reMarkable’s Oslo HQ gives its employees room to think
Cultivating a warm, analogue feel, the e-ink tablet pioneers dedicate eight floors of office space to quiet focus, reflection and big ideas.
Based just off Chiswick’s high street, the rich heritage of Barley Mow Centre sits close to the design concept. As the former home of Sanderson Wallpaper factory – a family business that dates back to the 19th century – and one of the UK’s first shared office spaces, Bluebottle retained historical accents while avoiding anything ‘kitsch’. The studio stripped the style of the building back to its original design by exposing ceilings, sandblasting walls and adding industrial features such as lighting and Crittall windows painted in black.
Jacksons Lane has been part of Highgate’s local community since the 1980s. Housed in a Grade II listed former church in North London, the building has seen a number of changes in use since its completion in 1905 and is now an important part of the cultural fabric of the area. Architecture studio Citizens Design Bureau has completed an extensive but sensitive redevelopment project which has restored and modernised the building while retaining its character and charm.
Locke at Broken Wharf is a 113-room destination that includes a bar, restaurant, lounge and coworking space. The adaptive reuse project comprised a complete gut restoration and fit-out of an existing seven storey office building, situated just minutes from Blackfriars. Built in the 1970s, the building’s original features were less than desirable and a challenge for the practice to transform into a hospitality offering, with Grzywinski+Pons employing low ceilings to create more intimate parts of public spaces, and celebrating the unique layout of the building by giving the opportunity to look clear across it.
Two decades since the studio first designed the building, 78 St James’s has been transformed from a corporate HQ into eight floors of flexible, multi-tenant workspace. Made up of two parts – a Grade II* listed Victorian structure and a contemporary architectural addition – the brief was to turn the property into a workspace fit for a variety of users, with luxe amenities, wellness facilities and a landscaped rooftop terrace, showing the possibilities that adaptive reuse offers.
A former furniture warehouse in Camden, Symes Mews now provides a sustainable, design-led office space set over three floors – featuring courtyards with planting from landscape artists Harris Bugg Studio. Working with developers Fabrix, architects pH+ stripped back the building to expose original features, with modern additions including new extensions, structural floor glazing and lighting design.
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