| Architecture Studies Library
Entry number: IE07009
The programmatic needs of the space were simple. The client needed three personal offices, a main office which could function as an informal conference space as well as a lounge, a lobby, small kitchen, storage, and restroom.
Five ottomans were provided as flexible seating for the entire space depending on the changing needs of the each room. In the main office, a modular sofa provides seating which can be reconfigured as needed. Nine foot high sliding glass doors provide a main art piece for the space as you enter, but can also slide apart to enclose the main office if privacy is desired.
The materials and applications used throughout evoke concepts or ideas interpreted from the nature of the sport. The idea of movement is shown by the grain of the granite, the wood grille which climbs up the wall and spans across the ceiling, the variation of color in the slate floor, the texture of the glass doors, the varying heights of the cabinets in the kitchen, and the sculpted gypsum panels on the back wall of the main room all work to move your eye around the space.
Layers of various elements in the space relate to the effect of water in a lake screening the contents below. The translucency of the glass doors and resin panels within the wood doors diffuses movement behind, the metal fabric, resin panel and lighting system in the restroom, the herringbone pattern of the glass tile, the layers of lighting in the offices and restroom all evoke the idea of layering.
Materials and applications were chosen for qualities shared with those found in nature such as the glass tiles and doors to water, the herringbone pattern to scales of a fish, pebble mosaic, natural slate, granite, leather and wood.
The complete spaces provides a sophisticated interpretation and integration of the ideas and materials of fishing while functionally providing spaces for the flexible needs of he client.
The sustainable aspects of the project include the use of low VOC paints & primers which conform to the Green Seal’s Standard GS-11 & LEED requirements. The core of the wood panels & grille are made with 100% recycles and recovered wood fiber. All glass used in the production of the UltraGlas custom doors was composed of a minimum of 15-30% recycled glass and were manufactured under California’s strict air and environment standards.
Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos
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