本项目为Olson Kundig建筑事务所位于纽约的全新办公室,设计旨在彰显出该事务所对于城市空间的理解与承诺。办公室所在的大楼坐落于曼哈顿中城,周边围绕着布莱恩特公园、摩根图书馆,以及著名的帝国大厦,办公室的落成为Olson Kundig提供了一处全新的活动中心,让事务所的建筑师们能够更加灵活地展开各类设计,同时也进一步促进了Olson Kundig纽约工作室和西雅图工作室之间的文化交流和设计对话。

Olson Kundig is pleased to announce the opening of their new office in New York City, underscoring the firm’s ongoing commitment to and investment in urban spaces. Located in Midtown Manhattan, near Bryant Park, the Morgan Library and the Empire State Building, the office creates a new hub from which the firm will nimbly support clients and projects, while fostering cultural exchange and design dialogue between New York and Seattle.

▼空间概览,overall view ©Angela Hau

新办公室位于一栋建于1923年的中高层大楼的第10层,从这里可以看到北面繁忙的街景以及南面具有丰富建筑趣味性的城市环境。Olson Kundig Architects将这间办公室被称为“客厅”(Living Room),并将办公室打造为事务所标志性的聚会和活动场所。一张超尺度的桌子成为空间中的引人注目的焦点,这面桌子占地144平方英尺(约13.37平方米),由Tom Kundig设计、Spearhead制造,宽大的桌面让人不禁想象在其上摆满蜡烛的景象。

The new office occupies the 10th floor of a mid-rise tower built in 1923, with views of the busy urban streetscape to the north and the rich architectural interest of surrounding buildings to the south. The office is anchored by a signature gathering and event space known as the Living Room, where an oversized, 144-square-foot table, designed by Tom Kundig and fabricated by Spearhead, evokes a table laden with candles.

▼由Tom Kundig设计、Spearhead制造的木制桌子成为空间中的焦点,overall view ©Angela Hau

▼桌子中央的模型呈现出Olson Kundig的过往项目和其他建筑师的作品,The model in the center of the table shows the work of Olson Kundig and other architects ©Angela Hau

“这张桌子的设计来源于我和Alan Maskin对过去的回忆,那时,我们会在Astra Zarina老师位于罗马鲜花广场的家中聚会,就是围坐在这样一张桌子前,她会在桌子中间摆放一堆精美的蜡烛,我们会一起喝内格罗尼酒,然后坐在一起聊天。如今,这段回忆也一直是我们谈天的高潮,所以这个设计可以说是一种‘爱的笔记’,将我们带回了那段回忆中,那里有Astra老师与她的桌子,还有周围的邻里与社区。这种学院式的对话和分享精神正是这个新办公空间想要培养的,所以这张桌子感觉刚刚好。”事务所创始人、美国建筑师协会以及英国皇家建筑师协会会员,同时也是这张桌子的设计者的Tom Kundig解释道。

“The design of the table was really the crescendo of a conversation that Alan Maskin and I had, about our memories of gathering around a table with our teacher Astra Zarina in her home in Campo dei Fiori in Rome,” says Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, principal/owner of Olson Kundig and designer of the table. “She would have a pile of fantastic candles in the center of the table, and we’d all have negronis and sit in conversation together. So the design is a love note, back to Astra and her table and the community that gathered around it. That spirit of collegial conversation and sharing is what are looking to nurture in this new office space, so the table felt just right.”

▼由桌子看会议室,viewing the meeting room from the table ©Angela Hau

▼建筑师围在桌子前讨论的场景,architects sitting around the table and discussing ©Angela Hau

▼由桌子望向窗外,viewing outside the window from the table ©Angela Hau

这张桌子由天然木材制成,中央部分呈现出Olson Kundig的项目和其他建筑师的作品,以具像化的形式在新办公空间中引入了太平洋西北设计文化。集成在桌子上的由西雅图Sub Pop唱片公司出品的唱片机与唱片收藏进一步强调出总部位于华盛顿州的Olson Kundig事务所与其他领域广泛且深厚的文化联系。为了能够以灵活的姿态满足不同功能的需求,桌子底部设有滑轮,并被分为四个部分,每个部分为6×6英尺(约1.83×1.83米),重800磅(约362.88公斤)。

Created from a tapestry of raw timber offcuts, representing both Olson Kundig projects and the work of other architects, the table introduces a physical embodiment of Pacific Northwest design culture within the new office space. An integrated turntable and record collection curated by Seattle’s Sub Pop Records further underscores connections to Olson Kundig’s home in Washington State and the wider culture of the firm. To support a range of different configurations, the table is mounted on wheels and divided into quarters—each measuring six feet by six feet and weighing 800 pounds.

▼桌子后方的展墙,the wooden display wall behind the table ©Angela Hau

▼细部,details ©Angela Hau

事务所合伙人兼纽约办公室设计负责人Alan Maskin说:“在纽约开设办公空间,能够让我们吸收环太平活跃、甚至有些‘不稳定’的‘东海岸’精神,促使我们寻找到新的机会并建立新的合作关系。当然,这种影响是双向的,共享的文化活动和稳固的文化基础创造出一条河流,在两个城市之间流动,让我们能够交换彼此的思想和能量。”

“Opening a New York office space allows us to share a bit of the Pacific Rim and our ‘unstable edge’ mentality with the East Coast, forging new relationships and opportunities for collaboration,” shares Alan Maskin, principal/owner of Olson Kundig and design lead for the new office. “That influence goes both ways, of course—shared cultural events and firm culture creates a river that flows between the two cities, exchanging ideas and energy back and forth.”

▼办公区,workstations area ©Angela Hau

▼工作台一侧的书架,the bookshelf on the side of the workstation ©Angela Hau

▼工作台,the workstation ©Angela Hau

▼会议室内部,interior of the meeting room ©Angela Hau

▼宽敞的过道区域与墙上的绘画艺术作品,spacious hallway area with painted artwork on the walls ©Angela Hau

精心挑选的艺术品将在新办公室中占据重要位置,以延续事务所长期以来的传统,使艺术成为日常生活的一部分,并将多种形式的创意表达融入到工作空间中。办公区内架高的平台构成了一处小型展示区域,将the Ledge画廊的视野延伸到纽约,该画廊于2011年在Olson Kundig的西雅图工作室内成立。此外,办公室内还有一面专门用于展示绘画以及其他作品的展架,而办公区与厨房之间宽阔的过道则可以放置雕塑等独立艺术作品。

Curated artwork will feature heavily in the new office, continuing the firm’s longstanding tradition of making art a part of everyday life and integrating diverse forms of creative expression into its workspace. A raised platform between workstations frames a small display area that extends the vision of The Ledge, a gallery founded within Olson Kundig’s Seattle office in 2011, to New York. Dedicated wall space throughout the office will host paintings and other works, while a wide “runway” between workstations and the kitchen can host sculptures and free-standing pieces.

▼厨房,the open kitchen ©Angela Hau

“Olson Kundig事务所此前在纽约的办公空间规模较小,全新的办公室则体现了事务所对于办公空间设计的投入,以及对于城市设计文化的积极参与。”事务所合伙人兼CEO,Hemanshu Parwani说道,“从商业角度来看,它将改善事务所在整个东海岸和国际市场的客户关系与项目交付,同时也方便我们吸收到更多顶尖的设计人才。”

“While Olson Kundig previously occupied a small workspace in New York, this new office represents a more significant investment in office space and participation with the design culture of the city.” says Hemanshu Parwani (HP), principal/ owner and CEO of Olson Kundig, as well as Maskin’s collaborator. “From a business perspective, it will improve client relations and project delivery throughout the East Coast and international markets, while allowing us to recruit top design talent.”

▼阳台,the balcony ©Angela Hau

▼区位图,location plan ©Olson Kundig Architects

▼平面图,plan ©Olson Kundig Architects

PROJECT CREDITS
Photo by Angela Hau
Completed: 2022
Size: 3,600 SF
Project Team:
Alan Maskin and Hemanshu Parwani (HP), Design Oversight;
Todd Walbourn, Project Manager;
Lindsay Kunz, Project Architect and Office Director;
Kathy Hanway and Jessica Cerullo, Interior Design and Purchasing;
Tom Kundig, Table Design
Key Consultants:
Dowbuilt, General Contractor;
Spearhead, Timber Fabricator

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