SimplyWork is a welcoming and nurturing co-working brand based in Shenzhen, China. The company’s goal is to provide entrepreneurs with well-equipped facilities and thoughtful services. The co-working company has 7 spaces opened and will soon expand to 10 more in diﬀerent local districts.
This 6,996 sqft office space is SimplyWork’s 3rd location in Shenzhen is designed by 11architecture where wood and concrete meet. These days concrete as a material is very popular and gives a modern touch to any space. This material has been one of the most raved about in interior designing and has now created a trend in this generation. But this material is both easy and difficult to work with. SimplyWork’s 3rd office is a harmonious example of both design elements merged to create a warm, inviting space perfect for co-working.
The space leans towards modern with industrial elements thrust into it. Concrete is often mixed with wood, similar to this space designed by 11architecture. Because of the coldness of concrete the combination with wood gives it character and a softer side.
Some construction materials were put to use as a design element that gives power and relevance in the space. Lightweight concrete blocks to create to create feature walls. A clever way to take advantage of the building space’s high ceiling is the “cloud seats”, a uniquely designed concept created by 11architecture that gave a dynamic and interesting form in the space.
The “cloud seats” is a relaxing lounge next to the drink bar. The idea was to make the object visually detached from the space and float in the air. The bottom of the floating object was finished by a mirror-effect material that hid the structural reality and created an interesting façade.