Shipping containers have been getting lots of love in recent years as more people have been reusing old ones for architectural purposes. The industrial look is just what mode:lina™ was going for when designing the new offices of bathroom fixtures brand, KOHLMAN, in the town of Cieplewo, Poland. The office is located right by the Gdańsk port, the spot where all of their products arrive in shipping containers before they collect them.
The containers were the inspiration behind the headquarters’ new design, where they built forms to mimic the look of the metal transport vessels. Trapezoidal metal sheets were framed and finished in bold colors to make up the walls of the interior build. Second floor offices were added on top of the ground layer to resemble the stacks of shipping containers found at any port, as well as to provide much needed additional workspace.
Keeping with the industrial theme, mode:lina™ incorporated industrial accessories, including lamps, switches, and handles to finish out the look.
Photos by Patryk Lewiński.