This office for a start-up magazine is located in an old warehouse in Chelsea, NY, formerly owned by Saks department store. The raw industrial space is situated on the fifth floor and its large span of windows provides a panoramic view of the Hudson river.
The design locates all creative functions in the middle area which fosters spontaneous interventions in the open zone along the facade. The request for many separate offices created several large shifting volumes, differentiated through material and texture changes. These volumes form spatial dividers, which distribute light along the industrial ceiling. Through the minimal design concept and the MULTI-FUNCTIONAL use of elements, the space was kept within the low budget range.
The chosen materials [concrete, wood, steel and fiberglass] express the industrial character of the space and provide a natural template. When combined with a deep blue wall and low, olive green concrete elements, the result is a highly contemporary work environment.