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Travis Walton Architecture teams business with pleasure in his latest corporate project

United Kingdom Architecture News - Jun 25, 2015 - 12:34   4381 views

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A new vision of corporate luxury has been born, with the avant-garde home of Vicland showcasing a design that blurs the distinction between business and pleasure. Representing a new era of corporate interior design practice, this project is a showcase in how a designer can create a user experience that not only supports but enhances the work and brand identity of a client.

For luxury brands, the design of built spaces is a chance to cocoon customers into a physical embodiment of luxury. The new Vicland premises are unexpected, exciting, progressive and sophisticated. Vicland wanted a workspace that was as innovative and avant-garde as the property group it houses, one that would instill a sense of absolute confidence and authority in visiting clients whilst reflecting Vicland’s superlative design and construction values.

Travis Walton Architecture, an award-winning international design firm, worked with the client to carefully plan the site which was constructed over a railway bridge with many weight- restrictions. Cost planning for the project was a constant process of value-engineering to deliver an outcome within the client’s budget, while sustainable initiatives ensured a suffusion of natural light and minimal reliance on air conditioning.

The premise is luxurious and discrete. Behind the private entrance lies a dramatic stairwell ensconced in custom gold-mirrored tiles, climbing to a futuristic foyer lit by LED light bands. Entry to the main office area is concealed behind a zigzag electric wall panel, opening to reveal a double-height void, replete with gold titanium fireplace and white metallic staircase. It is here that oak floorboards contrast dramatically with Zebra Gray Limestone, accented by gold and black metallic detailing.

Because Vicland is a bold and forward-thinking property group, Travis Walton Architecture designed a distinctly luxurious and collaborative workspace. Embracing the challenge of being positioned over a railway bridge, interconnected communal workspaces eliminate unnecessary circulation and open onto a spacious rooftop terrace pavilion with a full-service bar and spectacular views. The workspace provides an inspiring and progressive workspace for staff, who enjoy the void spaces and mezzanines, secret concealed entranceways and luxurious finishes. Executive offices feature silk carpet, timber wall panelling and velvet banquettes, creating a workspace that is as impressive as it is inviting.

“Luxury is about daring to be different and doing the unexpected. We installed a grey glass office wall that provides a viewing platform for the lounge below, which at the flick of a switch, becomes a projection wall for presentations. Custom-made gold titanium tiles with integrated lighting to create a dramatic stairwell, and a futuristic ‘Tron’ foyer features LED light bands and concealed door in black stainless steel zigzag wall panel.” says Travis Walton.

Travis Walton Architecture’s design for Vicland’s new office premises asserts the firm’s conviction in innovation and avant-garde, sustainable office design. It is the physical embodiment of the Vicland brand identity, in an era where the spaces that we work must also foster a sense of play. 

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