a history of
craft and tactility.

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UNIVERSAL DESIGN STUDIO


KIRSTY MILLS, JAY OSGERBY, JANE PINFOLD, IVANA SEHIC, SONIA TOMIC
EXECUTIVE ARCHITECTS GENSLER
MAIN CONTRACTOR OVERBURY
PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL GREENLEAF
DESIGN FIRM
DESIGN TEAM

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HEAD ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN LIMITED

topline corporation
DONGGUAN, CHINA

Topline is a Seattle based shoe design company that supplies


US and European markets as diverse as Jay Zs Rocawear brand
and Payless.
Their main production base is in southern and eastern China
and HEAD has worked with Topline to provide cutting edge
design and administration premises for a decade. Following
a renovation of their existing sample production factory in
Dongguan, China, HEAD assisted in the selection of an existing
factory complex and then designed a new centralized center
that would streamline their prototyping process within one site.

While much of the


accommodation schedule
was standard design
sample factory, showrooms,
dormitories, offices, cafeteria
etc. - the designers were keen
to infuse positive energy into
the workplace.
Without substantially
increasing the budget or
changing the brief, every
opportunity was taken to
make this factory exceptional.
The storage, display and
handling of thousands of fabric
and leather samples provided
an opportunity to have fun
with color in the work areas.
All spaces are decorated with
large graphics and bright
colors. In the cafeteria, table
football, pool and movies are
available and the courtyard

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houses a heavily used floodlit


basketball court and two
badminton courts.
Footwear modeling, an
important part of the shoe
prototyping process, is
done on circular discussion
plinths around which a
panel of designers and
manufacturers can work and
on top of desks which double
as long catwalks, bringing
fun and informality to the
workstations.
By implementing these easy
ideas, a tangible improvement
was made to the quality of the
working lives of hundreds of
factory workers in southern
China. The success of this is
borne out by greatly improved
staff retention at all levels.

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CLIENT/OWNER
DESIGN FIRM
PHOTOGRAPHY

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TOPLINE
HEAD ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN LIMITED
GRAHAM UDEN

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