R.C. HEDREEN COMPANY, SEATTLE
Nicholas Tamarin -- Interior Design, 12/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
The complete remodel of this real estate developer's 10,744-square-foot second floor headquarters resulted in a retro-modern space featuring seven executive offices, eight in-board offices, three conference rooms, and several gallerylike gathering areas. Partner Rysia Suchecka sought to preserve and restore original elements of the 1927 building, including it's grid of concrete columns, while using only four materials—felt, wood, metal, and glass—to reinforce the simplicity of the original quadrate plan. The application of the palette, on the other hand, was anything but square: Aluminum paneling covers an entire wall in reception and end-grains of French hornbeam compose the flooring. All this detailing is complemented by an impeccable selection of art and furniture, including four Gilbert Rohde lounge chairs outside the main conference room. nbbj.com
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