Friday, February 25, 2011

Tron-esque Chaparral Electric Warehouse

Are warehouses supposed to look this cool? Are warehouses in Albuquerque, New Mexico supposed to look this cool? (No offense, Albuquerque). We’re not sure how we’re only now seeing this sweet structure by Albuquerque firm Mullen Heller Architecture that was completed in 2008, but we’re sure glad our eyes have had a chance to glance at its sexy sleekness and hypnotizing glowy-ness.

From their website: “Located in Albuquerque’s historic Sawmill District on a nearly unbuildable lot, the new warehouse for Chaparral Electric met the owner’s goals of accommodating their storage needs while obliterating the conventional notion of warehouse design.”

“Canted white metal panels were suspended off the pre-engineered building structure for a modern sculptural fa├žade. Slots between the white panels create movement made even more dramatic by LED lighting. The “lantern” on the corner of the building, created by simple translucent panels, works with the LED pattern to reinforce the owner’s business – electrical lighting and contracting.” Yes please.Best of interior and architecture

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