5 Random Spaces Repurposed into Digital Agencies

5 Random Spaces Repurposed into Digital Agencies

09:16 05 August in Uncategorized
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Cooking up a Red Velvet cake out of scratch isn’t necessarily easy. Transforming a Devil’s Food Cake into a Red Velvet one – now, that’s much tougher.

Likewise, architectural triumph isn’t building from square one on a malleable, open space – it’s transforming a sullen, shrivelling space to a magnificent within limitations. At least, that’s what I’ve learned from these spaces transformed into super-impressive digital offices.

See for yourself:

1.

PAST: A 1940s San Francisco Warehouse

PRESENT: Obscura Digital

IwamotoScott architects turned a 1940s San Francisco warehouse into Obscura Digital’s neo-geometric office. It comes as no surprise that the Interactive agency also won Architizer’s World’s Coolest Office in 2011.

Obscura Digital Office

Image via Architizer

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Image via Architizer

Obscura Digital Office

Image via Architizer

 

2.

PAST: A 19th-century Church

PRESENT: Acato

Hague-based web agency, Acato, commissioned BBVH architects to transform a 19th-century church into their office.

BBVH Architects Church

Photo by BBVH Architects

BBVH Architects

Photograph by Luuc Kramer

Church BBVh Architects

Photograph by Luuc Kramer

 

3.

PAST: 1870s Fire House

PRESENT: Black Ocean

Ah, the Big Apple – where eccentric blueprints manifest into architectural realities. Here’s a 1870s Fire House. Well, an ex-fire house. Black Ocean – a web agency – now calls it home thanks to Rafael de Cárdenas | Architecture at Large.

Black Ocean New york Office

Photograph via Architizer

Black Ocean New york Office

Photo via Architizer

 

4.

PAST: A Liverpool Warehouse

PRESENT: Uniform

Another warehouse. This one’s in Liverpool, and it’s where the employees at creative agency, Uniform, head over every day. Done by Snook Architects.

Uniform Liverpool Office

Photo credit: Dezeen

Uniform Liverpool Office

Photo credit: Dezeen

Uniform Liverpool Office

Photo credit: Dezeen

Uniform Liverpool Office

Photo credit: Dezeen

 

5.

PAST: A housing villa

PRESENT: AddBloom

Last but not least – our office was one grand, sky-blue home adorned with triple arches; one of the few exemplars of Lebanese architecture still standing in the country. It’s still sky-blue – we didn’t touch the gorgeous exterior – but now it’s #TheBlueHouse – and my oh my, it’s all ours.

As a side-note, it’s high-time we get some architectural photographs taken. The below photos don’t do it justice.

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The Blue House AddBloom

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