The Atlas offices is a boutique style office designed by Gottsmann Architects. The design primarily makes use of shutter ply as material. The use of shutter ply, used for its cost effectiveness, brought in a light wood texture and appearance, softening the typical hard spaces one finds in offices. The brief required a central boardroom, flanked by two large open plan offices. Tall custom-made sliding timber and glass doors provided access control into the various offices. The random timber pattern on both sides of the glass, provided privacy between the open plan offices and generated a sense of intrigue and excitement at the front foyer. The boardroom, nicknamed the bird room, sought to assign a creative yet formal meeting room space for both presentations and meetings.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Type: Interior office
Feature: African Design Magazine, Issue 20, July 1, 2016: ‘Atlas Office, An Emphasis on Materiality’; pg44-45