Alder Brisco creates "attic of warm wooden curiosities" as office for recruitment agency - architecture and design

Alder Brisco creates "attic of warm wooden curiosities" as office for recruitment agency



A Victorian goods elevator and wooden clock tower both feature in the office of London recruitment agency Represent, designed by Alder Brisco in an old warehouse loft.
Studio Represent is a small office on the third floor of a late-19th-century warehouse in Farringdon, London.

It features a custom-built wooden interior that pays tribute to its industrial heritage, as well as a few physical remnants of the past. Architects Thom Brisco and James Alder describe it as an "attic of warm wooden curiosities".
Central to the design is a wooden structure that looks like two mini buildings, complete with windows, angular roofs and chimney-like skylights.

Thanks to a double-pitched roof overhead, this structure slots into one of two areas where the ceiling extends up to a height of five metres. It contains two meeting rooms, arranged on opposite sides of a street-like passageway, plus toilet facilities and a small seating area.

These volumes were built by timber fabricator Constructive & Co using a prefabricated softwood frame and spruce-lined plywood panels. They subtly reference the mobile wooden stalls of Farringdon Road's former book market.
"Timber emerged from the project's earliest discussions as its central material, with Represent looking to create a warm and comfortable environment for its team to move into," explained Brisco.

"Together with Constructive and Co, we arranged the scheme as a cluster of wooden volumes," he told Dezeen.
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