The Dutch firm references the old port in Amsterdam in this modern interior for a media agency – a collaboration with VMX Architects.
It seems i29 can do no wrong. The Dutch firm recently picked up an AZ Award in the Residential Interior category for a home in Bloemendaal with surfaces in boldly clad unfinished plywood. And it has also received recognition for its spatial design for Delft’s Combiwerk, an agency that provides employment training for people with developmental disabilities.
Now, it’s partnered again with VMX Architects, the firm with which it collaborated on Combiwerk, to create the new home of MediaXplain in the old Port of Amsterdam. Beyond the zigzagging facade that VMX has created, i29 has devised a handsome, 1,000-metre-square interior that plays up the main structural element: raw concrete walls.
Desks and casegoods in oak, minimal pendant lighting, custom carpeting and a large industrial staircase – as well as a dramatic use of black and white paint – give this project its rough-hewn yet polished appearance. Along the building’s width, a corridor finished completely in black connects the various working and socializing areas, and also allows the company to project digital art for its clients directly onto the walls.