Spatial Basics

Meanwhile, check out BLDGBLOG’s two interviews with Jeffrey Inaba—from 2007 and 2010, respectively—and congrats to INABA’s Darien Williams for appearing on Curbed’s list of Young Guns finalists for 2014! In Kubota’s case, she shot both digitally and on film, with the latter shots taking on a hazy, almost noir quality, like the set of a 21st-century Mad Men caught on a Sunday break. From the architect:If the new standard for corporate offices is to create a physical experience that builds on the brand qualities the company has successfully established in digital media, then Red Bull’s New York space is the antithesis of this best practice. They are used now as open office seating, conference areas, and small meeting/workrooms, respectively. Here are a final few shots—but click through to see the project on INABA’s own site.[Images: Red Bull New York offices by INABA; photos by Naho Kubota]. The 16,800 SF project doesn’t celebrate the company’s values with eye-catching forms, nor is its layout inspired by recent theories of workplace productivity.”[Image: Red Bull New York offices by INABA; photo by Naho Kubota]. Acknowledging that offices and technology are evolving quickly and the future functions of the work environment are unpredictable, the architects composed a layout of spaces with distinct, fixed features. [Images: Red Bull New York offices by INABA; photos by Naho Kubota]. There isn’t a reliance on storytelling or graphic imagery; the space is dialed back to reset the focus of the experience on the basic architectural qualities of scale and light. I got a handful of preview shots from the new Red Bull New York offices the other night, with interiors designed by INABA, and I thought I’d post them here.[Image: Red Bull New York offices by INABA; photo by Greg Irikura]. [Image: Red Bull New York offices by INABA; photo by Greg Irikura]. All the shots seen here were taken by Greg Irikura and Naho Kubota, as noted. INABA, of course, already designed the connected Red Bull Music Academy, and the private office space continues that aesthetic, albeit deliberately stripped even of the constrained maximalism of that project’s bold colors and public-facing spatial entertainments, down to a minimalist, calm workplace distinct from—or perhaps offsetting—Red Bull’s identity as an international energy drink monolith. [Image: Red Bull New York offices by INABA; photo by Greg Irikura].

Updated: 19.11.2014 — 11:45