Los Angeles church remodeled into The Ruby Avenue co-working and occasion area


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Stained glass home windows characteristic alongside modern furnishings on this multipurpose area in Los Angeles designed by Francesca de la Fuente and Working Vacation Studio.

Ruby Street by Francesca de la Fuente and Working Holiday StudioRuby Street by Francesca de la Fuente and Working Holiday Studio

The Ruby Avenue venue occupies an Arts and Crafts-style constructing that was constructed within the late 19th century in LA’s Highland Park neighbourhood. The constructing has a storied previous, having served as a civil rights assembly place and the house of a progressive church.

The property was bought by inventive couple Lourdes Hernandez and Zach Leigh, who got down to rework the previous church right into a venue for co-working and occasions comparable to dinner events, performances, photoshoots and weddings.

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“Each musicians, Zack and Lourdes dreamt of proudly owning an area the place their fellow native creatives may come collectively to rejoice love, artwork and LA,” the crew mentioned.

The couple turned to inside designer Francesca de la Fuente and Working Vacation Studio – each based mostly in LA – to clean up the area. Additionally they collaborated with graphic designer Daniel Barreto.

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Roughly rectangular in plan, the constructing is one storey plus a basement and totals four,000 sq. toes (372 sq. metres). The inside consists of two giant, open rooms – known as the Reception Corridor and Worship Corridor – and two small areas dubbed The Gallery and The Suite.

The venue additionally gives four,000 sq. toes of out of doors area.

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Whereas updating the constructing for modern wants, the crew sought to protect unique options comparable to exterior particulars and stained glass home windows.

“The constructing’s unique home windows and craftsman facade have been rigorously preserved, together with the church’s open-plan structure,” the crew mentioned.

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New oak flooring and skylights have been added, and the inside color palette was up to date. To furnish the area, the crew partnered with a variety of manufacturers, together with BluDot, One other Human, Menu and Bend Items. A lot of the items can be found on the market via the Ruby Avenue web site.

“The crew has partnered with manufacturers and creators from Los Angeles and Europe whose work combines perform with sculptural and inventive design,” the crew mentioned.

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The Reception Corridor is fitted with lengthy, customized picket tables and sage- and rose-coloured chairs from Article. Suspended overhead are pendants by Ferm Residing.

Simply off the corridor is a vestibule with a classic, refinished sideboard and a big mirror surrounded by lush vegetation. The vertical planting system is from the Missouri firm WallyGro.

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Within the Worship Corridor, the crew created a number of seating areas. One holds a curved, classic couch with orange upholstery and leather-based armchairs from Croft Home. Hanging on the partitions are lighting fixtures, mirrors and macrame.

One other seating space is adorned with a velvet inexperienced couch from City Outfitters, pink chairs from Hightower, and a wood-and-tile espresso desk by designer Nima Abili. Affixed to the wall is a lighting fixture from CB2, and stretching underfoot is a grey-and-cream rug with a geometrical sample.

Ruby Street by Francesca de la Fuente and Working Holiday StudioRuby Street by Francesca de la Fuente and Working Holiday Studio

One of many smaller rooms has a tan sofa, pouffes and a BluDot mild fixture made from rattan and metal wire. On the wall is an summary mural by the native artist Dakota Solt of Type + Colour.

The crew additionally redesigned the out of doors areas by integrating seating into a large staircase that steps right down to a garden, the place the house owners plan to host movie screenings and communal meals.

Ruby Street by Francesca de la Fuente and Working Holiday StudioRuby Street by Francesca de la Fuente and Working Holiday Studio

Los Angeles has seen the conversion of historic buildings into modern work and occasion areas. Within the downtown district, an early 1900s warehouse was transformed into an outpost for Soho Home, and a ground inside the 1890s Bradbury Constructing is the newest location for NeueHouse.

Within the metropolis’s Playa Vista district, ZGF Architects has remodeled an aeroplane hangar right into a Google workplace that options open workspaces, elevated walkways and uncovered timber beams.

Pictures is by Cándida Wohlgemuth.

Challenge credit:

Design crew: Lourdes Hernandez, Zach Leigh, Francesca de la Fuente and Working Vacation Studio
Choose companion manufacturers: One other Human, Argot Studio, Bend Items, BluDot, Croft Home, Entler, Hightower, Menu, Most Modest, Nima Abili, Owl
Visible id: Daniel Barreto

 


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