The Orange Office in Venice, California, is immediately identifiable by its orange fiber grate exterior. The design came out of a response to the urban context by creating a building intended to become a landmark on Los Angeles’ most trafficked street, Lincoln Blvd.
The building is almost a prism – walls that angle to create a chamfer on one end, responding to the bend in the street and visible from blocks away. It is skinned in a translucent material allows in a soft diffused light while also diminishing traffic noise. The outer layer, a scrim of orange fiberglass grating reduces solar gain.