We are a rapid prototyping lab. We have an open plan space that is 25,000 sq ft with 11 ft. ceilings. We’d like our space divided into separate innovative co-working spaces. We envision a beautiful future-tech space, where art, technology and science meet without being a science museum, clinical or too cold. Manicured zen green spaces, succulents, natural light, soft wood flooring, altermodern. Ergonomic nature inspired furniture. Eco materials. Every detail of lab references design & science history.
The idea is to turn this area into one collective work space with five co-working spaces within; spaces within spaces. Houses in a village. Each space within a space should have its own feel relating to the activity that happening in the space. (list below).
Think luxury spaceship without being too futuristic, (Zaha Hadid’s work is too futuristic), with a white dreamy atmosphere without being too clinical, with a sense of style and beauty, but at the same time timeless. We are looking for a design that combines a magical space with beautiful light. Please reference Jean Nouvel, Robert Irwin, NAU, Norman Foster, Jean Prouve, Richard Neutra, and Mies van der Rohe.
We envision the walk thru as:
One gets off the elevator and enters a magical white minimal space with Robert Irwin or Jean Nouvel lighting, organic shape reception area, large monitor playing beautiful outdoor weather as if one is looking out a window. (reference Charlize Theron’s room in the movie Prometheus) Perhaps another large monitor showing animated data. Artwork/lighting by Robert Irwin or Random International. Monitors should not look like monitors, but like windows. After one walks thru reception they enter the work area. The interior shifts from all white with soft blue light to green and lush. With living manicured walls and warm woods. An intentional juxtaposition of spaces. However, not to feel like two separate companies. Both areas would need to be integrated. We provided a floor plan of how we see the flow of spaces. This floor plan is not accurate to our current space, only use for workflow and proximity of spaces, use it as programatic.
We are looking at an existing space at the moment, http://www.digitalsandboxnetwork.com/55-broad-st/
Not to limit your thinking by suggesting this actual space, however we may wind up using your concepts within this space.
When designing five separate working spaces, (homes) refer to a glass space within a space concept. We want each of these spaces be creative and have its own unique style. However, they should all integrate, we don’t want a cacophony of shapes and colors. All spaces should be glass. One of the work spaces will be confidential, it would need to be frosted glass or obscured so only shadows/hints of activity are seen from within.
5 prototyping modular glass design “homes”, work spaces:
Media including editing suite
Wood and plastics shop
Graphic design shop
other spaces not contained into glass modular “homes”
materials library/products showcase
gallery event space (collessium style)
Summary of important design features:
Green and eco-friendly materials
Use light and fiber optics
Mock pool. Sunny space. Outdoor as indoor/green walkways.
Organic shapes. Movement. Cool blue light. Galaxy.
Reception and library area: Magical light. Light sculptures. Dream space. Geometric patterns. Soft warm light patterns. Other planetary.
Imagine magical light, fog, dream spaces, meditation spaces,
What is the space/land/area for which you need a design?
25,000 sq. ft in NYC high rise building
What is its current condition?
Who do you want to achieve?
A memorable, magic space that becomes a public destination.
(we will be hosting gallery shows, art exhibits, seminars, events. our building is open 24/7)
What should designers absolutely know and consider in their design? (e.g. cannot remove fireplace, etc.)
Designers must address sound, dust, vibrations, corridors for meeting people, storage.
Is there anything they should absolutely avoid? (e.g. granite counter tops, carpets, particular colors, exceed a certain heigh, etc.)
sharp angles. typical materials.
Things that you think are in particularly important in your decision making (e.g. affordability of design, consideration of green design, et.c )
light, fiber optics, planetarium
luxury space craft/first class
artwork that references space or science
We need concept renderings/mood boards/suggestion of how to visualize the dream.
concepts need to be based in reality, not pie in the sky.