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issue 42 - February/March 2018
CURVE magazine cover February/March 2018
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Tech, Design and History

Designed by Dubbeldam Architecture + Design Slack's new Toronto office embraces the past while celebrating the future. Full of clever references to the building's history and to the company's logo and services, this is a modern office space with plenty to offer. Slack is a San Francisco based startup offering a revolutionary team communication app for business. After just a handful of years, the company had already opened offices around the globe including Vancouver, New York, Melbourne, London, and Dublin.

For their Toronto location Slack sought to create an imaginative space that reflected their company culture and its relationship with craft and technology. Set in a former knitting and textile factory in the heart of downtown Toronto, three floors within the interior of this mid rise brick and beam building were redesigned to meet all the needs of a twenty first century tech company, inspired both by the building's heritage and the company's work culture.

The project team from Dubbeldam Architecture + Design drew from a 'threads of communication' concept using linear geometries throughout the space, such as continuous angular light fixtures and colored networking cables running through the length of the office on the ceiling and walls.

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