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Cannabis dispensary Beyond-Hello debuts ‘glass-box’ design for Culver City facility

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Cannabis dispensary Beyond-Hello debuts ‘glass-box’ design for Culver City facility

The design by Relativity Architects combines natural and industrial aesthetics in a glass-and-metal building. 
 


By Malcolm Crumbley, Associate Editor | April 28, 2022
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Designed by Relativity Architects, the 3,802-sf building is meant to play on opposites: industrial and refined, solid and void, open and concealed. Courtesy Relativity Architects.

Los Angeles’ Culver City will open its first cannabis dispensary with Beyond/Hello. Designed by Relativity Architects, the 3,802-sf building is meant to play on opposites: industrial and refined, solid and void, open and concealed. 

Industrial materials like steel beams and columns, aged oak plank siding, and curtain wall glazing were used by architects to create an inviting space for customers to purchase cannabis. A metal shed was reimagined on the interior to include an open floor plan, soaring ceilings, and a lush interior landscape.

Cannabis facility design features copious vegetation

The designers kept customer experience in mind when they presented the inside of the cannabis store as a glass box set inside framing that extends beyond it, with open walkways on either side. The glass curtain wall is shaded at the pedestrian level for security, while the upper part of the wall allows in natural light.

Inside, visitors are met by a glassed-in reception area and an open plan with copious plantings, including a large tree at the center of the store. A large skylight bathes the plants with natural light.

The interior layout also includes seating areas and display cases for visitors. A stepping-stone-like path weaves through the store, providing patrons a retail journey as they walk through the interior spaces and view the products in the display cases.

Construction is scheduled to commence Summer 2022 with possible completion in Autumn 2023.

Also on the team:
Branding: Mystery Design 
Landscape: CJM::LA 
MEP engineer: A&N Design Group
Structural Engineer: Andy Alexander & Associates 
Civil Engineer: Labib Funk + Associates

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Courtesy Relativity Architects.
Beyond/Hello interior
Courtesy Relativity Architects.

 

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