Office for an INVESTMENT Firm

Office for an INVESTMENT Firm

Architect
Robert M. Gurney Architect
Location
Bethesda, MD, USA | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Offices
John Cole Photography

Office for an INVESTMENT Firm

Robert M. Gurney Architect as Architects

In response to its non-conventional triangular floor plate, this interior office space is organized around a curving hot-rolled steel plate wall that separates the public areas from the private offices. This 1/2” thick steel wall provides a threshold between these private and public realms. Public areas are located near the building core and the atrium space.

 

The curving steel wall combines with “blades” of white oak paneling to create a dynamic circulation space that is initiated at the reception area and incorporates access to every office and the service spaces. These “blades” are arranged to optimize natural light into the circulation space, while providing both privacy and views from the office workspaces.  Depending on orientation, the wood “blades” present themselves to be almost completely solid or almost invisible.

 

A diverse palette of materials and the non-orthogonal geometry of this office space are intended to provide an environment unlike a proto-typical office plan. Ideally the goal is to change perspectives, physically and psychologically of both the visitor and the daily user to create an environment that is pleasant, inspiring and productive.

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