Category Archives: Office Interior
Assembling the pieces and putting it all together
We spent the past few months helping the guys at P3 Entertainment with some of the more mundane aspects of our project. Things such as figuring out the budget and schedule for our project are in some way just as critical as having a nice design. Once the lease for the new space was finalized and the construction documentation process officially started, things starts to move quite a bit faster! During the earlier design phase, we tend to keep things a bit open ended but once the drawing starts we’ll need to start making decisions and sticking to them!
Having the right fixtures and knowing where they should go
Now that we know the light fixtures we would like to use, the next step would be to figure out where they would go, and how many we would need. Since we are modifying the standard layout and fixture the landlord is providing we will use the lighting layout from them as a starting point. And since the budget is a major concern with our project we are planning to look at a few options on how we can optimize our layout to achieve the maximum effect.
The cherry on your icing and the hot pepper on your tamale, for your space!
We had talked about the idea of using a “design totem” to inspire and strengthen a theme in a prior post. Often time we find that light fixtures makes for great candidates since they naturally draws your attention to them, plus their object like quality and repeated nature further reinforce the idea behind your theme.
Which also means that finding the right light fixtures can make or break a design!
In this week’s EZarchitecture-Work podcast, we will discuss the design for the Bloomberg LP Headquarters building , located in Midtown NYC.
It is the headquarters of one of the largest financial software, media, and data companies of the world.
Here is our discussion regarding the building and Bloomberg Headquarters LP. Check out our Podcast!
All about the specifying of the specifics!
As is often the case in many commercial lease in New York City, the landlord has agree to help built out the tenant space in according our needs. This can take place in a variety of scenarios; the landlord can provide a dollar per square foot contribution to the construction budget, or in other instances build out the space using their own contractor and architect in accordance to design provided by the tenant.
A radical idea inside a historic building at the hottest area in NYC!
For this week’s EZarchitecture: Work podcast we will discuss the design for the headquarters building for Diane Von Furstenberg Studio, in the fashionable meat packing district on the West side of NYC. The DVF Studio is a project from one of our favorite architectural design firm; Work AC. Like many of the other project from Work, aside from the many wonderful detailing and choice of finishes, DVF Studio also contains an interesting special feature. Want to find out what it is? Check out our podcast below and read on!
Fixing what ain’t broken
Finding the perfect layout often time requires a constant re-evaluation of the various requirements. We made significant progress during our previous layout session and we now have decent idea of what works well and what every one’s preferences are. This week we will concentrate on the question of cost, instead of creating options reflecting the various approaches towards finding an optimal layout base on functional requirements. We created two options, the first reflecting our base layout, and the second showing the various options that we felt might have an cost impact on the project.
Finding inspiration in the most unlikely places, since …
We spent the past two weeks experimenting and refining our layout, although there are one and two areas where that process continues. This week we will focus on finding a theme that will define the character of our space design.
The not quite sexy task of finding the right layouts.
We spend most of last week completing our space function outline as well as creating and reviewing the first iteration of our layout options. Now that we have a decent idea of the various functional requirements we are ready to dig a little deeper and provide a bit more definition on the various options.
Small is not just for home,
Space constrain is always an issue for just about any urban based environment, regardless of the type or nature of the project we are designing for. So we are always on the lookout for unconventional and flexible ways to maximize the function of any space. We looked at several examples of projects designed with moving partitions and shelving. Such as Gary Chang’s transformer apartment: link. But surprisingly we find a lot less examples of similar thinking for the design of the work environment.