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541 WEST 25TH STREET

The Main Office for the creative agency Box Studios/KiDS Creative is situated in the Landmarked Reynolds Wrap aluminum factory, a 100-year old building on Manhattan’s Westside on 25th Street.

This project is one of several collaborations with the client. Challenges for the project included the creation of an “open” and “clean” office space that was at odds with the necessary mechanical equipment and existing structure. To achieve a sensible design balance Paul A. Castrucci, Architects PLLC coordinated with multiple subcontractors and trades to meet the extremely rigorous aesthetic standards of the Client. In the end, the project achieved its objective: preservation of the building’s historic features and integration of systems necessary for daily operations. Though both features remain, they exist only as specters occupying the upper reaches of this open and minimal office space.

LOCATION: New York, NY

PROGRAM: Office

TOTAL AREA: 6,200 sf

CLIENT: Box Studios/KiDS Creative

PARTNERS: Guth-DeConzo Engineers, RDG Engineers

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