• Phasing
  • CommonSpaceRender
  • Flr2
  • Axon

Spang Mountain.

In the post industrial heartland, on the near West side, the former J Spang¬†Bakery building sits. Occupying half a city block this brick behemoth, a monument to a family’s dedication to their baking craft, awaits rebirth. Working closely with the owner, Architecture Office has developed a series of strategies for gently awakening the beast. Through a series of smaller phased projects the old bones of this once great building will creak alive with the life of new occupants which is now affectionately called Spang Mountain.

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The examples illustrated here are for creating small collaborative artists/maker studios on the ground floor with collab office workspace on the second floor.

The artist spaces are organized around a shared common area which can be used for project assembly, impromptu meeting, collaboration and small, curated exhibitions of work.

The second floor flexible work¬†spaces are organized around the creation of shared amenities such as conference/meeting room, kitchenette, restrooms, printer/work areas and some small “huddle” rooms while rest of the floor is flexible enough to be divided up as new users/tenants need. Built around the idea of fostering open communication between multiple companies and industry types, the shared components becomes a “mixing” and public space.

Target users include small start up and craft/maker based industries looking for a collaborative home in a former industrial building with access to both freeways and breweries.

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