PMC Building Commercial building for the southern California desert.
Steel Screen Rendering A Corten steel screen helps shade the south-facing building as well as tie the existing building to it's addition. We always include renderings into our document sets to clearly communicate the design to others.
Exploded Axon This exploded axon shows how the building works internally as well as how the roof deck is integrated into the second floor offices and meeting areas. Being a 100% BIM (Building Information Modeling) office, all of our projects are fully-coordinated 3D models such as this, reducing errors and increasing communication.
Meeting Room from the Stairs View from the stairs through the meeting room and doors to the second story roof deck. Wood wraps from the floor to the ceiling, running up one wall, for a very modern yet warm feeling.
Conference Room and Meeting Table The first floor conference room with custom meeting table and hanging light fixtures. The table base design incorporates large stainless steel pipe taken from the PMC scrapyard.
Concrete Reception Desk The entry reception desk, a concrete form that blends seamlessly into the floor.
Office Sun Study A study of a typical office in the midday shows how the strong desert light is cut back and softened. These studies are done on all projects, using the latest in analysis software, so that we know our designs really work.
Pipe Scrap Conference Table Geothermal power places high demands upon the process plants. Our client routinely works with high-grade stainless steel pipe to hold the incredible pressures and heat. Wanting to show that off, as well as make use of their ample scrap pile, we designed the conference table to use large stainless pipe elbows. Cut at odd angles and polished, they create abstracted beautiful forms.
Steel Screen Exterior A Cor-ten Steel screen helps mitigate the brutal southern desert sun while adding interesting shadowplay to the front of the building.
Shaded Deck The walls from the top two main offices and meeting room open onto the upper shaded deck.