The Alberta Emerald Foundation approached us looking for a modular podium which reflected their values of sustainability and environmental stewardship.

 

Our modern take on the phone booth provides a comfortable, sound-proof space for private conversations. Originally designed and built for the beautiful Mosaic Centre in Edmonton, the booths are now available to other clients on a made-to-order basis.

Initially, we proposed two different concepts: a series of built in booths with folding doors, and booths that were completely self contained and could be moved around the office if necessary. The aesthetic and function of the concepts was taken from the playful, outgoing context that exists in the Mosaic Centre. It was decided that the self-contained booth was a better fit, so we began prototyping and refining the design.

Initially, we proposed two different concepts: a series of built in booths with folding doors, and booths that were completely self contained and could be moved around the office if necessary. The aesthetic and function of the concepts was taken from the playful, outgoing context that exists in the Mosaic Centre. It was decided that the self-contained booth was a better fit, so we began prototyping and refining the design.

 

Located in the Edmonton, the Mosaic Centre is the farthest north net-zero commercial building on planet earth. Like many new offices, the building is based on large open spaces with very few walls creating a great team building and collaborative environment. However, the Mosaic Family of Companies recognized that there were still times where privacy was needed, and approached us to design a solution.

Initially, we proposed two different concepts: a series of built in booths with folding doors, and booths that were completely self contained and could be moved around the office if necessary. The aesthetic and function of the concepts was taken from the playful, outgoing context that exists in the Mosaic Centre. It was decided that the self-contained booth was a better fit, so we began prototyping and refining the design.