Nik Karalis of Woods Bagot explains how the architecture firm converted three floors of the iconic 1960s IBM Building by Vladimir Ossipoff into a sales suite for the new Ward Village residential development in Hawaii.
Woods Bagot renovated several levels of the IBM Building by American architect Vladimir Ossipoff in Honolulu, Hawaii. These were transformed into a property sales centre for a huge new waterfront development called Ward Village.
The project won the Display category at Inside Festival 2015.
“It is a display suite for a residential masterplan in Honolulu,” Karalis explains in this movie, which Dezeen filmed for Inside Festival in Singapore.
“We have converted a 1960s Vladimir Ossipoff Modernist masterpiece into a condominium sales centre for a development of 22 towers and 6,000 apartments.”
Due to the difficulty and expense in transporting heavy items to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Woods Bagot used local materials where possible.
The firm chose finishes that complemented the striking concrete brise soleil wrapping the outside of Ossipoff’s original building.
The form of the brise soleil is also referenced throughout the project, alongside traditional Hawaiian motifs on the floors and walls both inside and outside the building.
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