Before this amazing modern workspace was created, it was a metal-working shop for the Munich utilities company Stadtwerke München. The building itself has so much character, giving off a modern industrial vibe. I really like what Designliga did with this building, they asked the employees what their needs were and tailored parts of the conversion to those requests. Some great furniture choices as well. I could work there.
I love that Reactor Films gave Brooks + Scarpa free rein on the design and build of their 7,000 square foot offices. A shipping container that had been purchased and waiting for the right project was used as a conference room. I think it is so smart that they didn’t just bring in the container and plop it down, they gave it new life (see quote below). To me, the feel of the offices have an amazing geometric, deconstructed, modern assemblage vibe going on, brilliant!
The design/build team sawed 12 ft. from the length of the steel container, which was originally 40 ft. long, and cut away portions of its roof and sides to create a bit of breathing room in and around the 8 ft. x 8 ft. x 28 ft. box. A sculptural assemblage of wood, glass and perforated metal screens, panels and doors covers the exposed sections of the box. “I didn’t want to assign a particular meaning to the container,” says Scarpa, explaining its fragmented form and alluding to a favored quote from Robert Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction. “A familiar thing seen in an unfamiliar context can become perceptually new as well as old.” Without shedding its original identity,
Yesterday I was thoroughly fascinated with the furniture that Glas Italia was producing. After looking through their glass furniture I thumbed through their site and found images of their facility. Talk about a company that practices what they preach, this place is amazing. Not only is a good portion of the building made from glass but just look at those glass chairs, stair case, ect ect. They are truly artists.
KROHN has the Scandinavian feel down to a science. I love the Monster Entertainment office that is full of nothing but black, white and teak, so beautiful. The Levi Strauss & co store looks to be located in a killer industrial loft space that has some amazing textures throughout. Can anyone identify the 4 teak chairs?
Munich, Germany based photographer Nick Frank is a very talented and has a liking of modern architecture. His latest post on the Behance network is full of amazing color and structure. Looking at the first few pictures it is hard to believe that this is a building. The way he crops and frames certain parts of this building are quite striking.
I have to love the Guardian Offices by Hufton + Crow mostly because they used so much of my favorite fabric, Letters by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen by Maharam. Not only did they manage to cover large walls with it but they have also covered Harry Bertoia’s Bird and Diamond chairs. I think Hufton + Crow did a fantastic job at creating a colorful well designed place that most of us would want to work and play in.