Johan van Hasseltkade 205B
Johan van Hasseltkade 205B
We first find out who you are, and then translate this into a spatial experience that offers freedom of use.
We seek and are sought by those with guts, willing to explore their potential and take an authentic stand. The scale is irrelevant; we are triggered by content, not by size.
Studio Carbon is an Amsterdam-based strategic spatial design agency. From strategy to rollout and execution, we trigger your autonomy by uncovering your authenticity and potential. The project dictates the team; we collaborate with specialized designers and researchers, carefully selected according to the projects’ requirements.
Founded in 2017, Studio Carbon is owned and run by Pieter Kool, graduated Industrial Design Engineering from the TU Delft, the Netherlands. From 2004 to 2017 he worked for G-Star RAW as Global Creative Director 3D Design & Development, designing +1000 stores and Shop-in-Shops, +40.000m2 office space and trade fair pavilions - which resulted in the title ‘Engineer of the year 2013’ awarded by The Royal Dutch Association for Engineers.
Pieter is an energetic speaker and motivator. He frequently delivers keynotes on topics including brand development, retail trends and design strategy
OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture
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House of Performance HQ, Utrecht
Carbon Studio, in collaboration with Kuub Architects has transformed the 1,000 m2 of the former Utrecht courthouse dating from 1912 in six months in order to install House Of Performance, a management consultancy, there. The original elements contrast with clever touches of humour and modernity. Thus the use of wood flooring under staff’s feet, as well as under their laptops. Another example: the former courtroom, which lost its solemn character when its chevron wood floor was updated with a grey coating. There is chevron wood on the office floors as well, and on the solid wood meeting tables, protected by an ultra-brilliant epoxy resin. House Of Performance’s 50 consultants, working four days out of five outside the office, only return to the premises at the end of the week. KUUB forestalled the impersonal atmosphere of quiet days with a "dynamic furniture" concept, furniture which by its shape, occupies the space in the highceilinged rooms without for all that detracting from the feeling of comfort when the premises are occupied by all the staff. Discrete glass partitions structure the space so that staff can isolate themselves in small groups by closing a door, the solid aspect of which symbolizes a guarantee of the confidentiality of the subjects being dealt with. On the 4th floor, invited to lunch under the eaves in a dining room where the floor and tables are also covered in chevron wood, customers and prospective customers enjoy a panoramic view of the city framed by large picture windows.
Location: Hamburgerstraat 30, 3512 NS Utrecht, NL
Size: 1050m2 m²
Collaborators: Kuub Architects
Photography: Mick Palarczyk