The place is located in a corner and it has two facades with a strong rhythm of windows with a semicircular top shape. This gives the space a great personality. These elements are so strong that it is going to be the leitmotiv of the local morphology itself.
To solve the functional needs, the rounded arch is used as the only geometry, giving continuity and enhancing the pre-existing spatial language.
In a completely diaphanous place, two elements are inserted in a way that organize the space to adapt it to the needs. The first of these elements contains all the services (toilet, office-kitchen, room for facilities and storage), while the other defines the two existing meeting areas, independent of each other, but visually connected.
The rest of the space is conceived as a common room where work areas, relax and relationship are mixed. It is the distribution of the furniture itself, which establishes the circulations and stays, generating a flexible space that allows multiple configurations.
The natural oak material is present in the holes of the arches and the floor. This material turns paramount due to the absence of color of the rest of the furniture and furnishings, creating a pleasant feeling of harmony.
Project: Oficina Zooco Santander
Team: Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito, Sixto Martín Martínez ZOOCO ESTUDIO
Collaborators: Paula Cruz, Beatriz Cavia, Beatriz Villahoz
Photography: Imagen Subliminal www.imagensubliminal.com
Construction: NIMBO PROYECTOS SL
Illumination: ZOOCO ESTUDIO (www.zooco.es)
Furniture: ZOOCO ESTUDIO
ZOOCO ESTUDIO PROFILE
ZOOCO ESTUDIO is a young architectural firm founded in 2008 by Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito and Sixto Martín Martínez, with head offices in Madrid and Santander.
ZOOCO ESTUDIO´s philosophy is facing each project, from interior interventions to large structures building, through the same creative process.
Developing projects with different scales, we realize that architectural decisions are always the same: to create spaces that give response to needs and environment, always based on the generation of a clear concept as the base of the project.
This vision of architecture and the flexibility to adapt to different projects, has made us understand our profession at a time of social and economic crisis.
ZOOCO ESTUDIO tries to project with fine materials and simple shapes to achieve a timeless and functional aesthetic. We always search for neutral spaces and projects that last over the years. With this objective, we combine the research into new materials and systems, with the knowledge of traditional processes.