Santa Monica, California, USA
Area: 14,400 SF
Photo: Benny Chan, Fotoworks
One of Los Angeles’ pre-eminent property developers Rob Maguire of Maguire Partners, asked Clive Wilkinson Architects to design a surf-inspired office space located one block from Santa Monica Beach with dramatic ocean views. With a simple functional brief, the Design Team developed a vocabulary of undulating curved shapes to frame beach views and express the motion of water.
Anchored at both ends of the space, the executive conference rooms are enclosed with glass shards and slanting walls. The expression of motion and energy is carried through in the detailing of the floating ceiling and millwork. New CNC technology enabled the precise execution of highly complex and organic geometries.