The pods that Spanish practice SelgasCano has built to form garden studios in Second Home’s first US campus resemble a group of huge yellow lily pads from above. The Second Home Hollywood campus comprises sixty curvilinear offices with yellow rooftops are built on the site of a former car park, alongside the former Anne Banning Community House, which was completed in the 1960s and renovated for the project. “We’re trying to be a home for the 21st century creative entrepreneur,” Second Home co-founder Sam Aldenton told Dezeen. Wooden pathways lead in between each of these outdoor studios and surrounding trees to encourage interaction from different tenants, alongside outdoor patios with wooden decks for companies to socialise and host meetings – a key component of the Second Home philosophy. These include a branch of the company’s bookshop called Libreria, a restaurant, outdoor terraces and meeting rooms, which Second Home Hollywood will allow local charities and neighbourhood to use for free. Aldenton founded Second Home in 2014 with Rohan Silva – a former special adviser to the UK’s former prime minister, David Cameron. Second Home bought and relocated SelgasCano’s colourful Serpentine Pavilion to the city’s La Brea Tar Pits.
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