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IwamotoScott Transforms 1940s Warehouse Into a Gorgeous Modern Office Space

Posted By Lori Zimmer On October 27, 2011 @ 2:40 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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The tight budget and time constraints [1]were no match for IwamotoScott [2], who created a series of shared spaces within the three-floor warehouse. The main floor was to serve as a showroom, so the architects cut away part of the second floor, creating a double height space for the showroom, with mezzanine on the second.  The third floor, which had been open with a mezzanine, was closed off. The metal grating that lines the railings that overlook the first floor were recycled from metal railings [3]removed from the third floor.

The new second floor offices are wrapped in PolyGal [4], a translucent material that allows natural light to flood the floors while creating a feeling of openness. IwamotoScott’s workspace is separated by a custom built BookCaseScreenWall [5]. The laser cut sheet metal walls function as privacy dividers, as well as diagonal shelves for storing books and magazines. It’s fish scale like design is also a primary design accent for the office.

With the tight budget, the architects splurged on Obsura’s beautiful box conference room. Inlayed with gorgeous black bamboo [6], the box rests within the open space on the second floor mezzanine [7], overlooking the showroom below through a wall size glass curtain. The interior of the conference room pays tribute to the building’s industrial origin, clad in raw wood.

The Obscura Digital office is a gorgeous feat of redesign for IwamotoScott [8], who also get to enjoy the fruits of their labor each day when they go to work.

+ IwamotoScott [9]

Via Arch Daily [10]

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[1] tight budget and time constraints : http://inhabitat.com/innovative-front-to-back-infill-house-creates-two-separate-homes-on-a-small-lot/

[2] IwamotoScott: http://inhabitat.com/spiraling-new-york-skyscraper-features-bio-filtration-lungs/

[3] recycled from metal railings : http://inhabitat.com/immense-cow-sculptures-made-from-recycled-car-parts-by-miina-akkijyrkka/

[4] PolyGal: http://polygal-northamerica.com/

[5] BookCaseScreenWall: http://inhabitat.com/berlin-showroom-features-sherlock-holmes-style-bookcase-that-opens-to-a-secret-room/

[6] gorgeous black bamboo: http://inhabitat.com/green-roofed-czech-tea-house-is-naturally-lit-by-a-gilded-oculus/

[7] second floor mezzanine: http://inhabitat.com/house-m-daylit-japanese-home-preserves-privacy-with-a-beautiful-louvered-facade/

[8] IwamotoScott: http://inhabitat.com/futuristic-cities-feature-fog-harvesting-and-urban-fish-farms/

[9] + IwamotoScott: http://www.iwamotoscott.com/

[10] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/160262/obscura-digital-hq-bookcasescreenwall-iwamotoscott-architecture/

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