A Private Investment Firm & Family Office
Friday 14 Mar 2014


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A Private Investment Firm & Family Office is a Los Angeles-based firm with global business and investment interests. The company name is a portmanteau of the two principal owners, using the first portions of each of their names. Located in a prestigious building in Beverly Hills, the offices are designed to reflect both the character of the Owners as well as provide a quiet, efficient workplace. The Owners' love for minimalist architecture drove the design to be built around a minimal colour palette straight-grained woods, fritted glass and white drywall; simple yet sophisticated detailing; and a very straightforward plan.

The design of the space is organised around a central ‘living room' space wrapped by a fritted glass box. Bookshelves, furnishings, and all other elements ‘float' inside this glass box. The base building structure inside the box was stripped to raw steel and painted with a fireproof paint in a soft lavender colour - the only ‘real' colour in the space other than the art. The box is held top and bottom by a soft grey carpet and a wood ceiling that extends through the space connecting all the areas visually.

The Principals' offices are organised at the smaller end off of the Living Room and support staff offices occupy the opposite wing. There is a circulation spine that connects these areas, feeding into the collaborative activity space of the Living Room. Other services such as reception, boardroom, a pantry/lunchroom, and visitor's offices are organised around the sides of the Living Room.

Rottet Studio LLC


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