H&M Taiwan office – Courtyard by J.C. Architecture

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H&M Taiwan office - Courtyard  by J.C. Architecture
© Kevin Wu

The logistic office and warehouse were set among the mountains of Ruifang, on the outskirts of New Taipei City. The reconfigured space introduces a new approach to logistic offices as opposed to the stereotypical warehouse workplace. The design embodies a casual, warm and playful environment that reflects the belief in each individual’s ability to show initiative.

H&M Taiwan office - Courtyard  by J.C. Architecture
© Kevin Wu

Given the large column span and high ceilings of the site, juxtaposing with the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, they decided to explore the idea of Openness. J.C. Architecture created a place that promotes creativity, personalization and collaboration while playing a role between the interior and exterior.

H&M Taiwan office - Courtyard  by J.C. Architecture
© Kevin Wu

H&M Taiwan office - Courtyard  by J.C. Architecture
© Kevin Wu

The arches design is inspired by the concept of the courtyard, framing them with different heights and widths to perfectly accommodate with the idea of gathering. The workstations are placed in what is called the “cloister area,” a hall enclosed by arches with one side facing the inner building and the other overlooking the courtyard.

H&M Taiwan office - Courtyard  by J.C. Architecture
© Kevin Wu

H&M Taiwan office - Courtyard  by J.C. Architecture
© Kevin Wu

The courtyard is bright and opens as an outdoor plaza, and surrounded by the wooden arcade and its multiple doorways, linking the workstations and courtyard together. They created the layout in a human-scale approach with small groups and breathing spaces, as it dissolves the hierarchy of a typical office.

Project Details:

Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
Architects: J.C. Architecture
Client: Ally Logistic Property
Lead designer: Johnny Chiu / Nora Wang / Maria Isabel Lima
Designer: Winnie Lin
Photographes: Kevin Wu

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