5 Random Spaces Repurposed into Digital Agencies
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:
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.
PAST: A 19th-century Church
Hague-based web agency, Acato, commissioned BBVH architects to transform a 19th-century church into their office.
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.
PAST: A Liverpool Warehouse
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.
PAST: A housing villa
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.
What’s the coolest office space you’ve seen?