Posted by Sheila Shayon on October 24, 2013 06:17 PM
The major companies defining social, commerce and communications in the digital era are also redefining architecture and work-space.
Amazon just received approval from Seattle’s design review board for a five-story office building to be constructed of three intersecting spheres in its massive three-block Denny Triangle campus, aptly known as “the Spheres.”
Amazon’s architect, NBBJ, continues to refine the plans to create an effect that “is visually lighter, and geometrically organic and sculptural," the Seattle Times reports. The spheres, which have adopted the loving nickname "biodome" from the press, range in height from 80 to 95 feet and include flex work space, an atrium of plants and trees, as well as a dog park, walkway and an open field.Continue reading...
Posted by Mark J. Miller on May 31, 2012 03:01 PM
It’s hard to know if architectural icon Frank Lloyd Wright liked such products as Pledge, Windex, Ziploc, and Fantastik, but there is one thing for sure: The folks that manufacture those products, SC Johnson, love Wright.
The 126-year-old megabillion-dollar company — which is so proud of its buildings' architecture that there's a top nav link on the corporate website — is kicking off a new on-site art gallery at its corporate HQ with an exhibit entitled “At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright” on its Wright-designed campus this weekend that is free to the public. The exhibition collects some of Wright’s Prairie Style designs and related artifacts, according to a press release.
“SC Johnson’s history with Frank Lloyd Wright spans many decades, and his impact on our headquarters campus is enduring,” stated Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “But Wright’s influence goes beyond that, to the home.”Continue reading...