CAIUS Office is a minimalist office space located in Shanghai, China, designed by Studio Glume. CAIUS is a fashion business consulting firm founded by former media fashion professionals. The office is situated in Huangpu District, Shanghai in a lane house with unique Long Tang atmosphere. In contrast to the traditional building façade, the designers have created a contemporary interior space, applying modern gestures that are minimalist and transitional, along with the finishing touch of raw elegance. The first step to the transformation was structural redesign. After tearing down all the partitions, the designer reinforced the structural foundation with two I-beams, extending to the corner of the second-floor terrace, in order to maximize the capacity of the space. Due to the recycled nature of the I-beams, it comes pre-weathered to exude a unique patina.

Photography by Zhifeng He