Bureau SCEG Architects designed an office of 120 square meters. meters for a law office in Turin, Italy. The project was based on the ancient Greek term and saturated blue.
The minds at SCEG Architects pushed away from the concept of « agora » — it means the main square of the policy on which general civil meetings on political, legal, religious and economic issues took place. By interpreting this classic element in a modern way, SCEG Architetti sought to create an optimal working environment for lawyers. After all, agora — is one of the first spaces associated with jurisdiction in Ancient Greece.
« Geometric shapes that are considered eternal and are the property of our memory become ephemeral, light and ironic, — the authors of the project say. — Scenography consists of volumes of polyurethane, coated with varnished sheets and outlined with metal structures ». The color covers almost the entire space and furniture, giving the interior a feeling of unreality and theatricality. A deep blue shade emphasizes a neutral gray background, and pink elements, spectacular countertops with terrazzo and wallpaper with drawings in the form of bookshelves are vivid accents.
According to the plan of architects, this monochrome directly interacts with shape, matter, light and size, creating « plastic fake landscape ». « We wanted to give the impression of a public space similar to agora, and did it surrealistically, — comments by Eirini Yanakopoulou, co-founder of SCEG Architetti. — The metaphysical landscapes of Giorgio de Kiriko and Ramona Enrik were our main source of inspiration ».