The artistic waves in this sculptural One Main Office renovation were designed by dECOi Architects, with each piece fully customized to be elegant and functional.  The two planes, floor and ceiling, appear to naturally arc across the room.  According to dECOi, it “expresses both the digital genesis and the seamless fabrication logic.”

For this project, the architects provided machining files that detailed the exact forms they had envisioned for this space.  The fabricators used a 3-axis Computer Numeric Control (CNC) router to mill plywood sheets with extreme precision.  In fact, the process made little to no errors in well over a million linear feet of plywood cutting.


dECOi chose to replace traditional industrial elements, like doorknobs and vents, with continuous plywood forms that bend to meet function.  This is only one example, however, of nuances within the project.  For example, they also provided customized mathematical surfaces for each office.  Some of the tables were built using parameters of ‘tension’ and ‘irony’ along with the mood of the client during fabrication. [Photography and information courtesy of dECOi Architects]

Closer to ceiling

Curved floor

Close up


Reception desk

Construction 2

Construction 3


Design 3

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