同溫層 Echo Chamber
The project is a single-story renovation in an aging commercial office building. Preliminary surveys of the interior indicated a square space with a total floor area of more than 180 square meters. Based on the commercial attributes and needs of the client, a legal consulting firm, the site is efficiently zoned, including a reception counter area with the corporate image, a general office space and executive offices, a conference room, two VIP reception rooms and a sofa reception area with a high stool bar.
As the main clientele mostly consists of influential politicians and businessmen who value privacy, the spatial flow emphasizes internal circulation, with single-way arrangements and multiple access points to ensure that there is no interference between colleagues and visitors. At the same time, the upscale, private and comfortable environs remind one of a private club, which is created through the sophisticated and restrained texture matching, lighting plan, welcome and reception functions and layered depth of field composition and other tastefully designed elements, which greatly enhance the sense of sophistication and intuition, thus evoking a deep resonance among the prospective customers and professionals.
The entrance reception counter area is restrained rather than fancy, as it is only composed of vertical and horizontal lines. In addition, the contrast of material blocks explains the relative relationship between the background and function. The flooring also follows the spatial flow, with variations in carpet colors symbolizing the change in attributes and function. The sofa welcome area with a high-stooled bar is located in the heart of the office and the deliberately exposed ceiling not only relieves the relatively short ceiling height, but also creates an extended view of the elevation and the interest of overlapping panels. There is a VIP room on each side of the sofa area to ensure the privacy and courtesy of the guests are upgraded simultaneously through the continuous integration of movement and concealment techniques.