"The charming Caribbean turquoise color is set off by the magnificent copper color, and the colorful marble texture resembles the corals on the bottom of the sea. The dreamlike and comfortable scenes give people infinite beautiful reveries. This is The Nest created by the Polish Beza Projekt design team. The design of the co-working space blurs the boundary between work and leisure.
Scandinavian designers are very popular to use "hygge" to describe design. This Danish term roughly means a friendly and comfortable lifestyle. In the cold Scandinavian winter, it can also be understood as an optimized and friendly working mode. The design uses a new perspective to solve the ever-changing workspace. What if the work space is more like a club, or a free and relaxing home? Or after a particularly stressful business meeting, can you relax with a cup of coffee and playing card games on your phone? This is what this case discusses: the way hygge works.
Warsaw is known for its "post-communist industrial" aesthetics. It is not a city known for its jewellery tones or spatial decadence. The Nest space is a combination of the two. This is a glass building designed by the famous Polish architectural design team Grupa 5 Architekci. The interior design will continue the design concept of the building to maximize its layout. At the same time, it creates a comfortable space for indulging in warmth through rich details and textures.
Different from the sharp architectural appearance, the design team uses organic and vivid language to interpret the interior space. Introduce rounded corners in the plane to balance the sharp external shape; find suitable materials to meet the color matching needs. In the real nature, the colors are rich, so the materials should not be monotonous or boring.
The beautiful marble texture made by Ka.Korzeniecka is part of The Nest brand identity system. Therefore, the design team made it into wallpaper and applied it to all the pillars in the building to create a unified visual perception space. Many custom materials were used in the project, such as tiles, wallpaper, carpets that were recolored according to demand, and colored medium-density fiberboard.
The Nest thinks what you think. On the first floor, you will find a cup of espresso; on the second floor, you can give your children to the nursery; the third floor is where you work; the fourth floor is where you can gather; the fifth and sixth floors are meeting rooms and Independent office. This floor layout minimizes public pressure.
As a busy worker, we want to be in a serious space, but we don’t want to be in a single indifferent design space; we want to concentrate, but we also need constructive distraction; we may need privacy, but We also need to cooperate, and our needs are real in the form of contradictions. As designers become more free, they will help us achieve the best of both. Nest positions itself in the type of space that achieves sustainable productivity and increases happiness in this century's problem.
The design team also specially designed two furniture systems for this project. One set is used for open space, composed of tables and sofas, which can be combined to form a comfortable independent island. At the same time, different heights are formed to decorate flowers and other ornaments.
The second system is dedicated to the office area and consists of desks, cabinets and double-sided bookshelves. This is a more traditional form, but it is also necessary in some cases. Design is to give users a wide range of options.
The background of this architectural design is on an acute-angled site at the corner of two streets. The urban layout of the 18th century shaped this land (established before the war). The Urban Historical Relics Conservation Office once stated: The structure envisaged on this important street corner should be like "light" and have as many glass buildings as possible.
The front of the building is inclined in order to obtain the largest indoor area under specified conditions. The facade of the building is divided into three parts with a glass overhang structure to form a light and translucent element that reveals the interior of the building and reflects the surrounding houses and the Koszyki market on the opposite side. The design concept has played the best effect in the surrounding buildings and the original local urban layout.