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Conversions: former London shoe-polish factory into RIBA award-winning charity offices

Architecture 00 repurposed an old London shoe-polish factory into The Foundry, a contemporary social justice center and recent winner of a 2015 RIBA London Building of the Year Award and RIBA London Regional Award. Located in Vauxhall, this well-decorated adaptive reuse project blends a light-filled modern aesthetic with the factory’s 20th century industrial character. The […] Read more

Cool offices: (un)curtain office in Ljubljana, Slovenia

In order to accommodate continual changes within the contemporary working environment, this office in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana is divided and organized according to retractable partitions. Designed by Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti, ‘(un)curtain office’ is contained inside an existing structure originally built in 1938. The refurbishment of the empty volume started by wrapping the building’s […] Read more

Cool offices: Avery Dennison Headquarters in Los Angeles, USA

HOK’s design team helped transition Avery Dennison’s Los Angeles headquarters from a dated office environment to 45,000-sq.-ft. modern workspace. When Chari Jalali and Clay Pendergrast, both directors of interiors based in HOK’s Los Angeles office, first walked into the 1980’s building that served as the corporate headquarters for Avery Dennison, “the staff was siloed in private offices or high-panel workstations.”  “With HOK’s guidance, […] Read more

Furniture: Clément Brazille revamps Bertoia’s side chair

The ‘Bertoia loom chair’ is a reinterpretation of creations by Italian-born American designer Harry Bertoia. Created by Clément Brazille, the seats are dressed in soft, woven corduroy fabric  — enabling each to be unique and customizable. The plush textile, accompanied by the chairs simple forms are both inviting and comfortable. ‘Bertoia loom chair’ is an […] Read more

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