The Blogfabrik in Kreuzberg, Berlin opened in the summer of 2015 as a place for web content creators to share experiences and work together.
The Blogfabrik occupies the full second storey of an old industrial building in Kreuzberg and cater to a wide range of functions. The main division of the space is between the public front and the private back. In the front space of the building the interiors needed to be as flexible as possible. The large open space houses everything from workspaces, photo shootings, large workshops, launch parties, art exhibitions, dining events as well as acting as the shared living room for all the residents. The response to this design challenge was to install ceiling height curtains that allows the space to be divided up into many spaces and allow different activities to happen at the same time. By being able to easily change the spatial surroundings, the residents can easily adapt to all different scenarios. All the furniture in the space is modular and can easily be put up, de-mounted and stored in the movable storage units. This allows for the space to be completely empty when needed for a large event, while in another situation it can also act as a photo studio, work space and dining room simultaneously.
In the back part of the space is where the work spaces for the content creators are. Because of the number of different people and blogs who work there, as well as the potential for changing of people, we have tried to make it easy for the content creators to personalise their work environments. The main tool is the peg boards that can be easily rearranged according to needs and preferences. The main feature in the common area of the private part of the Blogfabrik is the colourful seating and working installation. This installation divides the space into a lunch table and sofa corner as well as offering work spaces bar desk and a telephone booth. Depending on where you are, the wood screen offers various degrees of privacy and light.
Client: Blogfabrik and Melo Group
Collaborators: Kelly Elizabeth Tivnan and n19 architects
Photo credits: Christoph Neumann