A closer look at BlueArck, one of five finalists in the 2021 GRAY Awards Commercial Interior Design category.
Designed for a Vancouver private equity firm, this office expansion was dictated by the company's balanced work/life approach and inspired by elegant Parisian comfort. The founder was committed to a culture of balance, not only between work and life, but also in the composition of his team. It was this dedication to providing collaborative and engaging spaces that informed the design concept. The space was designed to be an extension of home—where people could congregate, socialize, and feel invigorated through their interactions.
Edit Studios tipped the scales towards a softer and lighter aesthetic to contrast the conventional dark woods and leather chesterfields that have become emblematic of the profession. Inviting herringbone oak floors and old-world character, such as traditional moulding details, are juxtaposed with bespoke glazing systems, hardware, and hidden doors. Finishing details emphasize the delicate balance between a functionally modern office and a comfortable Parisian retreat. Layered textures and iconic lighting are intrinsic to achieving a residential ambiance in a vibrant office, while gold accents and book-matched marble add sophistication.
Lead: Janay Koldingnes
Construction - ETRO construction
Furniture (consultant) - Toolbox Contract
Lighting (consultant) - Above 90
Custom glazing & Hardware - Aurora Glass
Photography: Ema Peter
Date of Completion: September 2020
Additional Architecture, Commercial finalists:
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
The Walls Winery
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