WeWork Shanghai Linehouse Designs

Eras and cultures playfully interact in Linehouse’s design for the Chinese flagship location of the shared community office space WeWork in Weihai Lu, Shanghai.

Originally constructed at the turn of last century as an opium factory and then converted into an artist’s residence, the brick building located in an old residential district in the center of the city, has once again been transformed. Its latest reincarnation boasts carefully thought out elements, creating an environment that doesn’t take itself too seriously but is fully equipped to offer the best for its tenants and their visitors.

The first place members and visitors will be introduced and welcomed into this inspiring workspace is the reception where the concrete and carved wood reception counter surrounded by a bronze lighting structure and crowned by a cheeky pink and blue neon sign which reads “Ring for Service” Plays into the overall historical + industrial design ethic.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Leijonhufvud