project year: 2018
ABOX is currently the largest subscription-based cloth matching platform in China. Clothes are packaged in a “box” and sent to customers who ordered. The original office plan was set as segregated office with different scale columns disturbing the view. We open the partition and hide the columns in different boxes. Inside function of the boxes are conference room, telephone room, meeting room, exhibition, etc. The semi-enclosed space between each boxes provides various communication spaces, such as standing office, bar, small conference table, printing room, self-service, etc. The "box" divides the main office into two parts, which do not interfere with each other, at the same time avoid the monotony in pure open space, creating a flexible, interactive and efficient open office.
The most enclosed spaces like photo studio, storage room are placed on the north side of the office together with the original equipment room, restroom and other service spaces, thus making the south side a complete open space. In order to make the most use of this limited space, the designer provides different scale multi-functional space to achieve the possibility of “cooperative sharing”: an open step-type rest area which can hold large-scale conference activities for the whole company; largest meeting room is adjacent to the rest area, using of the electro-fog glass allows these two spaces organically connected when there is not a meeting on, while ensures the privacy during the meeting. Mobile office areas, flexible tables and chairs, and writing boards provide possibilities for discussion scenarios that may arise.