Why bother with desks, when your office has ventilation shafts? Lane Crawford has done just that to promote “tubular living”, and how people can occupy large metal ducts, typically found in buildings’ structural core. PAO was hired to expose these devices to public view, and offer them as a place of habitation as well as work. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
I”n the system of ‘tubular living’, horizontal spaces are suspended in the air, branching off from vertical towers. Metallic cylinders house staircases that lead to upper levels, become occupiable rooms, and turn into tunnels that offer views from above. Additionally, internal spaces can be used as oversized speakers, while tubular knots serve as seating and furniture. Inside, areas are populated by lighting pieces, tables and chairs designed by people’s industrial design office, a branch of PAO,” reports Design Boom.