the ultimate arcade {AL}


Totally enthused by Portland based designer, Jessica Helgerson’s recent renovation to Ground Kontrol Arcade.  I love how the design mimics video game graphics with its dark back drop allowing for the machines to light up the space. The architectural details outlined in LED’s define the interior and support way-finding.  Geometric, glowing light fixtures floating throughout make me think of nothing else than space invaders!  The flooring made from recycled rubber tires provides cushion, support, and durability.

Do you love Mr & Mrs Pac-man?  If so, then check out the restrooms below.  The tiled floors are “to the pixel accurate” as the game.  Very cool space, love the concept, materials, & details.  I can imagine something like this near 5 points.

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