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Flower Creative Office

Unapologetically industrial in nature, the building’s materiality is at home in its context, while its patterning and dynamic graphics strike a distinct urban figure. The bold façade is an appropriate counterpart to the often heavily trafficked street it sits on, echoing industry, movement and speed. The new exterior is composed of two sizes of off-the-shelf standing-seam metal that form a subtle graphic band that ‘cuts’ through two windows and wraps continuously up and over the roof.

Under tight zoning and budget constraints, we were mandated to maintain the existing building’s envelope, even though the structure was nearly rebuilt in its entirety.  Originally built in the 1930’s, this storage shed was once literally cut in half in order to widen the road, and was nearly beyond repair when we began.

  • AIA San Fernando Valley Design Merit Award 2019
  • Westside Urban Forum Design Award 2020
 
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Status: Built
Location: Glendale, CA, US
Firm Role: Architect