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Adaptive Reuse of 19th Century Building into a Dynamic Modern Office

Finding new function for old and weary spaces in need of an urgent upgrade is a task that demands a careful consideration of existing constraints and creativity that lets you work past those limitations. Sitting atop a 19th Century building near the Flatiron Building in New York, this ingenious and striking office was designed by GRT Architects to accommodate a budding UX design firm without completely ignoring the unique past of the structure. The 950-square-foot office with ‘sawtooth ceiling’ and skylight is filled with ample natural light and houses a working kitchen, multi-functional workspaces and a nap room that also doubles as a client meeting area.

Objective Subject Offices in New York
Objective Subject Offices in New York

Exposed brick walls have been painted white, black and give a pastel sheen in the three different rooms of the house, giving each room its own distinct identity and visual appeal. The dark and dashing meeting room in blue-black steals the show with its sheer dramatic brilliance while the pastel pink walls at the reception and the white of the kitchen present a cool contrast. Walking into each room of the office offers a different visual experience with modern finishes next to the imposing skylights and brick walls ushering in textural contrast.

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Exposed brick walls and skylights shape a unique office space
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Working kitchen filled with ample natural light
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Working kitchen is both breezy and functional
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Stylish and small nook for the trendy bar
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Smart lighting and sloped ceiling give the office a gorgeous look

Despite the limited space on offer, a monochromatic color scheme in each room, minimal contemporary décor and exceptional design solutions ensure that the Objective Subject Offices stand out from the crowd while combining efficiency with inimitable aesthetics. [Photography: Nicole Franzen]

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Dark interior of the office is lit up by ample natural light
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Kitchen workstation with white cabinets above
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Small sink in the corner is a smart space-saver
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Walls draped in pastel pink create an inimitable office
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Floor plan of Objective Subject Offices

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