Redpoint Ventures, South Park, San Francisco CA, completed 2016
photos: Bruce Damonte unless otherwise noted
Redpoint Ventures came to IwamotoScott with the aim of establishing a new urban presence in San Francisco's renowned South Park area for their highly regarded Silicon Valley based venture capital firm. Our design is tailored to meet this aim, creating a bespoke new workplace and event space for them within a 4,200sf raw brick and timber ground floor space fronting South Park in San Francisco. The program includes open work and lounge space, a kitchen/pantry, and glass fronted meeting rooms.
Four main design elements anchor the new space and act as a complimentary set of custom fabricated components in dialogue with each other – these include: a 35 foot long cantilevered Douglas Fir communal work desk; a freestanding work bar in front of an existing brick arch; a built-in tufted felt sofa lounge; and a ceiling installation over the work desk made from climbing rope in a form interpreted as an abstracted mountain range (Redpoint's name refers to a mountain climbing approach involving free-climbing without a predetermined route).
photos above: IwamotoScott