the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Factory
  4. United States
  5. Studio O+A
  6. Zazzle / Studio O+A

Zazzle / Studio O+A

  • 01:00 - 1 November, 2013
Zazzle / Studio O+A
Zazzle / Studio O+A, © Jasper Sanidad
© Jasper Sanidad

© Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Redwood City, CA, United States
  • Design Team

    Primo Orpilla, Verda Alexander, Denise Cherry, Perry Stephney, Clem Soga, Steve Gerten, Elizabeth Guerrero, David Hunter, Will Chu, Sarunya Wongjodsri, Renee Laput-­‐Mendoza, Alma Lopez, Caren Currie, Olivia Ward, Jeorge Jordan, Maleesa Pollock
  • Client

    Zazzle
  • Contractor

    Principal Builders
  • Consultants

    Flack & Kurtz, MEP
  • Area

    90000.0 ft2
  • Photographs

© Jasper Sanidad
© Jasper Sanidad

Text description provided by the architects. Zazzle is a custom-­‐manufacturing company that produces unique products from artwork and personal materials provided by the client. On Zazzle’s website, users can upload images to create custom, on-­‐demand products, or they can purchase products created by other users or participating companies. In creating the company’s new headquarters in Redwood City, Studio O+A drew on Zazzle’s respect for artisanal values and hand-­‐crafted quality.

© Jasper Sanidad
© Jasper Sanidad

From the beginning, Zazzle’s management team, Robert Beaver and his sons Bobby and Jeff, wanted to secure the best for their new headquarters in Redwood City, California. When we presented two finish options for the fourth floor break room—wallpaper or tile—the Beavers chose hand-­‐fired, hand-­‐sanded, hand-­‐glazed ceramic tile. For the wood finishes encasing the central elevators, they embraced our proposal to apply an ancient Japanese technique of burning the surface of some planks black. The pattern of alternating burned oak and unburned hickory was meticulously created on a template and provided to the millworkers. In a nod to vintage craftsmanship, we installed two cast-­‐iron 1926 red London telephone booths designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Each weighs 3,000 pounds and contains a fully functioning antique telephone.

© Jasper Sanidad
© Jasper Sanidad

The cumulative effect of these details—and many others throughout the facility—is to express Zazzle’s belief in the promise of a vibrant maker subculture, a community of inventors and creators who are combining the efficiencies of modern technology with the elegance of handmade arts and crafts.

2nd Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Studio O+A
Office
Cite: "Zazzle / Studio O+A" 01 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/443993/zazzle-studio-o-a/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments