Posts tagged architecture
Pinterest has moved to a new office space in Palo Alto, California that in many ways reflects the popular social media sites sensibilities.
The former 45,000 square foot warehouse boasts lots of white space with wide open spaces. It’s an environment where employees can sit wherever they want, in a way that works best for their individual style.
Co-founder, Evan Sharp, says: “Whether you’re comfortable working at a dedicated desk, on your laptop at a communal table, or in a dark corner in the basement, it’s likely that you’ll find a place that works for the way you like to work.”
This is smart office space management: focusing on people; liberating them in an environment that inspires Creativity (with a capital ‘C’).
More photos at freshome.com | pinterest’s new creative offices
Basking under the heat and glow of London’s Walkie Talkie tower.
Pedestrians in the central city walk through the intense beam of reflected sunlight from the glass of the new building that has some architects puzzled.
The magnifying glass effect raises temperatures on the street so much that cars have buckled and eggs have been fried.
Photo: Suzanne Plunkett - Reuters
With a 90-day Eurail Pass and $19,000 in Kickstarter funding, 23-year-old videographer, Luke Shepard, traveled to 36 cities in 21 European countries to create this awesome time lapse video of Europe’s architectural masterpieces.
Here’s a rooftop garden in Manhattan, with a reflection of the Empire State Building on the windows of architectural firm Cook + Fox.
The firm, which specializes in green buildings, wanted to create its own space to show how plants can make cities more livable.
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic
The view on the top floor of London’s iconic skyscraper, the Gherkin, looks remarkable.
The Swiss Re headquarters building has been bestowed a 10-year award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH), recognizing it’s natural internal ventilation, reduced energy demand, protected public spaces, and the flexibility of its interior.
In other words, The Gherkin has lived up to it’s promise ten years after the ribbon cutting ceremony.
On a clear day, you can see the Auckland War Memorial museum.
This neo-classicist style building sits on a dormant volcano and has Greco-Roman styled pillars similar to those at The Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
auckland museum, a set on Flickr.
The next best thing to having a helicopter in London, is to get to the 72nd floor viewing deck of The Shard, when it’s completed in 2013.
The exterior is almost done, and within a month, the building will get its royal inauguration, by the Duke of York.
Located in the borough of Southwark, not far, and across the Thames, from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, the building was going to be called ‘LBT’, or London Bridge Tower, but the marketing folks thought its nickname, The Shard, was cooler.
In the pyramid shaped tower, the lower, fatter floors will be occupied by worker bees, from the 31st - 33rd floor, you can eat a meal at any one of a few restaurants. Then, up to the 53rd floor will be the five-star Shangri-La hotel, where you can snooze after a hard day exploring the rest of London’s lower, and older buildings. From there, up to the observation deck will be luxury apartments for those who can afford helicopters.
And for those who can’t wait, visit the-shard.com for a 360 degree view.
Photograph of The Shard and London by Jason Hawkes.
One of the worlds best bookstores is the Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore, established in what’s a 13th century Dominican cathedral in Maastricht, Holland.
It hasn’t been used as a house of worship since the days of Napoleon (in 1794). The architects were required to completely preserve the cathedral, with no permanent modifications to the building.
Clean lines and structural curves, overlooking the ocean and jagged coastline in Lagos, Portugal. Casa Colunata is a beautiful home designed by the studio of Mário Martins Atelier.
If you want your bathroom to become a talking point at your dinner party, maybe you’d want one of these - a basin cup by Artceram.
This Japanese library immerses it’s patrons completely in books, with bookshelves everywhere.
Located at the Musashino Art University Museum & Library in Tokyo.
Renowned architectural photographer Scott Frances' work will be featured in a MonoVisioN exhibit at the Decoration and Design Building in New York, starting June 21st.
Scott is a frequent contributor to Vanity Fair, Time Magazine and Architectural Digest.
The ‘barrel vaulted space’ of a landmark 1905 building in New York’s SoHo was kept intact when renovated into a 6,000 square foot apartment.
The ceiling looks impressive and unique. Check out more photos of the library and master bedroom with floor plans here.