ZIKZAK Architects designed Levelstudio’s new space to reflect creativity, originality, and the close symbiosis between employees.
ZIKZAK Architects has recently completed work on an office design project for an architecture and design firm Levelstudio located in Kazakhstan.
- Design Firm: ZIKZAK Architects and Levelstudio
- Client: Levelstudio
- Completion Date: 2022
- Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan
- Size: 100 m2
Levelstudio desired more than just a stylish, modern office. They wanted a space where effective work could happen, while fostering interaction and the exchange of ideas. Levelstudio saw the concept of their office project as a creative workshop with large shelves to hold design samples and books. The founder of the company wanted their space to reflect creativity, originality, ideology and close symbiosis between employees. The team also noted the importance of an ideal terrace as a cozy relaxation and recharging area.
The 100 m2 workspace includes an open space, a meeting room, a terrace, a storage room, a kitchen and bathrooms with showers. All premises were planned ergonomically and with the most convenient logistics.
Designers created an environment that reflects the character of Levelstudio’s brand. The corrugation – a tube that interprets the ideological thread, the search for meaning, the path to the goal – became a cross-cutting symbolic idea. It meets the visitor at the entrance to the office and accompanies you throughout the premises. In the open space area, the corrugation is freed, untangled to give more space for ideas and inspiration. In other zones it is tied in a knot, symbolizing the intersection, unification of thoughts, ideas, powerful concentration of energy. The knot hints at close communication between colleagues and with clients. Corrugation is realized in the form of a decorative lamp under the ceiling, which continues in each zone.
The space is made in a minimalist style, with calm colors. The core is a rich accent cobalt blue, which plays in contrast to the neutral shell. Blue is used for the floor in the recreation area, wardrobe partition, kitchen wall and elements in the bathrooms. A lot of space is allocated for shelving for books and samples of materials. Modern minimalist furniture, elements made of recycled plastic and idealized reinforcing mesh emphasize the sense of style and progressiveness of the team that lives its creative life in this office.
The office zoning is delicate and relaxed to create a sense of unity and togetherness. The open workspace occupies most of the premises. A compact transit area leads to the kitchen and the meeting room, separated by a glass partition curtained with a textile screen. The area of material samples demonstration is accentuated by intense but soft lighting to make the team’s viewing as comfortable as possible.
The kitchen and meeting room have access to peaceful terrace. It is visible through the large panoramic glazing from both rooms of the space. The Levelstudio team desired to be able to view the space directly from the kitchen and be able to enjoy time outside with a cup of coffee. This zone is a place of rest and recharing, so it is designed as minimalistic and relaxing as possible.
The design of the Levelstudio space was a co-creation because the client was also a designer of the space. In the process of working together, there was a strong connection and partnership between ZIKZAK Architects and Levelstudio.
Project Details & Products
The corrugation lighting tube is carried on throughout the Levelstudio space. In open areas, the tube is untangled to give more space for ideas and inspiration.In other zones it is tied in a knot, symbolizing the intersection, unification of thoughts, ideas, powerful concentration of energy. The knot hints at close communication between colleagues and with clients.
Some featured products include the Loop Mono Swivel chairs by infiniti and the PUFFA sofa by MUDU design studio.