Quirk - Brands Eye // Cape Town, South Africa
Collaboration by OnePointZero and Karpinski Design.
The challenge: Quirk, Brandseye, and The Red and Yellow School of Advertising – Multi-tenant Cape Town Offices.
How does one seamlessly integrate three different entities into a space in a building - keeping them separate and yet consolidating the flow of movement to create a transcendent experience? This was the mandate.
We kept as many original features we could in the interior and used a combination of concrete and brickwork construction for all the interior walls. Later these walls were left raw or painted depending on which area and final identity we wanted to achieve. We took inspiration from the colour scheme left by the CMT operation and introduced paint patterns / graphics and techniques to retain some of the factory feel.
Natural light and modern, clean lines in conjunction with raw materials became prominent elements throughout the design. Brick on end details in the walls were introduced to bring some texture to the large extents of brickwork and acoustic dampening measures were introduced to break up all the hard surfaces.
The result is the enclosure of three different bodies of ideas within a building, where the energy is contagious amongst them and is also reflected in the building, the composition and flow of movement.