PCA Agency renovates an old printing office into a contemporary architecture studio

Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte (PCA Agency) have recently completed the renovation of an old printing office in an 1950’s building into their new offices, in Paris, France.

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Before the renovation (there are more before photos in the gallery below)

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From the architects

56-58 rue Vieille du Temple is located in the heart of the Marais, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris – a popular neighborhood of boutiques and galleries.

PCA’s new agency replaced an old printing office that was located in a courtyard of a 1950’s building. The goal of the project was the restructuring of a workshop and its annex into an innovative office. Through a partial demolition, the open-space work areas are built around a patio. This design change brings a flood of natural light underground.

In the spiritual reflections lead by PCA on new workspaces, especially by the publication of Stream 02 After-Office, the notion of transparency and communication has been put into effect by creating vast open-spaces while still preserving various private areas: a library and several meeting rooms. A favorable work environment has been created, offering better working conditions for collaborators and visitors of the agency, increasing the emulation of collective work and also a range of concentrations.

Design: PCA agency
Photography by Claire Curt

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