It’s been the backdrop for movies including Blade Runner and The Artist, but iconic Los Angeles landmark The Bradbury Building is now taking on a new role as a private members club.
NeueHouse tapped Toronto practice DesignAgency to craft the interiors of the 25,000 sq ft NeueHouse Bradbury, which occupies the entire second floor of the landmarked structure, built for gold-mining millionaire Lewis L Bradbury in 1893.
Junior draftsman George Wyman constructed the Romanesque-style building to plans by architect Sumner Hunt, and its subdued brick and terracotta facade conceals one of the most exceptional interiors in Los Angeles. This atrium is fitted with cast-iron filigree balustrades, glazed pink and yellow bricks, Italian marble, Mexican tiles and ornate decorative terracotta – all capped by a historic glass skylight.
To complement these period details, DesignAgency adopted a ‘less is more’ approach to the new elevated coworking space, complementing the Bradbury’s Victorian flourishes. Its 11 ft high oak framed windows, brick fireplaces and exposed ceiling joists are coupled with a calming, pastel colour palette and Versailles parquet floor.
DesignAgency has created four lounge areas around the atrium. The second-floor mezzanine can be used for breakout meetings and hang out spots, as well as special events and lectures, while a cafe offers space to socialise and recharge. Linen drapery, plump curvilinear furniture and a pale marble barter set the tone, while ruby-hued stools inject a burst of colour.
NeueHouse Bradbury has a mix of private and shared workspaces – each outfitted with original fireplaces, plants and exposed brick. Take a look around.