Vail Systems

Vail Systems

Architect
Eastlake Studio
Location
Chicago, United States | View Map
Project Year
2015
Category
Offices
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ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersTeknion
LaminatesFormica Group
ManufacturersPhilips Lighting Signify
Acoustical CeilingsArmstrong Ceiling Solutions
ManufacturersCascade Architectural
LaminatesARPA INDUSTRIALE S.p.A.

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Vail Systems

Eastlake Studio as Architects

Looking to connect its future to the past, Vail Systems, a communications software developer, found a perfect home in the former Chicago Daily News pressroom. The once industrial space has been transformed into a collaborative environment that inspires innovation. Unique structural elements organize functional requirements. Staff is located in large reconfigurable areas, while meeting spaces are organized under mezzanines and catwalks. The central focus is a meeting room under a mezzanine that is encased in charred wood planks and tinted glass with black frames, providing strong contrast to the white space. Limited daylight presents a challenge, but bright and reflective materials are introduced so the space is not solely dependent upon artificial light. Ambient reflections from the high gloss concrete floor enliven the space. Red metal coil drapery cascading down from the 20’ high ceilings defines lounge areas without restricting natural light or creating visual disruption. Warm furniture finishes provide an element of contrast against a neutral industrial finish palette. While focused on supporting Vail’s future success, the design employs rich historical elements with meeting areas named in honor of communication pioneers. Photos of the old pressroom are also layered onto glazed partitions providing privacy while retaining lightness. Vail's new office embraces history while supporting its dreams.


RESILIENT TILE FLOORING ARMSTRONG


TILE CARPET MOHAWK: RIOT


LAMINATES FORMICA ARPA


CABINETRY HARDWARE DOUG MOCKETT


FABRIC CUSHION PANELS HBF TEXTILES: HIGH RISE HBF TEXTILES: FAUX REAL


CONCRETE COUNTER TOP SADLER STONE


ALUMINIUM FRAME WILSON PARTITIONS


SLIDING GLASS DOORS CR LAURENCE DORMA


GLASS ENTRANCE CR LAURENCE


DOOR HARDWARE SCHLAGE DOUG MOCKETT ROCKWOOD LCN GLYNN HAGER RIXON DORMA


GLAZING ARCHETYPE SOLUTIONS MCGRORY GLASS


ACOUSTICAL PANEL CEILINGS CHICAGO METALLIC USG ARMSTRONG


WALL BASE JOHNSONITE


WALLCOVERING KNOLL WALLCOVERING


PAINT SHERWIN WILLIAMS BENJAMIN MOORE


RESIDENTIAL APPLIANCES MAYTAG ULINE BOSCH INTERPURE


LIGHTING PLUMEN YLIGHTING PHILIPS LIGHTOLIER DIESEL LIGMAN LIGHTING AXIS LIGHTING PHILIPS LEDALITE DWR ALKCO LUMINII LEVITON


WINDOW SHADES MECHO SYSTEM SLIMELINE


DRAPERY CASADE COIL DRAPERY CARNEGIE TEXTILES FILZFELT


PLUMBING FIXTURES MOEN ELKAY EVERPURE TOTO WALL HUNG KOHLER BRADLEY BOBRICK DORNBRACHT


CEILING GRID- CHICAGO METALLIC ROCKFON


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