We live very connected lives and a lot of our time is spent looking at monitors and screens of some type. In an effort to unplug clients often ask us to make their TV disappear so it can be out of site, but still accessible. The German hardware we used for this media wall is extremely discrete and the counterweight mechanism slides the door up and down with almost no effort.
We are pretty thrilled to be moving into our new office in Japantown at 368 Powell Street. While the paint is still drying and the security codes are being set we are preparing for all the change will mean to designing amazing spaces with our clients. And as a bonus, couriers can bring their bikes right in the front door…
A century ago the building was the Japanese Mercantile Bank – yes, that means it has a vault. For years after the war it was vacant and left to decay. Luckily the structure was built to last and the current owners (a contractor and an architect) chose to reveal the original concrete structure.
We will be two blocks from the Railtown Design District and close to some of the best interior design resources in Vancouver. And having some of Vancouver’s most successful entrepreneurial ventures in the neighbourhood means a great selection of healthy lunch choices (thank you HootSuite and Aritzia…).
The stunning new photos by Vancouver based photographer Lucas Finlay really capture the drama of the space’s raw and polished finishes. A huge thank you to Lucas, Gaggenau and of course a very forward thinking client for a beautiful result.