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One of the idea In order to be able to use the pop art style in the interior design of the factory, instead of painting the walls and bricks, we used colored… more
I'm focusing in minimalistique interior design, regeneration architecture, contemporary… more
Dear Behrooz Nakhaei,
I explore your work, and i really like your idea of space zoning with color while maintaining the main structure of the building. The use of pop art style in this space is quite justified, although in any case it will intersect with the loft style, since this is exactly the space that this style owns.
I also love the color blocks you use throughout the center space. The walls of the building are already a bright ornament and the main character of the entire ensemble; I would reduce the number of small details and elements because they begin to argue with the specifics of the building. Considering that you give open metal and wooden structures, thereby supporting the loft direction of the plant, small paintings, albeit in the pop art style, confuse the viewer's gaze. And since the space is intended mainly for students, this point should be taken into account. If you look closely, most pop art artists play with color blocks, they have much less small details, since they catch the viewer's eye with color. Perhaps you should try large format neon signs as a replacement for small elements.
I also like the use of greenery in the rooms, perhaps it was worth expanding their influence, showing a connection with nature.
In terms of design, I would also think about furniture and lighting, since this is a concept without a budget, then you can try to use interesting design solutions for furniture, especially lounge areas and chairs in the color of the selected rooms, as well as lamps, chandeliers, they could become accent elements instead of pictures.
If it is possible, it would be nice to add exhibition halls with permanent and changing exhibitions, students and artists could take part in them, nevertheless, this is a center of pop art, so the rooms for artists and performances would be very relevant.
As a result, I want to say that your idea for the renovation of the factory is very relevant, and the use of color blocks for zoning the rooms is very successful and is consistent with the theme you have chosen. The topic of factory renovation is quite extensive and interesting, if you want, you can look at several examples of world practices for solving such problems: LX Factory, Nordhavn District Copenhagen, Rothermanni Quarter Tallinn, Domino sugar factory Brooklyn New York.
If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them on my instagram @anc.atelier
Sincerely, Kokueva Alena
Dear Alena Kokueva
Thank you very much for your feedback and I agree with you about the small elements and details, and if I am going to design a space like this again, I will definitely consider this.
But about the spread of paint and colored boxes in the space, I must say that I tried to respect the brick and old texture of the factory as much as possible and put only spots of paint in the form of boxes in the space. And to further expand the color and pop a sense of pop art in the space, I used colored lights that I was not very successful at (which would have worked better if neon signs had been used. Thanks for pointing me to this, I would definitely consider this. )
Finally, I thank you for your good review and for your time and it made me happy. And I will definitely read the examples that you introduced
One of the idea In order to be able to use the pop art style in the interior design of the factory, instead of painting the walls and bricks, we used colored boxes at a distance from the walls, which create different qualities in different spaces. (In a space as an entrance, in another place as a study space, etc.) Due to the special quality that these boxes give to each space, we used the names of these boxes to name and define spaces and galleries. for example:
Blue Box Gallery
A blue box was designed at the entrance of the gallery, which apart from defining the entrance and leveling the entrance with the floor of the courtyard, is also a space for the audience to receive.
I became acquainted with the Argo factory through my Thesis project. At that time, the second phase of its reconstruction had not yet been completed, and I became very interested in it.
Since the location of the building is close to the faculties of art and architecture, it was decided to change the use of the factory to a cultural and artistic center in order to create more interactions between artists and students. By creating spaces such as a library, bookstore, coffee shop, gallery, workshop hall and open spaces.
In the first stage of the design process, the question was raised how to turn the cold nature of the factory into a warm and intimate atmosphere without destroying the nature of the factory ?!
That “POPART” idea came up. A popular and graphic style in contrast to the seriousness and coldness of the Argo factory could create an interesting contrast. But the next question was how to implement it ?!
Since the first priority of the design was to restore the identity of the Argo factory, we tried to preserve the remaining walls and bricks of the factory as much as possible, and one of the ways to implement this idea was to use colored lights because color is one of the main features of “POPART” Style.
In the style and movement of New Art, one of the characteristics is that art can be displayed from any source. Scaffolding is used for expansion and is low cost and popular
Apart from this, the scaffolding, due to the structure and network that they build, made it possible for us to use them to display the works without inserting a nail into the wall ...