In consideration of the rent and cost as a small architectural studio team， we found a space with an area of about 30 square meters for ourselves in the second half of last year as our office site in the next 3-5 years， so as to meet the possible office needs in these years.
I was keen on the small house at my first visit there. It was 2.88 meters wide， 8.7 meters deep， and 6 meters high， which appears narrow， long， high， and ventilated and well-lighted on both the north and south sides. We can imagine whether something indifferent will happen in this small space.
As the Party A of the project， we have listed such a design brief for ourselves according to the demand.
About 8 permanent office staff
About 4 temporary office workers
Site for communication and reporting
Space for holding small salons， lectures and exchange meetings for about 15 people
With not influence to the discussion space of other office staff
Space for temporary accommodation for 1 person
Tea room with sink
Open desktop for cutting handmade models
Space for thinking alone
Living with green plants
How to integrate these functions in the space only with 30 ㎡？But without the sense of crowding and depressing？According to the requirements of the design brief， the public office space for 8 people occupies a relatively large area. Therefore， this part of functions shall be arranged firstly. The 8.7-meter-long space is divided into two parts， the second half being taken as public office space.
In order to satisfy so many functions in such a limited area， a local interlayer is the only way on the base of the vertical height of the site. Because of the existence of interlayer， it is necessary to place a staircase in the space to complete the upward process from the perspective of vertical height. In the process of graphic layout， we have been trying to minimum the area of stairs as much as possible， but anyway， a certain area will be occupied among the 30 square meters. So， shall we change our thinking and try to turn the staircase shrinking into the process of climbing upward.
It is just like our “climbing up” in the natural environment， we can pass by the green plants， sit on the rocks in pairs， and rest against the trunk when we’re exhausted， thus finally reaching an open site. At this time， the stairs act not only as upward tools. The height is controlled to be step at 300 mm， the seat for resting at 450 mm， and the groove for planting green plants at 350 mm.
如许变更的过程中，临时办公，讨论空间，小型沙龙、讲座空间全数安设在了那一放大的楼梯中。In this way， temporary office， discussion space， small salon， lecture space are all placed in this enlarged staircase during the process of the transformation.
“向上攀登”，最末到达公共办公区区域。The process of “Climbing up” to finally reach the public office area.
向上过程中的歇息节点， Rest spot during the process upward
拾级而上的过程中我们设置了逐级上升的扶手，便于行走。In the process of ascending the stairs， we set up the step-by-step climbing handrail to facilitate walking.
“攀登”过程的歇息平台也是临时办公空间。The rest spot for climbing can also be treated as a temporary office space.
电动幕布下降后，台阶部门能够错落坐下，做为报告请示、沙龙、讨论空间。After the electric curtain is lowered， the steps can be staggered to sit down as a space for reporting， salon and discussion。
The space at the back of the fixed 6-person desk acts as an independent office area， which integrates the functions of printer position and storage， through raising by one level along the front steps.
墙面的置物系统Storage system at the wall
Limited by the area， we attached the space to the wall and made a storage system around the whole space， which is divided into two parts. And the upper part derived from the depth of 280mm shelf to place books， store boxes， plants， etc.
Under the shelf is a circle of suspenders， which is not only used for hanging pictures in the exhibition space temporarily， but also can be used to store and display folding chairs， picture frames， bags and clothes of office workers through hooks. And the white suspender can be used to suspend different objects by S-shaped hook， coat hanger and crossing hanger.
The center parts of the two storage systems are connected by the silver metal corrugated plate of the mirror， forming a sharp contrast with the rough diatom mud wall below.
便于随手一挂包袋、折叠椅的吊杆， The suspender is convenient for hanging bags and folding chairs.
The step section of the entrance can also be transformed into a temporary exhibition space， where pictures can be suspended on the hanging white round suspenders， and can be viewed during the process of ascending the stairs.
The height of the shelf is exactly the height of about 1.8 meters， which can be reached by the boys with hands， while on which articles can be placed by the girls with the help of chairs or moving steps.
小空间里的共处Getting along in the small space
后段夹层下为避开公共办公区的访客讨论空间和手工模子造做空间，一人位歇息室，茶水间。The visitors’ discussion space， manual-model making space， a one-person lounge and a tea room separated from the public office area are placed under the back section of the interlayer.
歇息室内嵌了一张1.2*2M的床，能够包容1人的临时栖身需求。A 1.2 * 2m bed is embedded in the rest room， which can accommodate the temporary living needs of one person.
茶水间接纳镜面不锈钢材量，削减小空间里的压迫感。The tea room applies silver metal material to reduce the sense of oppression stemming from the small space.
茶水间和歇息室通过一墙分隔，外面有一排闼，摆布挪动，满足临时的密闭需求。The tea room and the rest room are separated by a wall， with a sliding door outside， which moves left and right to meet the temporary requirements for personal space.
因为夹层空间的存在，上下层的人们互不干扰，各自活动。Because of the existence of the mezzanine space， people on the upper and lower layers do not interfere with each other， and perform each activity.
The original building adopts the front door and rear window. But we transformed the rear window into a door in order to keep the streamline of the front and rear. In addition， the form of a single folding door which can be opened and closed is applied， which can be partially or completely unfolded according to the needs.
The space 450mm raised starting from the interior is taken as a seat， which is inserted into the tree altar and extended outward to become an outdoor seat. A temporary small table is set， around which three or five friends can chat on summer nights.
室内和室外的空间因为动物的存在彼此贯穿着，而又有所分隔。Because of the existence of plants， the indoor and outdoor spaces are connected while separated with each other.
Because the space is relatively narrow， the overall gray silver tone is mainly applied to improve the brightness of the overall space. The contrast between the rough texture of diatom mud and the silver water ripple stainless steel， which forms great contrast， collide and overlap in space， increases the sense of gradation and conflict.
As the original layer is relatively high， the whole block is divided into two parts by the material cutting in the vertical height in accordance with the function. Through the division of material and color on the facade， the oppression stemmed from height is weakened.
置物架之上与顶面连成一片用白色的涂料使其消隐，置物架下则是粗拙的灰色的横纹泥肌理。The space above the shelf is connected with the top surface to form a whole by the white paint. While under the shelf， the coarse gray cross texture of grain mud is used.
现场的桌面、扶手等家具都按照同一的元素衍生、运用了横纹硅藻泥肌理及白色圆管。The furniture such as tabletop and handrails all apply the texture of cross grain diatom mud and white round tube derived from the same elements.
In order to minimum the construction cost as much as possible， the original use of table legs wrapped by mirror stainless steel and leather upholstery made of cushion was changed into self-made cushion and wrapped table leg made from idle sponge， truck strap， aluminum foil pearl cotton through constant attempt later.
因为绑缚带的可抽拉性，能够按照需要调整坐垫的高度，并按照温度变革改换外表的质料。Because of the drawability of the binding belt， the height of the cushion can be adjusted according to the needs， and the surface material can be replaced according to the temperature change.
入口的门牌也同样运用了铝箔水管保温棉、橘色PVC软膜、压扣绑缚带组合The entrance doorplate also uses the combination of water-pipe insulation cotton of aluminum foil， orange PVC soft film， pressure buckle binding belt.
As the whole space is narrow and long， two coherent light tubes are used to form two light bands with longitudinal feeling， in order to adapt to the narrow and long feeling of the space and form uniform office lighting. The raised frame of the desktop is applied， and the lamp tube is fixed with tie strap， which is used as office auxiliary light.
Unexpectedly， the park’s evening is the liveliest time. Many residents around come here to enjoy the cool and take a walk. From time to time， they also probed their head to look around， and stepped up several steps curiously at the glimpse of the office on this step.
项目设想 ; 完成年份：11/ 2019 ; 04/2020
项目地址：浙江 宁波 8号公园
Project Name：Design of 0.5m studio
Project design ; completion year：11/ 2019 ; 04/2020
Leader designer ; Team：Wang Jiaoer
Project address：No.8 Park， Ningbo， Zhejiang Province
Construction area：40 ㎡
Main materials：diatom mud， stainless steel of water ripple， mirror stainless steel， aluminum foil pearl cotton