Oculus - Summer 2014 - (Page 35)

HONOR ©Michael Moran I N TER I OR S The Barbarian Group CLIVE WILKINSON ARCHITECTS DESIGN TEAM: Clive Wilkinson, FAIA, RIBA, Chester Nielsen, Thomas Terayama, AIA, LEED AP, Yuna Kubota, Caroline Morris ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT: Design Republic Partners Architects New York, NY Architect: Clive Wilkinson Architects Client: The Barbarian Group M/E/P ENGINEER: T 2014 AIANY Design Awards JFK&M Consulting Group Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design LIGHTING DESIGN: TABLE FABRICATOR: Machineous IT CONSULTANT: Labrador Technology GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Coleman Construction ©Michael Moran Jury: "The solution rescales and blurs the line between furniture and architecture in a delightful way. The execution is impressive." ©Michael Moran he Barbarian Group - which creates online consumer experiences for the likes of Pepsi, IBM, Bloomberg, and General Electric - requested a design that represents how technology can invigorate and empower people through connectivity. Given a tight budget, the architects adapted a 20,000-square-foot space for a staff of 175. Designers created an endless table or "superdesk," with staff members working on the same continuous surface, as a way to unify and center the company. The plywood structure arises from the oak floor supported by pony walls. Circulation routes bisect the space, so the table rises to bridge over pathways and maintain surface continuity. The cavelike spaces beneath these "arches," created using a plywood coffer structure, accommodate meetings, offer focused workspace, and provide shelving and storage. The desk's clear epoxy, surfboard-like surface emphasizes its fluid nature. A physical model was transposed from hand drawings, shaped by a computer, fabricated in Los Angeles, and laser cut into 870 unique plywood panels that were shipped to New York and assembled on site. There are 4,400 square feet of table surface and 1,100 linear feet of perimeter edge surface, with a starting density of five linear feet per person. \ Summer 2014 Oculus 35

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Summer 2014

First Words Letter From the President:
Center for Architecture
Introduction
Architecture
Interiors
Urban Design
Projects
Last Words
Index to Advertisers

Oculus - Summer 2014

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