Project DescriptionSilver Space was conceived as a creative center combining space for architecture, graphic design, photography and music production. The core of the 5000 square foot single story building is an architectural office which is comprised of an open work studio and a private office for the firm’s principal.
The site strategy for the project involved bridging between a large commercial condominium project on the east property line and a residential duplex on the west. The massing of the building is a one story structure with a minimum height of 20’ to mediate between the three story commercial building and the smaller scaled residential buildings.
Approximately one-third of the building is devoted to the Silver Space recording facility. This is a hybrid analog / digital tracking and mix space which was designed by the architect & an acoustic / studio design consultant. The studio is very unusual as the custom console boasts hand wired tube microphone preamps which are then fed into a high end analog to digital converter. The studio also has a wide array of custom tube guitar and bass amplifiers, also designed by the architect. The main tracking space also doubles as a performance space for video & still photography.
The third section of the building is devoted to smaller “executive” offices with a shared conference room and lobby. These offices are designed for small start-up companies, professionals, and artists that seek a commercial space with shared amenities for larger presentations / meetings.
The building features a rotating art collection including original works by: Richard Serra, Tara Donovan, Robert Mangold, William Eggleston, Stephen Shore, Gregory Crewdson, Richard Misrach and Vivian Maier.