Pendulum has always been about movement. We firmly believe “design is change”, so we are passionately looking to perfect the things we do well and improve upon areas we’ve fallen short. We are constantly reinventing ourselves in search of the faster, stronger, smarter “us”.
Today we’ve launched a new section of our website dedicated to tracking the daily growth of our crew. As designers, architects, and craftsman we tend to hide “the process” while exposing only the finished product. In my opinion “the process” is where the really good stuff lives…so let’s celebrate the good stuff!
Click this link to check us out: The Pendulum Lifestyle
Today’s featured project is 1512 Holmes Street located in the East Crossroads District of Kansas City, MO. This adaptive reuse of a former transmission repair shop serves as the midwest headquarters of Pendulum.
This 5,000 SF interior accurately reflects the personality and interests of its owners who are automotive enthusiasts. There are subtle hints of the relationship between the building’s past use and its present inspiration throughout. The overall aesthetic of the interior revolves around a balance of raw materials with a consistent notion of refined edges.
Wall Mural By Dale Frommelt – Egg Design
Conference Room During Regular Hours
Conference Room Transformation
Finding innovative ways to customize elements within the design for multi-purpose and flexibility was a key component of the design challenge. Therefore the first-floor conference room table transforms into a billiards table that accommodates formal and informal hospitality. The second-floor east lounge acts as an informal living room and presentation space, while the second-floor west lounge is reserved for formal entertainment and board meetings with a restored 1920’s Koken barber chair as the centerpiece.
2nd Floor East Lounge
2nd Floor West Lounge
The preconceived notion of how a work environment is supposed to look, feel, and function is challenged by our space. Some believe that a business is supposed to be serious and efficient. In this case we are a bit more eclectic, the ultimate compliment is when people see the space and ask what we actually do for a living. “Is this an office, a bar, a billiards hall, an automotive shop, a speakeasy…do you get any work done?” The answer is yes to all of the above…this space represents a lifestyle that fosters creativity in contrast to a “bin for stacking people”.
1512 Holmes Street was the recipient of the 2017 IIDA Kansas City Mid America Design Awards (MADA) Silver Award for Renovation & Restoration.
Shout out to Adri Guyer Photography on the snaps!
Today’s featured project is the Beacon Hill Homes located in Kansas City, MO. The traditional front porch concept was raised to the second floor which maximizes views from the kitchen and open living area toward the downtown skyline. Each home consists of three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, half basement, and attached two car garage.
Kitchen Interior View
Pendulum also designed the “Distend Home”, a single story prototype for the Make It Right Foundation that was scheduled to be built in the Mannheim Neighborhood in Kansas City, MO.
“Distend Home” Rendering
“Distend Home” Floor Plan
Remember that time Pendulum won the “Haute Couture” Award at IIDA Kansas City’s 2014 Color + Couture Runway Competition…
Pendulum’s John Iiams in his runway gear…they wouldn’t let us roll the motorcycle down the runway, even though we tried.
Today’s featured project is The Guild/RW2 Studios located in Crossroads District of Kansas City, MO. This 12,000 SF event space and production studio is one of the early pioneers that helped define what makes the “Creative Crossroads” so cool.
Thank you to Judy Rush of RealFake, Lyndon & Lindsey Wade…the dynamic duo that make up the world renowned Wade Brothers for your vision and fearlessness. Shout out to Dale Frommelt of Egg Design for your collaboration on the project…one of the most versatile and talented people we know – honored to call you family.
The Guild/RW2 Studios was the recipient of a 2013 National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Design Excellence Citation.
Original Production Studio Condition
Event Space Work In Progress
Production Studio Completed
Event Space Hospitality
The Big Idea…Lindsey Wade Was Right
IIDA Kansas City hosted their largest event of the year, Color + Couture 2014 where models walk the runway wearing fashions made from carpet, tile, wall coverings, and other interior materials created by local architecture and interior design firms. Pendulum and Museo were teamed together to design a look using BuzziSpace Felt Fabric. This video provides a behind the scenes look at our night backstage and on the runway.
IIDA Kansas City – Thanks for organizing such a wonderful event.
Museo + Trinh Trieu – Spectacular collaborators…we loved working with the BuzziSpace felt fabric
John Iiams – Watch the video…dude put it down
Lauren Cruz – Our resident compass
Timmy Trabon – Amazing video and editing…”rumble young man rumble”
Next Up: The Details Episode 03 – A day in the hood with the Wade Brothers
Pendulum in conjunction with Museo participated in IIDA’s “Color + Couture” this year where we were honored with the “Haute Couture” Award.
The official full length video will be released this Friday November 28th so stay tuned…in the meantime we thought we’d give you a quick 15 second snapshot of our night on the runway. Be sure to watch for our model “Mr. Iiams” rocking Pendulum’s signature motorcycle garb.
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