The NEXT Architecture and Design firm in Los Angeles, California is designed around the creative process of architectural icon, Frank Lloyd Wright, in order to inspire the designers of the future. Modular furniture, abstracted geometric patterns, and an open plan nod to Wright’s design principles and support a collaborative office culture.
Studies of Froebel Blocks and Wright’s design process informs a modular, flexible design where architects and designers can “play” with their environment and arrange it to their needs. Parti diagrams depict an underlying grid with a strong central axis.
Pin up spaces can be experienced from both the first floor and mezzanine level. Magnetic slat walls allow presentations to be changed and rearranged, and whiteboard walls and cork provide quick brainstorming surfaces. Modular furniture also provides flexibility in meeting size and arrangement.
Frank Lloyd Wright often looked to nature for inspiration in his design process. Analgous colors, green and yellow, brighten up the predominantly concrete interior. Abstracted nature is represented through patterns in finish materials.