K&Co + pa|nyc office updates: shot over the course of two days, this timelpase follows Jon Bocksel of Hand Signs as he installs hand lettering on our front entrance, adding a personal touch to our suite number and painting an elegant description to go with our neon signs.
For the recently completed office space for the Parisian team of an international data security company, we embarked on the design and fabrication of a series of custom furniture pieces. The office, situated in La Defense, was designed by Pliskin Architecture and Atelier 208, and the furniture was fabricated by AMC at their facility in Brittany.
The first custom furniture piece visitors encounter is the office’s reception desk, a combination of steel structure and end-grain wood surface, with the company’s logo carved out of the vertical steel spine. Set against an exposed brick wall, salvaged theater seating, and metal drum stools, the oak desk and bright orange supports create a visual focal point for people as they exist the elevators on the floor.
We also created a series of work benches unique to the space. With felt covered acoustic partitions that double as tack boards, the light oak tops and concealed cable management solutions create design that is both striking and functional.
Centrally located in the office, the pantry acts as a activity hub for the office, and to support that, we crafted two large communal gathering opportunities: a 3-tiered stepped seating area, and communal table that allows both table-height and bar-height seating, encouraging employees to use it in various ways.
Construction has started on a new office space for the K&Co and Pliskin Architecture teams, in anticipation for the upcoming move of both firms to the Financial District in Lower Manhattan. After several years of growth at the Hudson River Collaborative in Tribeca, we are all ready to excited on the next chapter.
The new office, scheduled for completion next month, was designed as a collective effort by K&Co and pa|nyc, and led by Krista Ninivaggi, K&Co’s founder, design muse, and longtime personal friend of mine (above, checking out the future location for the pantry of the new office space).
View of the future conference room….
…which will face west, with front row seats to the evolving skyline in the Financial District and Battery Park City, with new and old offices and residence constantly get layered on top of each other.
Work has begun on our new office project in Paris, and quite honestly, we’re excited. The space was designed in collaboration with Atelier 208 in Paris, and once complete, will be the home for the local team of an international technology company. This is will be Pliskin Architecture’s first built project outside of the US, and the Paris construction team is scheduled to complete the space by the end of May 2017.
Demolition has begun in the space, and old infrastructure is being pulled out of hte access floors across the space to make room for new technology that will cover the space.
The future site of the reception area is being cleared to make room for a translucent wall that will both feature the latest news regarding the company and its clients, as well as hint at the work being conducted immediately behind it.
Juno, a ride-sharing startup based in NYC, has recently moved into 1 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. Their new space, designed by Pitsou Kedem, Sigal Baranowitz, and Pliskin Architecture, occupies a north-facing suite on one of the highest floor in the new downtown super-tall tower.
The design team, together with photographer David Rahr, was back in the space to document it. We were in luck – we ended up shooting on a crisp day with excellent visibility, affording us the ability to capture the space and one of its most striking features: uninterpreted views to the east, north, west.
The space was designed with the views in mind – limited obstructions, minimalist palette, and open offices and lounges occupying the areas adjacent to the floor-to-ceiling glass walls that surround the suite.
To document the space, David and pa|nyc team followed the sun and shadows across the space, from early morning through sunset and dusk, trying to capture the nuances of a full work day at the Juno space.
As part of expanding the toolkit of design and communication tools, we recently embarked on another adventure with Liam Frederick, this time with immersive videos. Launching experiments in 360 time lapse videos, we positioned a camera in several locations in a recently completed Pliskin Architecture designed office space in Morrisville, North Carolina. The camera captured moments in the life of the office, as employees had breakfast around the bar in the pantry, and as they took a break from work to slowly fill up the over sized coloring wallpaper.
The videos, shot shortly after a recent photo shoot conducted in the space, are part of an ongoing process to document the spaces and how the company’s employees embrace their new work environment. To fully enjoy these time-lapse videos, make sure to navigate around the shots, look left, right, up, and down, to appreciate the different features of the spaces and their daily use. These will hopefully be added to an ongoing documentation project the company has undertaken to capture a day in the life of their employees.
The tech office we designed just outside of the Raleigh-Durham is the latest to receive the Liam Frederick treatment. Over the course of several long hours, on a beautiful October Saturday, Liam jumped around between work and play spaces, chasing light and capturing several office employees as they fill the spaces with life and energy.
The signature piece will be the focal point of the employee break room, visible from most corners of the office, and allowing over 20 people to converge at the same time. Made of raw steel and barely finished ash wood, the table’s unique shape allows for groups of different sizes to congregate for breakfast, lunch, or beer.
A large conference table, pictured above in BCD’s shop, will span 18′ and is structured from an 80 year-old truss from an old water tower in Durham.
The table surface is made of solid heartpine wood, and has raw steel accents, and it will be fully wired to allow for different types of uses, presentations, and training to occur.
For the reception desk, a plywood carcass is wrapped with unfinished steel and 2,500 linear feet of cat6 data cabling, giving the office a pop of color when entering, and making the support engineers on site feel at home.
Construction has started on the offices we designed outside of the Raleigh Durham Airport (RDU) in North Carolina. The 14,000sf office for an international technology company is scheduled for completion by the end of July, and will feature a combination of colorful accents and reclaimed industrial artifacts. The work areas will have natural wood work surfaces, and the entire office will have a range of lounge, meeting, and communal spaces to accommodate many different types of interaction between employees.
The office, designed by Pliskin Architecture with the help of Tina Barnard Designs in Morrisville, will be fully operational this summer and will feature furniture fabricated locally by Bull City Designs in Durham.
Proudly rolling out our latest completed space, this time in video format.
The video chronicles the design and construction of a 15,000 sf office space for a technology company in Midtown. Documenting 10 busy months, the video follows an empty space through its design, visualization, construction, furnishing, and move-in of the 2nd phase of the expansion of the company’s global headquarters. The end results, both space and video, are the product of the hard work of a wonderful team and devoted collaborators – special thanks to all who made it possible.