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Dake Wells Architecture Design Studio / Dake | Wells Architecture

  • 01:00 - 7 April, 2011
Dake Wells Architecture Design Studio / Dake | Wells Architecture
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From the architect. Dake |Wells Architecture used the concept of dualities to define the renovation of a downtown loft for their young architectural practice. The dualities they focused on include: enclosed and open, dark and light, raw and refined, box and line.

With limited means, a partially enclosed box is positioned between existing columns and elevated above the existing floor. Its orientation greets visitors to the studio while blocking views of the workspaces. Frankenstein, a symbol of creativity for the firm, guards the entry gallery.

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A steel reception desk terminates the gallery and marks the endpoint of a single line formed by the workstations along the eastern perimeter of the loft. A patch of green below and white cloud above reinforce the diagram. Salvaged fluorescent lights are reorganized above the workstations and suspended with polycarbonate sheet to form a single lighting element.

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Mirnes · April 26, 2011

We are a couple of students currently working on a concept similar to this, with boxes inside a room.. One of the challenges we face right now is the ventilation of these boxes. while we have the boxes set up inside a defined grid, we want them to be re-/moveable over time, and I was wondering if you guys know which kind of solution they have here with ventilation?

Ken · April 12, 2011

I find it interesting that you always hear Architects say "thinking outside the box", yet here is a firm that designed a big box to climb inside to do their thinking.

up_today_arch · April 08, 2011

creative enough...
a lot of nice details...

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HaterSkater · April 08, 2011

Frankenstein's guy...
why?

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