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For some, a former manufacturing plant may not seem like the first choice to create an intimate, approachable community hub. But to Oakland’s Medium Plenty, the cold unyielding environment was an opportunity for experimentation. The firm was commissioned by Kapor Capital to turn the vacant warehouse into co-working suites for underserved communities and start-ups with limited resources, thereby establishing an accessible, functional and friendly neighbourhood nexus.

A movable triangular counter by Pseudo Studio offers peak versatility: It can double (or triple) as a reception desk, a bar or even a DJ booth.

Many of its efforts were focused on the kitchen, the “heart of the space,” intended to host a variety of events,...

An Industrial Box Turned Welcoming Co-Working Space

Medium Plenty, a studio based in Oakland, California, carves an inviting kitchen out of a raw space.

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