Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tribal DDB Office Interior / By i29 interior architects

Amsterdam, Netherlands
i29 interior architects
Post By:Kitticoon Poopong
Photo © Courtesy of i29 interior architects
Tribal DDB Amsterdam is a highly ranked digital marketing agency and part of DDB international, worldwide one of the largest advertising offices. i29 interior architects designed their new offices for about 80 people.

Photo © Courtesy of i29 interior architects
Photo © Courtesy of i29 interior architects
With Tribal DDB our goal was to create an environment where creative interaction is supported and to achieve as much workplaces as possible in a new structure with flexible desks and a large open space. All of this while maintaining a work environment that stimulates long office hours and concentrated work. As Tribal DDB is part of an international network a clear identity was required, which also fits the parent company DDB. The design had to reflect an identity that is friendly and playful but also professional and serious. The contradictions within these questions, asked for choices that allow great flexibility in the design.
Photo © Courtesy of i29 interior architects
Photo © Courtesy of i29 interior architects
Situated in a building where some structural parts could not be changed it was a challenge to integrate these elements in the design and become an addition to the whole. i29 searched for solutions to various problems which could be addressed by one grand gesture. At first a material which could be an alternative to the ceiling system, but also to cover and integrate structural parts like a big round staircase. Besides that, acoustics became a very important item, as the open spaces for stimulating creative interaction and optimal usage of space was required.
Photo © Courtesy of i29 interior architects
Photo © Courtesy of i29 interior architects
This led us to the use of fabrics. It is playful, and can make a powerful image on a conceptual level, it is perfect for absorbing sound and therefore it creates privacy in open spaces. And we could use it to cover scars of demolition in an effective way. There is probably no other material which can be used on floors, ceiling, walls and to create pieces of furniture and lampshades then felt. It’s also durable, acoustic, fireproof and environment friendly. Which doesn’t mean it was easy to make all of these items in one material!
Photo © Courtesy of i29 interior architects
Photo © Courtesy of i29 interior architects
i29 always looks for choices that answer to multiple questions at the same time. They tell a conceptual story about the company, the space and the users of the space. They deal with specific practical and functional issues and they have to have some autonomous quality as well. These ‘levels’ are intertwined; one leads you to the other. If you see how smart it serves it purpose practically it leads you to the company. If you see the powerful image that is non-depended, it leads you to the functionality, and round it goes.
Photo © Courtesy of i29 interior architects
At i29 we believe that simplicity builds character. Compare it to a human being; strong individuals always have one or few characteristics that stand out. We all know how hard it is to stay focused on the one thing that is most important to you. The same way it is with a design. The result of being very selective is that you have to push the one choice to the limit. It also provides a field of tension, and gives energy to a space without fail into chaos. But more importantly it leaves you with a charismatic environment.
Description from the Designer:
Photo © Courtesy of i29 interior architects

Video: For the open-plan office of a creative company in the Dutch municipality of Amstelveen, i29 opts for the exclusive use of grey felt. A traditional material with a long history and the perfect choice for this project, felt generates warmth, good acoustics and privacy.

Project Data
Project name: Tribal DDB Office
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Program: Interior design of digital marketing agency's office
Project Area: 650 m2
Completion Year: 2011
Materials: White epoxy flooring, felt, HPL, steel
Furniture: Lighting & furniture objects custom made

The people
Client/Owner: Tribal DDB Amsterdam
Interior Designer: i29 interior architects
Constructor: Slavenburg
Interior Build: Zwartwoud
Photograpahs: © Courtesy of i29 interior architects

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