Modern offices in an old industrial space in Los Angeles
Architecture Studio “JFAK” redesigned an old industrial warehouse into modern offices and shared workspace for companies dedicated to environmental protection. The transformed space in Los Angeles has retained its authentic charm with old industrial elements like red brick walls and wooden supporting beams, but it was also refreshed with new items, working areas with bright contemporary design and interesting geometric shapes.
The aim of the architects was to create a unique space that will suit the purpose and will be inspiring for various governmental and non-governmental organizations and entrepreneurs dealing with the environment and development of the green economy. The main idea behind the design of joint offices was to create a flexible workspace that encourages collaboration between different organizations, more efficient operations and creative achievements in their common aim.
That’s why it was designed as a small city that functions both separately and through cooperation, with open workplaces, spaces for open and informal meetings and a common place for informal socialization where employees from various organizations can spontaneously meet and begin cooperation. It offers a whole warehouse area of over 5,000 square meters and it contains offices, conference rooms, laboratories, workshops for prototyping and space for public events.
In order to maintain the industrial spirit in the offices of “La Krez Innovation Campus” architects have left the ventilation pipes visible, not hidden under the ceiling. They make an interesting network of installations with long flashing zigzag forms that extend throughout the space, creating long maze.
The offices are designed in different geometric shapes and white walls, which make a stylish contrast to the brick walls. In order to keep the green note in the area, one of the walls is displayed as a vertical garden. The offices are open, oceanic, again for easier communication and collaboration among employees. The campus offers parking for bicycles and charging stations for electronic cars and the roof of the parking is covered with solar panels as an alternative energy source.
(Photo Credits: JFAK Architects)