Easily transported, reconfigurable and rapidly deployed, the POP-UP Office is a new typology of workspace – a complete modular work environment. It is simultaneously bare bones and tailored to the individual, produced from salvaged materials and completely adaptable. An alternative to the typical static office, the POP-UP office re-imagines the modern workspace.
Comprised of modular units that can be combined in different ways, the POP-UP Office is built out of reclaimed wood shipping pallet boards and their frames. Separate modules collectively form a basic but complete work place, facilitating both individual work and collaboration – a workspace, collaborative space, lounge area, and refueling station. The modules each consist of separate planes (floor, wall, ceiling) and furniture elements that can be assembled in different configurations. The modules are constructed in advance and assembled on site – the wall slots into the floor and the ceiling bears on the wall at the back and a beam at the front – and the modules’ elements connect and rely on each other for support.
Despite the ease of assembly and use of a reclaimed material, attention to detail is not overlooked. In sinuous forms, the reclaimed wood boards morph from the wall and floor into furniture elements, sanded smooth where the human body comes in contact with the wood and left rough where it does not. Modular shelves can be inserted into slots between wall boards, creating adjustable display and storage areas. Over the collaborative workspace, ceiling boards pivot open creating an adjustable light fixture. Pop-up offices are designed for short term use, atypical applications such as outdoor festivals or disaster relief situations, or start-ups looking for modest office space. Stripping away the superfluous, the POP-UP Office embodies adaptability and sustainability – the space itself morphs in conjunction with workplace needs.