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Artis Ventures

At Artis Ventures the dimensions of the space—2500 square feet—mandated a design that merged all the functions of a professional environment—work, play, daily living—into a hybrid of office and apartment. Because of how closely the various spaces adjoin each other, the blur of uses here is blurrier than usual. Every space in the design evokes a version of “home.”

At Artis Ventures the dimensions of the space—2500 square feet—mandated a design that merged all the functions of a professional environment—work, play, daily living—into a hybrid of office and apartment. Because of how closely the various spaces adjoin each other, the blur of uses here is blurrier than usual. Every space in the design evokes a version of “home.”

  • City San Francisco, CA

  • Year 2014

  • Size 2,500 sq ft

  • Team Denise Cherry, Clem Soga, Neil Bartley, Elizabeth Guerrero, Sarah Dziuba, Emily Brooks, Alfred Socias

  • Photographer Jasper Sanidad

Can I Get You a Drink?

Instead of a reception desk, for example, Artis Ventures offers its guests a wood-paneled salon with bar and library. Instead of a break room, a studio kitchen serves as central gathering place. Even the art on the walls suggests a private collection.

And a Silent Partner…the City

Or not so silent. The intersection of Market, Taylor and Sixth Street is at the heart of an area targeted by San Francisco’s Planning Department for revitalization and beautification—The Better Market Street Project. Artis Ventures’ floor-to-ceiling windows transfer the urban energy of this neighborhood into the infrastructure of the company.

At Home on the Job

Throughout Artis Ventures the emphasis is on translating work spaces into living spaces from which work can be done: a large comfortable sofa and adjoining window, a TV lounge with suede-lined wall seating, a salon drawn and built on an intimate scale. The result is O+A’s clearest demonstration yet that work and leisure spaces are merging.

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