Two layers of the suspended ceilings that hided original lamps and lampshades produced by the Minsk plant “Integral” in 1978. It was a real gem. The task of the architects was to restore the space back to its original view with minimal investments, and to partly save original textures and interior elements.
▼办公空间俯瞰，overlook to the co-working space
▼从休息室望向办公空间，view to the working area from the lounge area
The lampshades were hung on cables, while the wooden panels, the end wall’s brickwork and the parquetry were carefully restored. New elements were providently mixed together with the old ones. The work desks, the kitchen island and the storage system were created by special order on the basis of architects’ sketches. Another part of the furniture is vintage, most of it was found among other stuff in the fire exit staircase. It included for example a Kofod Larser chair designed in 1970s.
▼吊灯与精心修复过的木制面板、砖砌墙壁和镶木地板形成呼应，the lampshades were hung on cables, while the wooden panels, the end wall’s brickwork and the parquetry were carefully restored
▼灯具和天花细部，lamp and ceiling detailed view
An important source of inspiration for both teams is a neon quote from the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein: “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.”
▼霓虹灯标语，the neon quote
Architects: Archiproba Studios
Location: Moscow, Russia
Architect in Charge: Tamara Muradova
Area: 400.0 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Olya Eichenbaum