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DOWNTOWN LAW OFFICE

The old downtown area by the former port is where the city started back in the 1600’s. A new generation of young professionals is re-occupying the area, looking for more personal and character driven workspaces. We designed this office with one idea in mind: bring a little bit of the history of the site back into the building and mix it with a timeless urban verve.

 

This positive tension is reflected in the stretched steel cables that float over the space, and in the contrast between rough and polished surfaces/materials (pinus wood and lacquered components). Optimizing the space without making it cluttered was a secondary direction. 4 main spaces define the floor plan: a waiting / attorney’s area, the director’s office, restroom/storage and a terrace overlooking the old city.

View from entry. Photo: Mariana Guerra

Floor plan

Isometric view towards entry

View towards associates' desks and access to restroom

View towards associates' desks, storage and access to restroom. Photo: Mariana Guerra

Detail of asscoiates' desk. Photo: Mariana Guerra

View towards entry. Photo: Mariana Guerra

View from attorney's office towards entry. Photo: Mariana Guerra

Attorney's desk area with terrace in the background. Photo: Mariana Guerra

Detail of attorney's desk . Photo: Mariana Guerra

Detail of associates' desk. Photo: Ana Rolim

Detail of attorney's desk. Photo: Mariana Guerra

Details of steel cables on ceiling. Photo: Mariana Guerra

Stretched steel cable ceiling detail