The Room – A Small Office Disguised As A Big And Cozy Apartment

Workspaces have changed a lot over the past few years. They went from being awkwardly partitioned, with specific spaces for specific purposes and void of any true user-friendly features to being these versatile, welcoming and ultimately fun to be in environments which encourage interactions between coworkers and create a casual and friendly atmosphere throughout.

The office is a collection of versatile, multipurpose spaces harmonized by a modern and chic interior designView in gallery
The office is a collection of versatile, multipurpose spaces harmonized by a modern and chic interior design

A lot of the big companies are setting the trends but there are also numerous small offices to be inspired by. One is located in Barcelona, Spain and was designed by Nook architects in 2019. It measures 120 square meters across and it actually looks very inviting, with many elements one could borrow when decorating a small apartment.

The translucent polycarbonate partitions and large windows create a very cohesive lookView in gallery
The translucent polycarbonate partitions and large windows create a very cohesive look
This slender staircase offers access to the roof of the building and manages to blend in quite nicelyView in gallery
This slender staircase offers access to the roof of the building and manages to blend in quite nicely
The office is designed to maximize efficiency and productivity by being user-friendly and adaptableView in gallery
The office is designed to maximize efficiency and productivity by being user-friendly and adaptable
There's a fairly spacious kitchen with appliances, a sink and plenty of storageView in gallery
There’s a fairly spacious kitchen with appliances, a sink and plenty of storage
The open shelves give the kitchen a very homely appearance which in turns has a positive effect on the office as a wholeView in gallery
The open shelves give the kitchen a very homely appearance which in turns has a positive effect on the office as a whole

One of the major aspects of this entire project was versatility. This is a workspace adapted to respond to present day needs. It’s flexible and adaptable, in essence being a multipurpose volume organized into a few volumes. There’s a large open space with adaptable capacity which can be used for occasional workshops as well as a variety of other activities and scenarios. It has direct access to and from the street. There are also two smaller spaces which can be used as offices or meeting rooms, a dining area with a kitchen and open shelves and a service area with two bathrooms and a storage space. On one side there’s a staircase which gives access to the roof.

The bathrooms are also designed to look very welcoming and to include a variety of featuresView in gallery
The bathrooms are also designed to look very welcoming and to include a variety of features
There's also a dining table, big and stylish with pendant lights evenly spaced above itView in gallery
There’s also a dining table, big and stylish with pendant lights evenly spaced above it
The staircase which leads up to the roof is disguised as a set of bookshelvesView in gallery
The staircase which leads up to the roof is disguised as a set of bookshelves
The stairs actually double as bookshelves, each holding a variety of items insideView in gallery
The stairs actually double as bookshelves, each holding a variety of items inside
Large windows and sliding glass doors ensure a strong connection between the indoor and the outdoorView in gallery
Large windows and sliding glass doors ensure a strong connection between the indoor and the outdoor