Projects

Atomic Fiction

From the earliest days of the Hollywood studios, the business of creating stories on film has been a mixture of glamour and grit. Our vision for Atomic Fiction’s Montreal office embraces both traditions. We believe this space is an example of the layered imagery and infrastructure of meaning that goes into every CGI shot. Our concept for the communal areas at the front of the office—the screening rooms and sweatbox spaces, the town hall and focus rooms—is a common front of mid-century modern. This is studio chic—the dream that drew creative people to the industry from all over the world—and drove movie fans into theaters by the millions. Behind the dream, however, was always the tough, practical work of building imaginary worlds. Our design pays tribute to that reality by giving the personal work stations the textures and spirit of a backstage workshop. Those two stories combined—the magic and the hard work of pulling it off—overlap here to create a true picture of how 21st-century moviemaking carries forward the legacy of its Hollywood past.
From the earliest days of the Hollywood studios, the business of creating stories on film has been a mixture of glamour and grit. Our vision for Atomic Fiction’s Montreal office embraces both traditions. We believe this space is an example of the layered imagery and infrastructure of meaning that goes into every CGI shot. Our concept for the communal areas at the front of the office—the screening rooms and sweatbox spaces, the town hall and focus rooms—is a common front of mid-century modern. This is studio chic—the dream that drew creative people to the industry from all over the world—and drove movie fans into theaters by the millions. Behind the dream, however, was always the tough, practical work of building imaginary worlds. Our design pays tribute to that reality by giving the personal work stations the textures and spirit of a backstage workshop. Those two stories combined—the magic and the hard work of pulling it off—overlap here to create a true picture of how 21st-century moviemaking carries forward the legacy of its Hollywood past.
  • City Montreal, QC

  • Year 2017

  • Size 15,000 sq ft

  • Team Perry Stephney, Dani Gelfand, Mindi Weichman, Erin Mallon

  • Photographer David Boyer

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