Shanghai studio Aim Architecture designed the office for Soho China, the property developers behind Zaha Hadid's Galaxy Soho project. The space functions as a showroom, so the architects wanted to show customers the raw condition of the office units available to rent.
"The glass-only approach allows a complexity that emerges from a simple choice," added the architects.
Ventilation ducts and other service pipes are visible through a continuous glass ceiling, while glass floors surround individual meeting rooms.
"The main design idea is to show the customers what they are actually getting, and at the same time add a layer of inspiring luxury to it," they said.
This project by AIM Architecture is part of Fuxing Plaza, a large mixed-use complex (140.000m2) that hopefully will boost more energy and surprises for the Shanghai.
Date of realisation: September 2013
Client: SOHO China