Douglas fir steps with amphitheater seating ascend from the entry to the cafeteria. Photography by Connie Zhou.
Google and ZGF Architects had already worked together on six projects, but this would be the largest effort that either had ever undertaken in the realm of adaptive reuse. “The outcome was unknown when we embarked on the project,” Google project executive R.G. Kahoe says. “But we knew we could do something amazing, a moon-shot idea, as well as being the correct stewards for the building.”
Source: Google’s New LA Office Takes Flight Thanks to Hangar Transformation by ZGF Architects
The hangar that used to house the Spruce Goose (Photo by Mike Hume via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
The hangar is massive, with an area of 319,000-square-feet. It had to be huge because The Spruce Goose had eight propeller engines and a wingspan longer than a football field, according to The History Channel. Google is expected to use the hangar as an expansion of its L.A. offices. There is no word about a move-in date, or what the company will do with the adjacent land it purchased in 2014.
Source: Google Is Moving Into The Spruce Goose’s Massive Hangar: LAist
The Ratkovich Company converted formerly derelict Hughes Aircraft buildings into enviable creative office space for 72andSunny (pre-renovation photos courtesy of the L.A. Conservancy Archives; post-renovation photos courtesy of 72andSunny Los Angeles) Photo credit: Laura Heffington
The Los Angeles Conservancy’s 90-minute “From Hughes to Hercules” tours offer rare access to the massive wooden hangar where the reclusive business tycoon built his Spruce Goose (aka the H-4 Hercules), the former aviation warehouse that is now YouTube Space L.A. and two former administrative buildings that now house the digital advertising firm 72andSunny.
via The Rise of Hercules | The Argonaut Newspaper.
Buildings – The former airport hangars are being deconstructed instead of demolished. Through the deconstruction process, a building is slowly dismantled to allow the building materials to be sorted for recycling, reuse or waste management.
via Journal Of Commerce – Edmonton project will utilize demolition debris for new projects.