CLIENT:  Crooks & Castles   LOCATION : 455 Fairfax Blvd Los Angeles, CA   AREA:  5700 Sqft   COMPLETED:  AUG 2013   PROGRAM:  Retail / Corporate Headquarters   CONTRACTOR:  Knightbuilders, Inc. :  Steve Knight    IMAGES BY:  Mark Montiel   
       
     
 Placed in a district that was once swarmed with deli’s, beauty schools, antiques, and mom and pop stores; the midtown Fairfax district has become a gentrifying block of young men’s clothing and lifestyles emporium with the arrival of stores like Diamond Supply Co, The Hundreds and Supreme.  CROOKS & CASTLES  contacted us to help them transform an old thrift store in the area into an expansive storefront for their new retail and office space.
       
     
  In order to create a space that could function as both an office and retail we subdivided the space into 3 different zones. A very transparent seamless front retail zone that opened up to Fairfax Blvd, a private secured rear office zone with a private entry for employees and guests that houses sales, marketing and design, and finally an intermediate zone which contained both dressing rooms, storage and a recording studio.
       
     
  To create a more open feel between the retail space and the boulevard a portion of the front was pulled back to create a public lounge area, large enough so that even a car could drive into the store.
       
     
  In order to create a more refined modernist aesthetic all of the materials were peeled away, exposing the original finish of the concrete flooring, showing exposed wood ceilings and the brick walls with their original paint, and juxtaposed with custom built walnut casework.
       
     
  To incorporate the Crooks and Castles brand lifestyle, we created a custom living room setting with Rudolf Schindler inspired sofas and floor maps to invite guests to come and “hangout” with the Crooks and Castles family. 
       
     
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  CLIENT:  Crooks & Castles   LOCATION : 455 Fairfax Blvd Los Angeles, CA   AREA:  5700 Sqft   COMPLETED:  AUG 2013   PROGRAM:  Retail / Corporate Headquarters   CONTRACTOR:  Knightbuilders, Inc. :  Steve Knight    IMAGES BY:  Mark Montiel   
       
     

CLIENT: Crooks & Castles

LOCATION: 455 Fairfax Blvd Los Angeles, CA

AREA: 5700 Sqft

COMPLETED: AUG 2013

PROGRAM: Retail / Corporate Headquarters

CONTRACTOR: Knightbuilders, Inc. : Steve Knight

IMAGES BY: Mark Montiel

 

 Placed in a district that was once swarmed with deli’s, beauty schools, antiques, and mom and pop stores; the midtown Fairfax district has become a gentrifying block of young men’s clothing and lifestyles emporium with the arrival of stores like Diamond Supply Co, The Hundreds and Supreme.  CROOKS & CASTLES  contacted us to help them transform an old thrift store in the area into an expansive storefront for their new retail and office space.
       
     

Placed in a district that was once swarmed with deli’s, beauty schools, antiques, and mom and pop stores; the midtown Fairfax district has become a gentrifying block of young men’s clothing and lifestyles emporium with the arrival of stores like Diamond Supply Co, The Hundreds and Supreme. CROOKS & CASTLES contacted us to help them transform an old thrift store in the area into an expansive storefront for their new retail and office space.

  In order to create a space that could function as both an office and retail we subdivided the space into 3 different zones. A very transparent seamless front retail zone that opened up to Fairfax Blvd, a private secured rear office zone with a private entry for employees and guests that houses sales, marketing and design, and finally an intermediate zone which contained both dressing rooms, storage and a recording studio.
       
     

In order to create a space that could function as both an office and retail we subdivided the space into 3 different zones. A very transparent seamless front retail zone that opened up to Fairfax Blvd, a private secured rear office zone with a private entry for employees and guests that houses sales, marketing and design, and finally an intermediate zone which contained both dressing rooms, storage and a recording studio.

  To create a more open feel between the retail space and the boulevard a portion of the front was pulled back to create a public lounge area, large enough so that even a car could drive into the store.
       
     

To create a more open feel between the retail space and the boulevard a portion of the front was pulled back to create a public lounge area, large enough so that even a car could drive into the store.

  In order to create a more refined modernist aesthetic all of the materials were peeled away, exposing the original finish of the concrete flooring, showing exposed wood ceilings and the brick walls with their original paint, and juxtaposed with custom built walnut casework.
       
     

In order to create a more refined modernist aesthetic all of the materials were peeled away, exposing the original finish of the concrete flooring, showing exposed wood ceilings and the brick walls with their original paint, and juxtaposed with custom built walnut casework.

  To incorporate the Crooks and Castles brand lifestyle, we created a custom living room setting with Rudolf Schindler inspired sofas and floor maps to invite guests to come and “hangout” with the Crooks and Castles family. 
       
     

To incorporate the Crooks and Castles brand lifestyle, we created a custom living room setting with Rudolf Schindler inspired sofas and floor maps to invite guests to come and “hangout” with the Crooks and Castles family. 

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