Designed as offices and commercial spaces for creative industries, the Matchbox is the work of design team Allard Meine Jansen and ‘houses twenty-two corporate units, a rooftop restaurant and semi-underground parking in the artistic hub of Amsterdam North’. The building’s shape was derived from piling boxes of matchbox on top of each other [see the photo below] and has been conceptualized to give every company its own space and identity. In addition, ‘bridges constructed above a central atrium garden act as catalyst for the networking between companies, while distributing sunlight through the building’.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.