• Virgin Vinyl

    Franklin D. Israel design associates – Barbara Callas architects’ alchemic hand transmuted a mundane form of civic functionality into a cornucopia of starling space and color to serve as Virgin Records new US Corporate Base.  Stars of the exploding scene were greeted by architecture as modern as their music.  The entry canopy braced by rusted steel detailed in bolts and struts balance glazed, translucent sections, to soften the sun with a skeletal simplicity.   The interior of massive angled plaster walls and darkly burnished concrete floors which bounce light from open and discreet sources suggest a playful and visionary permanence akin to the future hits the A & R team discovered within this innervating labyrinth.