Architects: 1 Friday Design Collaborative
Location: Aspen, Colorado, United States
Area: 1100.0 ft2
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Derek Skalko
From the architect. The Work N Park Cube is a small project by 1 Friday Design Collaborative. The space is programmed with an office and garage in just over 1000 square feet. 1 Friday worked with city regulations and a limited budget to create a ‘cube’ of both efficient and enjoyable space for the clients.
The Work N Park Cube is located in Aspen, Colorado and built for a shared condominium unit. The new building is tailor made by 1 Friday to address every zoning regulation and square footage allowance that came up through the design of the added space. A small budget was also taken into consideration in devising a way to successfully combine the parking and office programs.
The two story building separates the programs by level. The ground floor holds two parking bays, while the second floor is the office. Stairs climb up the exterior back façade where one enters the interior from the second level. The office is a clean simple space with a bathroom, kitchen and storage along the western wall and an exterior deck along the eastern wall.
The style of the building responds to its minimal square footage and programmatic desires with a simple modern design. 1 Friday began designing with a cube that was adjusted to fit the needs of the clients and the rules of the city. The resulting form has the upper level slightly offset from the lower level, with large windows puncturing the office space and two entrances to the parking bays on the lower level’s front façade.
The multipurpose space adds another style to the neighborhood where 1 Friday says building styles range from 1880’s mining cottages to 1960s chalet structures. Their Work N Park Cube is a successful addition to the area, and a usable space for the clients to enjoy daily.