Games retailer ShopB recently hired architecture and interior design firm Solo Arquitetos to design their new office in Curitiba, Brazil.
“Every entrepreneur dreams with the growth of his company, and generally this growth is accompanied by a series of changes in the company. New needs, new people, new organizational structures and, above all, the reach of maturity of the brand’s values and personality.
Moving to a new headquarters at this stage becomes a great opportunity to materialize the new phase of the business through architecture. ShopB, a games e-commerce founded in 2009 contacted us exactly at that moment.
The new office would be installed in a new commercial room measuring approximately 150m2, in an extremely pleasant building, with three glazed facades that flood the room with natural light and provide excellent cross ventilation. Therefore, the design positions the working areas on the perimeter of the room and concentrates the circulation and support areas in the center – naturally positioned around the existing bathroom core.
The highlight of the project is definitely the stainless steel panels that envelopes the bathroom core. This material not only enhances the industrial mood desired by the clients, but also creates some interesting reflexes when you move around the space.
Altogether, there are 20 fixed workstations, in addition to an amorphous table that serves both as support for remote employees who occasionally spend a few days at the HQ, as well as for special dynamics of the company’s internal teams.
In addition, the office also offers a meeting room for six people – which also hosts the team’s Mario Kart competitions – two call-rooms, and the director’s room already equipped for recording videos/podcasts.”
- Location: Curitiba, Brazil
- Date completed: 2021
- Size: 1,614 square feet
- Design: Solo Arquitetos
- Photos: Eduardo Macarios