Ahmed and his management team selected Elkus Manfredi Architects to design the new WHOOP Headquarters.
Will Ahmed, founder of WHOOP, was a Harvard undergraduate squash player when he became fascinated with the idea of unlocking human potential and understanding exactly how athletes’ bodies are behaving.
Upon graduating, he launched WHOOP, a high-tech R&D start-up company, to develop a device that uses sophisticated, ground-breaking biotechnology to help athletes maximize performance.
Unlike other technology-infused athletic wristbands, WHOOP takes a wide variety of complex measurements that provide wearers with previously unavailable information about their bodies’ recovery, strain and sleep.
WHOOP was recently named number one in wellness on Fast Company’s list of “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” for “bringing pro-level science to everyday athletes”.
The client wanted the workplace to speak to the athletic nature of their business; provide ample, flexible, and transparent hi-tech workspace; and offer a variety of formal and informal meeting/collaborative spaces for staff and client entertaining.
Equally important – the office needed to accommodate facilities to assemble and test the product in development. The result is an office that seamlessly incorporates a hi-tech workplace, gym, and light manufacturing facility. A clean, modern, minimal aesthetic projects the youthful energy, physical involvement, and entrepreneurial spirit of the company, while a direct view of baseball’s legendary Fenway Park provides daily inspiration.
KAS Apartment is an experiment the purpose of which was to understand what can be done in the interior with one’s own hands, having zero skills in repairing and manufacturing furniture, with the help of simple tools.
The project was created and implemented in 2016. Two-level apartments are located in LCD "White Chocolate" and represent an open space of 65 sqm. The apartment is designed for young, active people who will appreciate the non-standard solutions realized in small apartments.
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