Blind’s Santa Monica Design Studio / Shubin + Donaldson

Shubin + Donaldson Architects designed a great office space for multi-disciplinary design firm Blind back in 2009. The office is located in Santa Monica, California. A playful yet sophisticated composition of materials, textures, and styles describes a dynamic architectural proxy for the inspired energy of this motion graphics firm. The conversion of a non-descript two level storage warehouse into a modern creative office space nurtures a dialogue between compliment and contrast, mixing historical ornament with simple/strong material expression and irreducible detail. The entry sequence is initiated by the insertion of a warm Ipe wood-lined portico leading to a darkly rendered upper level lobby where lace patterned panels and molding coincide in juxtaposition to polished concrete and blackened steel plate…

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