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CHASE JARVIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Seattle, Washington

Part think-tank, part media lab, this space for Chase Jarvis Photography provides an environment to test new ideas and host events. The design interventions are meant to be invisible, allowing the grittiness of the industrial shell to take center stage. The 6,000-square-foot volume includes an existing loft, a kitchen, and bathrooms. A new wall splits the space into two large rooms of a more appropriate scale, and a 20-foot-long by 10-foot-tall opening in the demising wall allows the areas to merge; large rolling walls close when media events are taking place. In addition to acoustic and visual separation, the new wall resolves a number of awkward geometries from previous remodels. Through strategic and subtle moves, the architecture becomes the backdrop for people, creativity and celebration.

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