In search of a wow factor for several of its multifamily clubhouses, developer The Wolff Co. enlisted interior design firm Private Label International to create the ultimate focal point, 117 Bloom. The custom slat wood dome was designed as a discovery element, with a goal to heighten leasing and marketing interest and eventually serve as a posh lounge or co-working space.
“It was designed to be a space within a space that is intimate and enclosed, but also has enough openness to allow it to feel connected to the area around it,” explains Wendi Stallings, principal at Private Label International.
Composed of steel framing and 117 apple wood contour cut blades, the parametric dome—engineered by Dillon Works—was inspired by the symmetrical fractal geometry, or “bloom” pattern, found in natural elements. Each blade has a different contour to create movement and allows the form to be engaging from various angles.
The teams have installed the domes at three communities, including 207 East in Edgewood, Washington; Indigo in Meridian, Idaho; and Aiya in Gilbert, Arizona. Additional upcoming installations include The Wolff Co. properties in California, Nevada, Texas, and Virginia.