CodeX Lab: the construction

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Almost 4 months of hard work, experiments, ideas, and fun.

There will be a lot of photos in the article.

CodeX Lab is our non-profit educational initiative for young enthusiasts around the world that would like to work in a team. CodeX core members will become mentors for CodeX Lab residents. Together we’ll make open-source products and many experiments in software engineering.

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Design project

We made our own interior design project for the first time. 

There will be several zones in the Lab. The central is the conference zone for meetings, presentations, discussions, and chill out.

Next right — big working zone, where a whole team can work on some project together. The big table consists of four several separate 2-meters tables which can be reorganized if need.

At the left of the central zone — separate workstations for focused work.

Also, there is a small kitchen for coffee breaks. The entrance zone has a hallway separated from the rest.

The main idea that allowed creating such zoning — is to build a decorative column at the center of the place. And the long low wall near it. They will be stylized for concrete.

One of the first renders

Feb 24 — Start

The first step of our journey is to completely remove the old ceiling.

Mar 4

Then we need to remove all electricity cables.

Mar 11

Let's start aligning the walls and prepare the ceil for painting.

Mar 17

We started painting the ceiling.

Mar 20

Finished the first coat of paint.

Mar 24


Mar 30

We now have a compressor — almost universal tool for repairing.

Apr 6

Removing the old glass and finish walls.

Apr 8

Second paint layer for the ceil.

Apr 13

The ceil is finished.

Apr 15

Before painting the walls, we will make the floor. Therefore, we remove everything from the floor.

Apr 16

Floorboard scrapping, polishing, varnishing. We have no tools then call for masters.

Apr 20

Prepare for painting walls.

Bought designer paint from Derufa boutique

Apr 22


Apr 27

The design project requires the installation of a pair of columns.

Apr 29

The column decorating.

Plaster left

May 4

Column painting and decoration.

Hand made scratches and streaks

May 6

Buying light.

Dried up

May 8

Slat wall, elements painting and light testing. 

May 9

Slat wall again.

May 10

Coffee table and kitchen.

May 11

Light and electricity.

May 12

More light and electricity.

May 13


May 14 — Release

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