Three things to know about Art Square
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 (5:17 p.m.)
If you’ve been to the intersection of 1st and Boulder in the Arts District lately, you might have noticed a great example of adaptive reuse by Brett Wesley Design Group, which turned an old empty warehouse and neighboring automotive repair shop into multipurpose professional creative space.
1. The interior of the old Lady Luck Laundry building was gutted to create sophisticated work spaces with floor-to-ceiling interior windows that look out onto a wide hallway, creating a connected and open environment. Skylights in the partially exposed barrel roof offer natural lighting.
2. The run-down alley between the two industrial buildings has been turned into a landscaped garden with stone paths and raised plant beds. Lamp posts illuminate the quaint courtyard, which connects the buildings and will include art.
3. Art Square is already home to Artifice and Cockroach Theatre (resident company of the 80-seat Art Square Theatre), and the sophisticated rehab will bring in a gallery, hair salon and Mingo restaurant.