Za Bor Architects‘ Parasite Office caters to Moscow’s new emphasis on modern design, while providing a plan for new offices that do not disrupt the cityscape. The Parasite Office is is attached one story up between two adjacent brick buildings, leaving the roadway below unharmed. Traffic and pedestrians can continue to travel from the front of the buildings to the courtyards at the rear.
The three-story office is accessible by an outer staircase, and it also has guarded roof access. The interior is thoroughly modern and features windows and walls made from polygonal shapes. The floor plan inside is as quirky as the dimensional outside, making it the perfect creative space for a design office. At night, the building glows from within, as the walls are semi-translucent on the street side and have a flat, glazed back on the courtyard side.