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Agorà Office, the working space for lawyers inspired by the Ancient Greece

November 27, 2020
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Agorà Office, the working space for lawyers inspired by the Ancient Greece

 

Agorà is the term used by the Ancient Greeks to indicate the principal square of the polis: political, legal, religious and economic place.

This ancient concept was the starting point for the new Agorà Office in Turin, a modern working environment for lawyers that interprets classicism in the contemporary world, designed by SCEG Architetti studio that took inspiration from an archetypal, legal and absolute place as the agorà, one of the first spaces dedicated to jurisdiction in Ancient Greece.

The geometries which are considered eternal and the patrimony of our memory become ephemeral/evanescent, light and ironic; the scenography is composed with volumes of rubber (polyurethane), covered with lacquered sheets and defined with metal structures.

In Agorà Office colour covers almost the entire space and furniture making it look unreal and unnatural; on the other hand, this monochromy dialogues directly with the form, the matter, the light and the dimension setting up a plastic, fake scape, so it creates almost an urban context that seems static and metaphysical.

The result is an empty square but also an architectural scenario that becomes dreamlike in the eyes of the viewer, a place where the books become drawing and decoration in a translation of the contemporary.