Office: Small / & 10,000 sq ft
Best of Year 2009 Winner: Patrick Tighe Architecture
Best of Year -- Interior Design, 12/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Best of Year Winner, Office: Small / & 10,000 sq ft: Patrick Tighe Architecture: Moving Picture Co., Santa Monica, CA
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Unlike the other architects interviewed for this job, Patrick Tighe had no prior experience in movie-production facilities. But he nailed it on the first try. Designing a satellite for the Moving Picture Company—a London post-production concern that specializes in color-grading, digital effects, and computer animation for such films as Slumdog Millionaire—Tighe went against the open-warehouse norm to base his scheme on a single serpentine form dominating the 7,800-square-foot floor plate. This white drywall element, floating 18 inches off the floor, establishes a boundary between open areas dedicated to clients, on the perimeter, and closed edit bays and offices, inside. Finally, staff and clients wend their way entirely around the drywall form to reach a pair of color-grading rooms, where viewing takes place from the vantage point of C-shape banquettes.
LISA LITTLE; YOSUKE HOSHINA; RISA TSUTSUMI; KARLA MÜLLER; JAROD POENISCH; PETE STOREY; DANIEL INNOCENTE: PROJECT TEAM.
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