OHLAB: Mirror Image

Owned and operated by the Fuster family since 1922, Relojería Alemana occupies the first two floors of a residential-style six-story building. Above it, tucked among the remaining four stories, along with the company’s workshops, a new office designed by the Palma Madrid-based studio OHLAB demonstrates the owner’s commitment to the 21st century and contemporary design.

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Photo by José Hevia.

In-depth research into the modern workplace, coupled with the familiarity of the brand, allowed the firm to enrich the client’s mandate with outside-the-box solutions. For instance, instead of being a tedious office essential, the desks are a focal point. The architects distributed 14 workstations on one 37-foot-long by 4-foot-wide communal table that extends into the director’s boardroom, where it becomes a meeting table. A glass wall separating the two functions provides privacy for meetings while allowing for visual continuity.

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