Odile Decq Eschews Tradition for Paris Incubator Le Cargo

Studio Odile Decq gave the Paris business incubator Le Cargo’s start-up tenants separate mailboxes at the entry. Photography by Roland Halbe.


A plaster-finished steel form contains a meeting room. Photography by Roland Halbe.

The new construction sits on a segment of a 1970 railroad warehouse by Marcel Forest. Photography by Roland Halbe.

Odile Decq’s own LED pendant fixtures illuminate an elevator lobby. Photography by Roland Halbe.

Custom tables and chairs in the reception area are painted MDF, the latter with wool-covered cushions. Photography by Roland Halbe.

Decking on the roof is stained ipe. Photography by Roland Halbe.

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Beanbags
Zanotta

Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini, and Franco Teodoro designed the beanbags in a break-out area. Photography by Roland Halbe.

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Chairs
Vitra International
Table
Vitra International

Alberto Meda tables and Barber & Osgerby chairs fill the conference room. Photography by Roland Halbe.

Offices, currently about 50 percent occupied, range from 430 to 2,700 square feet. Photography by Roland Halbe.

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Paneling
3A Composites

A cantilevered space hosts yoga classes and other gatherings. Photography by Roland Halbe.

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Chairs
Vitra International
Table Legs
Vitra International

An aluminum-floored catwalk leads to a suspended meeting room. Photography by Roland Halbe.

A meeting pod’s enclosure integrates a banquette. Photography by Roland Halbe.

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Chairs
Vitra International
Table Legs
Vitra International

Another meeting room’s table combines a custom lacquered top with aluminum legs. Photography by Roland Halbe.

On the wall of a lounge, foam-padded stations give phone users some acoustical privacy. Photography by Roland Halbe.

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Paneling
3A Composites

Facades are clad in different colors of the same powder-coated aluminum-composite panels. A side facade overlooks grass planted on the original warehouse roof. Photography by Roland Halbe.

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