Many of the world’s most attractive creative workspaces are born from adaptive reuse. Terry & Terry Architecture completed one such renovation project for Hybrid Design, a graphic and product design agency in San Francisco. The architects renovated a former saloon in the historic Jackson Square neighborhood and transformed the century-old brick building into a modern, energy-efficient design agency’s headquarters.
Located in the city’s former red light district, the historic 1906 brick building underwent several renovations in the past century. When Terry & Terry Architecture was commissioned to renovate the building, the designers sought to preserve as much of the existing structure as possible and leave intact the attractive and exposed brick walls. The interior was completely gutted and expanded to make room for the main office and conference areas on the first floor, as well as additional office space and archive exhibit space on the new second floor.
Steel-framed glazing wraps around the updated facade to let in natural light and minimize dependence on artificial lighting. The old brick masonry buildings are left exposed and provide good thermal mass to help keep the interior temperatures moderate and comfortable. The exposed brick walls are complemented with clean lines, steel stairways and elements, warm-toned timber furnishings, and white-painted walls for a contemporary and welcoming feel.
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