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