United States | 2020
We presented three designs as personality archetypes - ‘The Ambassador’ was selected. Cultured, worldly, erudite, and sophisticated. The materials selection includes a unique mix of ‘found objects’ from all over the world. Upon entry, visitors are transported to an eclectic wonderland of worldly accents and thoughtful design. The adventure starts at the ground-level corridor, visitors enter a carefully curated gallery-like setting. Light fixtures flow throughout the space, acting as way-finders guiding guests as they ascend upstairs. A custom mural is the backdrop as you move to the main lobby and lounge. As guests approach the reception area, they are met with an array of textiles and textures, evoking curiosity and perpetuating ‘The Ambassador’ theme. Throughout the project, there is a faint, almost subliminal ‘R’ incorporated into certain aspects of the design, honoring the client. The look of antique carpets is achieved through distressed Persian rugs, while herringbone tiles create yet another layer of visual interest, and wallpaper in the main lounge is made from recycled newspaper woven into the metallic, grass-like wall covering. A Zen garden sits in the transitional space between the front desk and elevator lobby, greeting visitors and occupants alike with a reminder of yet another culture. The Sky Garden section of the project is more than an outdoor oasis, it’s an exercise in safety, storage, and ingenuity. In order to meet the building codes, the furnishings and accessories residing here must be able to be cleared out at a moment’s notice. Each piece in the space is designed to be dismantled and stowed in one of the cleverly hidden storage spaces. Collectively, the various spaces designed by JERDE create a signature headquarters office that is both in tune with the eclectic and multi-cultural feel of the community, and reflective of the company’s forward-thinking, sophisticated brand.
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