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La Jolla Family Office

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  Interior Design

Inspired by the idea to create an office that would function as an art gallery, SD Design Studio adapted this space into a hybrid architecture of industrial and modern styles. Located in La Jolla, California, this office is nestled in a building from the 1960s with exceptional all-oriented views of the Pacific Ocean. The aim was to design an atmosphere of creative freedom and spatial flexibility.

The architectural program unfolds from a transitional space that through intended materials, offers a sense of discovery where the eye is conditioned to observe a vast collection of art; photographs, paintings, and furniture. The space is complimented by a highly curated collection of artist’s works, such as Fernanda Gomes, Gabriel Orozco, Pierro Lissoni, Herman Miller, and Naoto Fukazawa exuding a timeless classic taste perfectly suited for this project. This space plays home to a series of areas, such as an open kitchen, workstations, a conference room, private offices, and a private lounge. For this purpose, transparent views are prioritized with the use of glass to achieve an open space in which everything is in visual contact and views are capitalized.

The carefully curated materials were selected to play a fundamental role in the overall design. The use of wood, stone, and white walls, in addition to preserving and showcasing the original structural elements, such as columns and beams, are used in combination with one another giving an elegant and monochromatic style. Lightning fixtures were not only meticulously picked to compliment the space, but also to highlight and enhance the art collection it displays. This project focuses on creating a common string to achieve a relationship between art and the creative-formal process that an office requires.

Project Team

Architecture & Interior Design: SD Design Studio in Collaboration with Rush CS

Lighting Design: Elluminet (Midory Esquer, Assoc. IALD)

MEP: ELEN Consulting

Photo Credits: Samantha Goh Photography

La Jolla

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  1. Esperanza Daniel

    Beautiful design and architecture!

  2. Monique

    “Wow, I am absolutely blown away by the innovative and contemporary designs showcased by SD Design Studio! Their commitment to modern style in both residential and commercial projects is truly impressive. The attention to detail and the seamless blend of functionality and aesthetics in their work is a testament to their expertise in architecture and design.

    From their residential projects, it’s evident that they understand the importance of creating spaces that not only reflect the client’s vision but also cater to the practical needs of everyday living. The incorporation of clean lines, open spaces, and natural light in their designs creates an inviting and comfortable atmosphere.

    Equally commendable is their approach to commercial design and development. They have managed to transform traditional spaces into dynamic, modern environments that encourage productivity and creativity. Their ability to balance the needs of businesses while infusing a sense of style and sophistication is truly remarkable.

    SD Design Studio has undoubtedly set a new standard in the architecture and design industry, and their work is a true inspiration for anyone looking to elevate their living or workspace. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking a modern, stylish, and functional design for their residential or commercial projects. Kudos to the team for their outstanding work!”

  3. Aliza Ostrosky

    This space is beautiful the design is impressive and truly feels like an art gallery. Talented team behind SD Design Studio and a pleasure to work with.

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  5. Sarita Feldman

    This office is an absolute amazing space to work. Being on the inside and the outside at the same time makes the office peaceful and warm.
    Incredible details in every corner.

  6. Ivonne Romano

    its beautiful de idea

  7. Karine

    Beautiful place to work in, the architect really got the idea of being at peace and at ease to be able to work stress free

  8. Midory

    The project was super fun to work on!!! The design team at SDDS and Rush are so creative and very attentive to detail. Incorporating the lighting and all of the other disciplines in a minimal manor was challenging in a positive way. We wanted everything to disappear to avoid taking away from the architectural fenestration. It came together so well!

  9. Daniel Feldman

    Beautiful design, peaceful ambience, and the focus to detail is second to none!


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