Buchan Group Architects

The Buchan Group in Christchurch have used white grid and Black C Max acoustic tiles to create a linear statement in the hallway. The monochrome theme is continued in the breakout spaces in the office.

Global architectural, interior and graphic design firm The Buchan Group has relocated its new Christchurch office to 144 Kilmore Street, a building it also designed.

Located adjacent to the Northern Frame in central Christchurch, New Zealand, the three-level office block boasts a stunning outlook over the new green belt and Avon River, towards the central city and Port Hills beyond.

The Buchan Group Practice Manager Raylene McEwan said the move had not only reinvigorated the practice and provided room for future expansion, but also created the opportunity to design their perfect working space.

“When designing the building and knowing we would eventually be a tenant, we looked at how we could make it more conducive to the collaborative and creative nature of our work, as well as the modern workspace environments that other tenants desired,” she said.

The Buchan Group office takes advantage of high levels of natural light, exposed ceilings in parts, to greater increase the ceiling height and in contrast of the black C Max acoustics tiles to form break out studio and collaboration spaces.”

Ms McEwan said it was also important for Buchan to establish its new permanent office as part of its commitment to Christchurch’s rebuilding efforts.



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