This law office interior was designed by FGMF Arquitetos in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The division of the interior in this office building is: One floor – a larger, operational – and others – a bit smaller, for meeting rooms and areas. Once the administration to define a clear division between functional and social floor, the need to represent the views of the Office BPGM to the client and the lawyer fell back on one. In the first view of the situation, it seems interesting option for us to set the office with a radial manner: Each meeting room will, thus, within the perimeter set, with a view to the outside and natural lighting, and, in the center of the set – the focal point of visitors – there will be a library manage large flows into different rooms. Natural lighting from the library and the halls are secured by continuous glass flag in every divisor of the rooms. However peripheral, the library holds a great symbolic importance to the factory and the current organizational element of the set. It also looks allocated to us that have seen the first element to the visitor, as soon as one leaves the elevator. Therefore, there is a need that the library should not be just an element to accumulate and organize books, but also elements to represent the ideology of the office. Its responsibility will be two-fold: a well-organized library, but also an interesting and different elements – conscious to the point of not compromising the needs of the seriousness and reliability of a law firm must show, but as the essence of innovative and contemporary BPGM Office. There is, then, a kind of conflict between tradition and innovation order. In response to this desire we launched ourselves, an idea emerged: the library will become a kind of labyrinth of small, with an unusual angle, and parts of the open and closed. In addition, some places will have a window in which people who are in the halls could look into, and other places will actually closed.We also designed the library so that will never touch the floor. Whole library into elements, floating dependent who will never touch the floor, hovering almost mysterious way at 40 cm from the flagstone. Duty lawyers are, in essence, the brain. This form of agreement and discussion, but it is the work of the ministry, based on the people and knowledge. Library in the center set is nothing but the representation of collective knowledge available to clients BPGM Office. Form of abstract knowledge in a smooth, floating way, by not touching the floor or wall through which the library element – a small floating labyrinth that contains knowledge offices and, although contemporary, reveal all the traditions.
Photographs: Fran Parente