From the ceiling to the floor to the furniture to the wall – almost everything here is pure white.
Since August 2006, when landau + kindelbacher moved to the Thierschstraße in the Munich Lehel District, the office is now on the ground floor of a former printing house in a listed block of buildings with other architects, creative agencies and offices. As is expected from architects, Gerhard Landau and Ludwig Kindelbacher designed the office themselves. The rooms are without exception very white, light and tidy. Only the seating furniture, window frames and parts of the lighting are different – also non-colour: black.
The idea behind the design was that white acts as a neutral passe-partout where ideas can develop freely. On 250 square metres and in addition to the workplaces there is a very long, open counter serving as a mid-point of communication where the architects can work together, exchange their ideas or present their designs. In the back of the office, a wall unit separates the counter from the conference area. Next to it and somewhat secluded are the workplaces of the two office heads. The creatives have put what is necessary fort he office to function well on the axis between the workplaces of the open-plan office and the „meeting counter“: on the right are the toilets, on the left ist he technical equipment like printer, fax etc. The relatively storage-free office also has a basement where the archive and the samples of materials are stored. The furnishing of the offices are the architects won designs as well as some classic pieces. To regulate the acoustics an acoustic sail is installed on the ceiling and the large windwos can be shaded in the sunny sommerdays.
The company first moved into the rooms of the former printer’s in 2006, and the office was then expanded into the second storey and the studio workshops in the rear building of the inner-city ensemble in Munich’s Thierschstrasse. This completes the latest extension of the office premises.
For the constantly growing architectural office, the generously-proportioned studio and the loft areas provide sufficient space for presentations while enabling a further expansion of the collections of hand-selected materials and unusual designs.
Client: Landau + Kindelbacher
Task: Foyer/Reception, Conference areas, Workplaces/Communication zones
Date of Completion: 2006/2012/2015
Landau + Kindelbacher