Voltabox, a German company makes large scale, high performance Li-ion batteries for vehicle based and stationary use; this is its first manufacturing office in Texas. The offices, which also act as a showroom, are designed as two wings with a manufacturing space attached. A brand-defining palette of red and black highlight the streamlined industrial aesthetic of the offices, which include both open plan and private offices, conference rooms, and a break room that overlooks the courtyard. Large double doors in the lobby allow for large displays – such as an electric car – to be brought inside while being visible to passing traffic, advertising the company’s products.
The sleek office wings clad in glass and, accented with shading metal screens butt against the solid box of manufacturing facility, which was designed to accommodate expansion in the second phase. The facility and warehouse’s gleaming white interiors and painted ductwork showcase the clean operations of battery production and provide a sales tool for visiting prospects.
A striking silver reception desk was sourced and shipped from a company that specializes in making furniture from old airplane parts. That, and the suspended industrial light pendants were both requests of the CEO who envisioned minimalist interiors. All details, from sinks and bathroom fixtures to break room counters and lobby displays reflect this clean, European-inspired design.
Location, Leander, Texas, 2019
Scope, Phase 1: 1-Story, 2-Wing Office Building & Production Area, 23,100 s.f.; Phase 2: Additional Office Wing & Production Space, 29,900 s.f.
Services, Architecture, Interior Design
Program, Reception & Showroom, Merchandise Display Areas, Offices, Conference Rooms, Break Rooms, Production & Warehouse, Loading Dock
Client, Voltabox of Texas
Team, Robert Byrnes, Olga Finkelshteyn