Delarive Headquarters

PrizeHonorable Mention in Interior Design / Workplaces
Firm LocationSanta Monica, United States
CompanyMontalba Architects
Lead ArchitectDavid Montalba, FAIA

Situated on the ground level of an existing office building, the concept for the company’s new headquarters is a ‘building within a building’. Based on a series of coalescing programmatic boxes, the enclosed offices, meeting rooms, and yoga / gym area join to form the boundaries of communal space and open offices. These boundaries are softened and blurred with the use of materials. The raw materiality of the building’s core structure is left exposed in order to contrast it with lush, abundant natural landscape and a continuous wood floor is layered on top to delineate a fluid movement.