Gallery: Tulsa Architecture Firm Turns Route 66 Gas Station Into Their ...

 
To facilitate that further, they installed a green lawn underneath the shade canopy in front, which provides a greater connection with the sidewalk and people passing by.

ElevenTH knew they didn’t want to be holed up in some stale office on the 13th floor of a high rise in downtown. They wanted to be in the midst of the city, “the homeless, the prostitutes, the reality of society, all things this building was witness to,” as Shane Hood, principal at ElevenTH told us. So they searched for a place they could make their own and jumped on the chance to repuporse a 1950′s PEMCO gas station on route 66 into their new offices. The former gas station had fallen into quite a state of disrepair – boarded up, leaking and “had been on the unfortunate end of many unwise and insensitive remodels”.

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  1. hood January 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Most of the time we don’t need the lights. When we do, the lighting is wonderful. We have been in the space for 1.5 years and the period appropriate globes won’t be going anywhere.

  2. hood January 29, 2011 at 9:43 am

    actually the lighting is wonderful…

  3. anothervoice January 29, 2011 at 9:04 am

    While I would probably jump at the chance to have a workspace like this – the lighting can only be described as “ghastly”. I’m more than certain there’s a period-appropriate pendant luminary that would bounce light off the ceiling and not give you headaches.

    I’ll bet the light fixtures get switched out within months.

  4. just_charla January 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    pure and total grooviness!

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