- Cloud Room, a co-working with a twist
Chophouse Row in the Seattle neighbourhood of Capitol Hill has been developed by Graham Baba Architects with SKL Architects, and on the sixth floor, it houses a 466-square metre area that is all for sharing.
This area - called the Cloud Room - is following the trend for co-working spaces, where you can share services and workstations to keep down the costs of running your business and at the same time connect and collaborate with other people, a great incentive for many professionals who might otherwise spend all their time alone in their home office!
Based on the idea that “the best office might not be an office at all”, the design team from Graham Baba Architects and Brian Parquette Interiors, came up with a workplace that takes the office area into another realm. You've got everything you need to work efficiently, with long, shared work tables, glass-fronted conference and phone rooms for collaboration and privacy, all furnished with a mix of standardised pieces as well as an assortment of casual seating.
But Cloud Room also boasts an attractive lounge that can be used outside the work context for private events. Here, Graham Baba Architects and Brian Paquette Interiors have crafted a large bar, inviting users to enjoy a drink or a coffee and to relax on comfy couches inside, or on the west-facing terrace, which has a fire pit for outdoor socialising even when it's cold.
By doubling up as both office and lounge, Cloud Room is more than just a co-working space, it's a real powerhouse for networking and socialising.