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UPDATE: The Vault

UPDATE: The Vault When we left off on the bank vault, it was a small, unlit cement room that we didn’t know what to do with. We brainstormed practical uses, like a storage closet, but couldn’t let the cool vault...

Lemonade in the Breakroom

As Beyoncé once did, when life gives you lemons, you make Lemonade. We’re clearly not Beyoncé, and this blog post will pale in comparison to that album, but we did make the best out of an otherwise bad situation. Being...

Warp Tour – Headquarters Just Installed Faceted Flooring

Next week we move into the new place! Which means our faceted flooring is being installed this week. You may remember us mentioning this from an earlier blog post, but we felt that this cool new flooring deserved a spotlight...

St Patrick’s Day Charrette! What can you do with green?

Happy St Patrick’s Day! We hope you are ready to don your green and raise your boot of local beer on high this Friday. We are definitely ready. But instead of just wearing green to work, we decided to try...

Tearing Down Walls

After we tore our ceiling down to discover an old growth pine ceiling, there was a line of brick at the top that dipped down behind the drywall. Without knowing the condition of the brick wall beyond, we tore an...

Shattering the Grid ceiling: What we found in our new office building

When I think of old, beautiful buildings, my mind tends to go to the ones clad with low reliefs sculptures, gothic spires, ones with marble inlays at the entrances, or to the well-preserved facades of some historic downtown buildings. What...

How We Redesigned Our Building’s Exterior with Just Paint

The following morning after we closed on the Endex Building, in winter coats, we walked down and stood across the street to look at our new place. The mood was charged with a quiet intensity that could be felt. Though...

We are Inventing a Room – What Should the Bank Vault be?

The Bank Vault You don’t have to have any house hunting experience to walk into a house and know what each room was intended to be. There are the obvious rooms like the kitchen, living room, which bedroom is the...

Why Varitone?

Searching for a company name was a truly agonizing process! There are the obviously choices, such as “Larson Architecture” or the age old architecture firm technique of using initials of the founders. Both of those options seemed overdone and boring—too...