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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

Floor plan

Isometric view towards entry

View towards associates' desks and access to restroom

View towards associates's desks, storage and access to restroom

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View towards entry

View from attorney's office towards entry

Attorney's desk area with terrace in the background

Detail attorney's desk area

Details of associates' desk

Detail of attorney's desk

Details of steel cables on ceiling

Stretched steel cable ceiling detail

 by Ana Rolim. 

Floor plan