Working better: an architect’s office in Lisbon

Inaugurated after the end of the confinement, the new headquarters of the Swiss architectural firm Bureau is an incubator to reflect on the quality of life in the office and the possibilities for individual and collective identification in the work space.

To create "a place where you can discover how to work better" is the ambitious goal that guided the Swiss architectural firm Bureau in the renovation of its new headquarters in Lisbon. The result of a minimal intervention, the project does not erase the traces of its previous identities and entrusts the process of re-appropriation of the new workspace to a glamorous and ultra contemporary makeup.

In a frame dominated by white wall tiles, it is the colours - the pink of the columns and frames of the floor, the green of the table legs - that play a catalyst role, enlivening the environment with an informal register that, in the intentions of Bureau founder Daniel Zamarbide, aims to outline both a work and a living space.

Completed before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the office began to be repopulated only at the end of the confinement, inevitably bringing to a reflection on the livability of the space and making use of the experiences resulting from the domestic confinement of recent months. "A good space is a space where you can project yourself, individually and collectively," says Zamarbide: a relationship-centric ideal, that goes beyond the possibility of experiencing the abundance of square meters, or a corner for relaxation surrounded by the vegetation of tropical plants.

208 sqm

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