A classic case of peeling back existing architecture to reveal the building beneath, the Phire Branding renovation involved a great deal of addition by subtraction. For the new owner, we transformed a run-of-the-mill office complex, with drop ceilings and cramped hallways, into an open plan with exposed tin ceilings. To create even more space, we claimed part of the rear garage as office space, and inserted a skylight to pull light into the rear of the building. Copper awnings on the front facade were removed and brought indoors as an accent piece.
This project completed by OX Studio. Principal architect: Aaron Vermeulen
Winner of AIA Huron Valley Low-Budget Project