genarchitects office renovation
site: changning, shanghai
gfa: 120 sqm
genarchitects office is located in a loft of an timberwork villa between xinhua road in the north and the silent courtyard in the south, which used to be apartments of two families. we want to refurbish it to meet the requirements of an office space in terms of scale and atmosphere via the selection of materials and the renovation of space.
the former glass sunroom on the south balcony was removed, and the doors and the windows were enlarged, so view and sunlight could be easily invited into the house. we mainly took down the original suspended ceiling, cleaned the messy pipes and wires behind. the roof was refined with waterproof layers, and additional thermal insulation. we sanded and varnished the exposed timberwork. on the premise of keeping the comfort level of the interior space, we were finally able to present an original continuous timberwork roof with all the functions and spaces unfolded underneath.