The logistic office and warehouse were set among the mountains of Ruifang, on the outskirts of New Taipei City. The reconfigured space introduces a new approach to logistic offices as opposed to the stereotypical warehouse workplace. The design embodies a casual, warm and playful environment that reflects the belief in each individual’s ability to show initiative.
Given the large column span and high ceilings of the site, juxtaposing with the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, they decided to explore the idea of Openness. J.C. Architecture created a place that promotes creativity, personalization and collaboration while playing a role between the interior and exterior.
The arches design is inspired by the concept of the courtyard, framing them with different heights and widths to perfectly accommodate with the idea of gathering. The workstations are placed in what is called the “cloister area,” a hall enclosed by arches with one side facing the inner building and the other overlooking the courtyard.
The courtyard is bright and opens as an outdoor plaza, and surrounded by the wooden arcade and its multiple doorways, linking the workstations and courtyard together. They created the layout in a human-scale approach with small groups and breathing spaces, as it dissolves the hierarchy of a typical office.
Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
Client: Ally Logistic Property
Lead designer: Johnny Chiu / Nora Wang / Maria Isabel Lima
Designer: Winnie Lin
Photographer: Kevin Wu
About J.C. Architecture
J.C. Architecture is a multidisciplinary design firm that projects include architecture, interior, hospitality, service, industrial and jewelry design in several countries, collaborating with clients from various industries.
Their work has won several awards and competitions including Red Dot best of the best, AAP (American Architecture Prize), Good design, JCD, TID, Golden Torch Award, FIABCI, Chinese Golden Stone Architecture Award, and NTPU Library Competition First Prize in 2008. JCA operates as a studio think tank, developing, researching and experimenting methodologies for new possibilities.
They include design into every aspect of their work. With the combination of great minds among different disciplines and the always fun and passionate staff, JCA aims to create a new sense of identity and character for the world to inhabit in.