Woodsy Office

  • Season 1, Ep 3
  • 09/02/1998
  • Views: 15,137

An office in the forest embodies the design philosophy of hyper-minimalism. (3:52)

EXCUSE ME ?

WHY ARE YOU BARGING INTO MY OFFICE ?

I'M SORRY.

I'M LOOK FOR AN ARCHITECTURAL FIRM.

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AT THIS ADDRESS.

I HAVE AN INTERVIEW.

OH, YOU MUST BEMS. MICHAELS.

WELCOME, COME ON IN.

WELCOME TO HENLEY ARCHITECTURE.

HI, THERE.

HI.

HAVE A SEAT,CAN I GET YOU SOME COFFEE ?

YEAH, OKAY, THAT WILL BE GREAT.

SOME TEA, SOFT DRINK ?

COFFEE, COFFEE'S GREAT.

SOME WATER ?

COFFEE.

GREAT.WELL, HAVE A SEAT.

LET'S GET DOWN TO THIS INTERVIEW.

BEFORE WE GET DOWN TO THE INTERVIEW,

CAN I ASK WHY WE'RE MEETING IN THE WOODS ?

MS. MICHAELS,THE WOODS,

THIS IS NOT THE WOODS.

THIS BUILDING EMBODIES OURENTIRE ARCHITECTURAL PHILOSOPHY.

HERE AT HENLEY ARCHITECTURE, WE BELIEVE--

OW !

WHAT IS THAT PHILOSOPHY EXACTLY ?

HAVE A SEAT, MS. MICHAELS.

THERE'S NO CHAIR.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE NOTICED,BUT THERE'S NOT A SECOND CHAIR.

EXACTLY.

YOU SEE, HERE AT HENLEY ARCHITECTURE

WE LIKE TO INTEGRATE THESURROUNDINGS OF THE BUILDING

INTO THE BUILDING.

SEE, IT GIVES IT MOREOF A NATURAL FEEL.

OKAY, I'M FAMILIAR WITH SOME SIMILAR IDEAS.

PEOPLE LIKEFRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.

COWARDS.

EXCUSE ME ?

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR RESUME, MS. MICHAELS.

WE'LL SEE IF YOU'RE READY FOR OUR COMPANY.

YOU SURE YOU DON'TWANT ANY COFFEE ?

I'D LOVE SOME.

GREAT.

SO IS THERE A NAME FOR THIS KIND OF ARCHITECTURE ?

HYPERMINIMALISM.

HYPERMINIMALISM ?

YES, HAVE A SEAT.

THERE'S NO CHAIR.

UNFORTUNATELY BY LOOKINGAT YOUR RESUME, MS. MICHAELS,

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PUT THIS,

BUT YOU DON'T SEEM TO HAVE ANY

EXPERIENCE IN OURTYPE OF ARCHITECTURE.

WE DO PAY OUR EMPLOYEESA SIX FIGURE SALARY,SO WE EXPECT--

A SIX FIGURE SALARY ?

OH, YES.

OH, I SEE.

WELL IT'S TRUE THAT I DON'T HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE

IN HYPERMINIMALISM PER SAY,

BUT I AM INTRIGUED BY YOUR PHILOSOPHY

AND A REALLYQUICK LEARNER.

IN FACT, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER BEEN

IN A HYPERMINIMALIST BUILDING.

FAIR ENOUGH.

MAYBE I CAN GIVE YOU A TOUR OF THE BUILDING

AND THAT WILL GIVE YOUA BETTER IDEA.

WE'RE AGAINST THE IDEA OF WALLS.

WALLS ARE OPPRESSIVE.

YES, THEY ARE,RESTRICTIVE, YEAH.

THIS IS OUR EMPLOYEE CAFETERIA,SEATS FIVE HUNDRED.

OH, WOULD YOU LIKE SOME COFFEE ?

SURE.

GREAT.

GOOD MORNING, MR. ABERCROMBE.

THAT'S KIRKWOOD.

SHE JUST MADE THE COVER OF"ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST"

WITH HER HYPERMINIMALISTWORKOUT AREAS.

VERY IMPRESSIVE.

AS YOU CAN SEE, WE PUT THESEIN FOR THE HANDICAPPED.

AND DUE TO FIRE REGULATIONS,

WE WERE FORCED TO PUT THIS IN LAST MINUTE.

THAT'S WHY IT LOOKS SO AWKWARD.

I DISAGREE.

I DON'T THINK IT'S AN EYESORE,IT LOOKS VERY NICE.

THANK YOU, MS. MICHAELS,THAT WAS MY DESIGN.

WELL, KUDOSTO YOU.

IF WE WERE TO HIRE YOU,MS. MICHAELS,

THIS WOULD BE YOUR OFFICE.

THIS IS THE WESTWARD VIEWWE'RE SO PROUD OF.

OH, IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

THIS IS YOUR DESK.

THIS IS MY DESK ?

WELCOME TO THE FIRM, MS. MICHAELS.

I HAVE A GOOD FEELING ABOUT YOU.

WHO KNOWS, MAYBE ONE DAY

YOU'LL BE AWARDEDONE OF THESE.

WELL, I CERTAINLYHOPE SO, SIR.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING.

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