Goldberger by Tervhivatal


Hungarian architects Zsanett Benedek and Dániel Lakos of Tervhivatal have divided an office in Budapest in the loft of a former textile factory by building boxes.

Called Goldberger, the project is divided into smaller offices and meeting rooms by these plaster-board boxes on steel frames, which are elevated slightly to denote corridors between them.

One smaller box is suspended from the ceiling to form a hanging desk (below).

Above: The hung table-box designed by Wanda Reich.

The boxes are lit from beneath with LEDs and at night the space is used as a club venue.

Above: The manager’s room.

Captions are provided by the architects.

Above: A hidden LED lighting is installed under the boxes. On the evenings the office changes to a club so the office is used for venue as well.

Above: Reception box facing the entrance. Behind it is a small meeting room.

Above: The large meeting room with the service counter in the background.

Above: The bar with the service counter.

Above: Spaces between the boxes functioning as hallways.

Photographs are by Tamás Bujnovszky.

Above: Some of the boxes are floating others are attached to the floor.

Above: A narrow steel walkway between two boxes.

Above: The external corridor of the building seen from inside the office. The plumbing and electric lines are covered with pebbles.

Above: The interior of the manager’s room. The floor is covered with grey linoleum.

Above: The counter-arched ceiling provides a contrast between the boxes.

Above: The floor is made of polished concrete.

Above: The logotype of the firm is a rotating box.

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Above: Steel frames of the boxes.

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Design: Zsanett Benedek & Dániel Lakos
Box interiors: Wanda Reich and Noémi Varga
Materials: plasterboard on steel structure
Photography: Tamás Bujnovszky

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Posted on Monday April 26th 2010 at 10:45 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • great project, a big wow!

  • mcmlxix

    I’ve seen those chairs somewhere before…as well as that program. It’s like all of those Ashleys and Taylors born a few years back.

  • Javi

    Looks great, but this is not working for people on wheelchairs….and that’s not a little detail…….
    Maybe the loft is not accesible from the street and I’m talking too much.
    Anyway, Keep it up!

  • sixface

    great grat!
    jól toljátok!

  • Nick

    Its an interesting space – club and office – however i question how practical it is. I would love to see pictures of the space when it is open as a club!

  • archie

    Looks nice to look at initially, would not like to work here, no no no….

  • gratulálok, szép volt!

  • MartyPelo

    bit different …. i like

  • gratulálok, jó lett!

  • Kelly Liang

    reminds me of the naked house by shigeru ban

  • Naggggyon menő!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nick, I was there and it works very-very well!

  • stratford

    not practical for wheelchairs, not flexible for future changes in company size, configuration etc. Creates unusable floorspace between pods

  • i wonder how much it cost to build one of those pods? i am working on something similar, and am finding hiring an affordable builder rather daunting.