The structure of a legal company clearly specifies the design: a client zone with reception, waiting areas and negotiation rooms, as well as lawyers’ offices separated by a glass partition. A secretariat (an information nucleus of the company) is placed right in the center, under a gigantic glass lamp of the penthouse.
Usually architectural conservatism prevails for the design of a legal company, however, in this case the building structure left no room for standard solutions: different heights, complicated system of steel structures, segment ceiling with a skylight.
Lawyers’ rooms open to the office inner space. «T»-type mat glass cabinets in the center divide the space into two parts. Negotiation rooms are separated by 10 meter glass wall from floor to ceiling, with its narrow strip turned to the reception area. Polished aluminum logo of the company is glued right to the glass. Small reception space is strongly slanted: a flat ceiling rests on a beam and moves down towards a window. Three canvasses are stretched on metal ropes, in symmetry with the slant, hiding lamps to provide soft and scattered light.
Head of Moscow Office
We can congratulate ABD architects on their professionalism and dedication in providing our firm with a “turn key” result of which we are very proud. ABD architects successfully accommodated the Moscow practice’s need for a modern and unique professional image with that of a functional and comfortable working space. Attention to detail and perseverance in getting the necessary results make ABD architects one of a kind in their sphere.
The plot area of about 500 hectares proposed for the EXPO is located in the western part of the city on the picturesque shore of the Upper Iset pond, 3 km from the center of Ekaterinburg and close to the border that separates the European and Asian parts of Russia.