A turn-of-the-century stable building is adapted for reuse into modern film production offices, conference rooms, and workspaces. The two-story, 8,400-square-foot building is imposed with a long "ribbon" made of MDF and gypsum board that is matte white on one side and orange-peeled fluorescent green on the other. The ribbon moves and folds through space,becoming the facility’s floors, walls, and ceilings, sometimes all three. Where the ribbon folds it creates the offices, studios, and two conference rooms. One fold encloses an epoxied black area containing restrooms, exit stairways, a photocopying room, and an editing suite. Remaining areas are divided by clear and frosted glass so that individual rooms exist as part of a unified whole inserted into the textured space of the old stables.
The insertion is a purposely foreign element inside the natural, earthy materials of the original building. The refined, smooth, and highly reflective textures of the new interior directly oppose the roughness of the existing raw stone and wood. The spaces are lit by neutral fluorescent lamps accentuating the bright colors chosen for the ribbon.
Gilles Saucier, Thomas Balaban, Anna Bendix
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