An old industrial building was remodelled to create new facilities for Snowcrash in the southern harbour district of Stockholm. With the idea to create a contemporary environment which would communicate Snowcrash’s ideals, we opted for open and fluid solutions rather than a closed and final form.
The main design element is a continuous free-form glass wall inserted into the existing warehouse structure. By twisting and turning, the glass enclosure generates spaces of different character, creating unexpected, landscape-like situations and views. The glass panes are screen printed with a pattern developed to provide a precise visual function and spatial effect. The result is a spatial experiment where the undulating glass core creates defined places within the premises; showroom, east office, kitchen and west office.
As no doors are placed in the glass facing the open office, a visual and spatial pause is created in the transition from work to meeting. Deep grey in the passageways underlines this spatial contrast. The colour scheme is otherwise atelier-like; with light, neutral tones.
As many of the Snowcrash products have a mobile attitude, the concept is plug-in; for example lighting and acoustic panels. The glass panes can be stacked like a deck of cards and moved to be recycled in a future office.