Photo of Talisman

Ⓒ Aaron Locke

Photo of Talisman

Ⓒ Aaron Locke

Photo of Talisman

Ⓒ Aaron Locke

Talisman

New Perspective on Suburban Living

The first housing built in the heart of bustling Redmond Town Center, Talisman pushes the boundaries of what residents expect from urban-suburban locales. The identity of this six-story apartment building was crafted with the innovative, international, and forward-thinking spirits of the local tech employees that are sure to call it home. The design is dynamic and expressive, sophisticated yet comfortable; a true reflection of the community within. For inspiration, our designers crafted the concept “Manthropology”– a riff on the well-known retail brand with the spin “what if Anthropologie was reimagined for men?” man • thro • pol • o • gy noun 1 : the study of the Redmond tech employee; especially : the study of Redmond tech workers in relation to physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture: a: Characteristics include design tendencies toward purposeful, architectural, and layered, with exposed connections and mechanisms. b: Personal appearance is comfortable, yet stylish. Appears effortless but in fact much thought is put into items of importance. Open to opportunities to distinguish oneself from the “pack” c. Appreciates quality over quantity.

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Redmond, Washington
COMPLETED IN 2020
  • 286 units
  • 6 stories
  • 468,538 sq. ft.
MARKET

Housing

DISCIPLINES

Interiors

PROJECT TYPE

Urban Living Interiors

PROJECT CONTACT

Interiors: Heather Hayes

housing@ankrommoisan.com


Interior Story

Moving the needle on suburban design

Architecture Photo of Talisman

Ⓒ Aaron Locke

Architecture Photo of Talisman

Ⓒ Aaron Locke

Architecture Photo of Talisman

Ⓒ Aaron Locke

Architecture Photo of Talisman

Ⓒ Aaron Locke

Architecture Photo of Talisman

Ⓒ Aaron Locke

Redmond, WA has long straddled the line of being a technology hub and suburban community. Well-established companies draw forward thinking people from all over the world while access to nature and great schools keep them there. To resonate with this dynamic populous, the design team created a project that is bold yet comfortable, familiar while still feeling fresh Drawing inspiration from the purposeful and layered look of Redmond’s technology focused workforce, interior design ideation centered on three core themes: industrial, sophisticated, and expressive. Through these lenses the concept of “Manthropology” evolved to describe the culture, relationships, and aesthetic tastes akin to this demographic. Our approach reflects a global, design-centric mindset, prioritizing quality over quantity, layered compositions, and distinguished style. Graphic moments in unexpected places contrast with rich woods and leather seating. Plush velvet niches and aged brass provide warmth and texture throughout; classics reimagined. The amenity programs is carefully tailored to resident psychographics, including spaces to work remotely, host community gatherings, and tinker on hand-crafted hobbies. Because the target renter may not be an extravert, it was important to ensure that more singular areas, such as the pet spa, were just as inviting as the larger gathering spaces like the club room. The Maker’s Space offers a dedicated place for residents to update their bike or work on creative projects. Through layering sophisticated yet comfortable elements, Talisman offers distinctive and memorable spaces that will make anyone feel at home in the lively Redmond Town Center.

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