INK & DAGGER TATTOO
Making A Space Your Own
Few environments provide professionals and their clientele with quite the same level of personalized aesthetic style as the distinct interiors you can find in the business of tattoo artists. Ink and Dagger was already a well-established company employing award winning artists. Their previous studio was filled with unique and interesting items and artwork the owners and resident artists had collected. What their studio did not have was enough space needed to accommodate the high demand of waiting clients. Initially, MAP was asked by their contractor to provide basic permit documents so Ink and Dagger could move into the new space. However, when architectural artists get together with artists of skin, the collaborative creative energies were infectious and the results of their efforts was anything but basic. The new studio was significantly larger than their previous space, but the eccentric and dynamic interiors actually generated more interest, more traffic, and more business than they had expected. Within a few years, they were ready to expand into the adjacent tenant space, doubling the artist work stations and more than doubling the overall square footage. After having such a fun experience customizing their studio, you can imagine the excitement when MAP was asked to help them expand. Pictures for the new expansion will be posted soon.
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One of the very first buildings completed by Miller Architecture and Planning, Victorious Kidz Day Care is designed to maximize the program and capacity of the center for its owners while maintaining a sense of scale and character that is inviting and comfortable for the children who use it on a daily basis. Situated on a tight and awkward site, the building is specially planned to uniquely fit within the required setbacks while completely embracing the necessary interior programs and still allowing for plenty of exterior play space for the children. The exterior appearance is a blend of modern and traditional school house character that gives Victorious Kidz a one-of-a-kind uniqueness that helps it stand out within a very competitive day care business.