Collaboration with Rachel Tardif
Special order for Concordia University’s District 3 startup incubator
Concordia’s District 3 has a completely open office space design, in order to encourage interaction. The unfortunate aspect of this layout is that it’s very difficult to find a private space for phone calls. Following the studies done on the users of the space, we realized that the necessity is not that of a completely closed and “soundproof” space (a telephone box) but one which gives a feeling of intimacy, where people don’t feel like they’re bothering others. Thus, the end product is a space divider having several possible configurations, and can either become a wall in the open space of the incubator or close completely to allow single users to make private calls. Inside the walls is a thick layer of sound-absorbing cork, and the decorating pattern is customized for D3, based on the shapes found in their logo.