DORODESIGN LIKES: Pop Up Office by OHLAB

Grimy to Glamorous for Spanish Office Space

A grimy concrete basement in Mallorca became a slick, minimalist office space, courtesy of Madrid-based Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab.

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The concept, by architects Paloma Hernaiz and Jaime Oliver, is an improvised office that is easy to dismantle and doesn’t waste resources, transforming a former electrical storage shop into a welcoming space. The process is intended to be simple and easy to replicate, creating ‘an efficient guerrilla strategy’, the architects say.

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They began by demolishing partitions and unused mechanical spaces, and re-painted the floor white. Basic black lacquered USM modular furniture was supplemented by furniture and art from the client’s own collection.

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The result mixes an industrial, un-finished aesthetic with blinding white floors and understated black shelving that puts the art and furnishings on full display.

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Images courtesy José Hevia.

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