KAIZEN HOLDINGS is a financial firm located in a neobasque building from 1940 in Caracas, Venezuela. The space was conceived as a multipurpose office space where different activities could coexist. The office users are mainly software developers, and for them it was important that the space was flexible, casual and inviting. The design team developed a layout where three main spaces flow around three tables, each one designed for a different use or activity: work, interact and play.
The work table, designed for a dynamic workspace, serves as a modular surface that can be rearranged according to the developers needs. The meeting table defines a conference room that can be closed with pivotal panels for privacy and the dining/ping pong multipurpose table creates a space for recreation and social interaction in the kitchen.
The building's original brick walls were exposed to highlight the existing materials and to create an industrial look and feel. Materials like concrete, polycarbonate, and steel were included to reinforce the industrial and relaxed enviroment. Teak wood was used for furniture, framing, and other elements and handmade cement tiles were used in the restroom walls and floor. A custom concrete block was designed and manufactured to divide and create a barrier between the restrooms and the workspace table.
Most of the materials, lighting fixtures and objects were sourced from local suppliers or specially built for the project.The design team is always looking to do special things with everyday objects, higlighted or used in new enviroments, and paying special attention to detail through the design and the construction process.
Materials Used :
1. Clear gray Polycarbonate – Door panels
2. Teak wood – furniture, doors and table tops
3. Graphite gray iron structures – furniture and table bases
4. Graphite gray perforated laminate – furniture doors
5. 1.8 mm laminated clear glass – meeting table top
6. Handmade cement tiles – restrooms walls and floor – Cardone Cement Tiles
7. Tropicalia chairs – @iconproject_
8. Concrete sinks for the restrooms – Graveuca