Toronto based Dubbeldam Architecture + Design developed a complete modular work environment. The POP-UP Office comes as a new typology of workspace, that is easily transported, reconfigurable and rapidly deployed. Dubbeldam re-imagined the concept of modern workspace, and produced a completely adaptable set of modular units, built out of reclaimed wood shipping pallet boards and their frames.
Separate modules collectively form a basic but complete work place, facilitating both individual work and collaboration – a workspace, collaborative space, lounge area, and refueling station.
The modules are build out of separate planes (floor, wall, ceiling), and include furniture elements that can be assembled in different configurations. All modules are constructed in advanced and assembled on site, having each element rely on each other for support.
The reclaimed wood boards morph from the wall and floor to create furniture elements in a sinuous form. Modular shelves can be inserted into slots between the wall boards, creating unique adjustable displays and storage areas. Over the collaborative space, ceiling boards pivot open creating an adjustable light fixtures. Once all the modules are in place, all the power outlets and fixtures are connected, making the POP-UP Office operational right away.
Environmentally conscious, the use of reclaimed shipping pallets diverts what would be landfill waste to an innovative design solution. Stripping away the superfluous, the POP-UP Office embodies adaptability and sustainability – the space itself morphs in conjunction with workplace needs.
The POP-UP Office is designed for short term use, applications such as outdoor festivals or disaster relief situations, or start-ups looking for modest office spaces. Dubbeldam combined environmentally conscious design, attention to details and flexibility, to create an innovative workspace solution.
Designer: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
Project description: Workspace
Area: 130 sq. ft.
Team: Heather Dubbeldam, Amber Baechler, Oliver Dang, Jacob JeBailey, Suzanna MacDonald, Foad Vahidi
Photography: Shai Gil
*All images and information courtesy of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design.