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Lovely laboratories – FT.com

It’s what gets created on the inside is all that matters. The environment should inspire quality work whether it’s messy or stable.

So why are these companies (FB, Apple, and Google) all creating new buildings?

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Architecture: Designs on immortality

“The Skyscraper Index” which has previously predicted the rise of multiple financial crisis may also predict the rise and fall of powerful tech companies.

There is also, however, another correlation: that between corporations commissioning gargantuan headquarters and a peak beyond which there is only decline. Is the news that the world’s technology giants – including Apple, Google and Facebook – are planning ambitious buildings something we ought to be nervous about?

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An innovative architectural design called “Solar Carving” will allow sun to shine through a skyscraper.   This will benefit the park by allowing “maximum light, fresh air and river views” to reach the ‘High Line’.   
An innovative architectural design called “Solar Carving” will allow sun to shine through a skyscraper.   This will benefit the park by allowing “maximum light, fresh air and river views” to reach the ‘High Line’.   
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99% of who you are is invisible.

Buckminster Fuller
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“I love that this installation is essentially a little bar within a bar. And it reinforces my desire to create spaces that are paradoxical — spaces that, to look at, are both attractive and camouflaged.” - Tobias Rehberger
“I love that this installation is essentially a little bar within a bar. And it reinforces my desire to create spaces that are paradoxical — spaces that, to look at, are both attractive and camouflaged.” – Tobias Rehberger
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What is architecture? It’s about crafting experiences.

Vivian Rosenthal
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Iron Lattice Tower on Flickr.
Iron Lattice Tower on Flickr.
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New York was not designed by architects, it was designed by time.

Wang Shu

You can’t implant design culture.  It has to bloom gradually.  

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There is no real development without integrity, that is — a love of truth.

Frank Lloyd Wright (1957)
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A Building’s Backyard (Taken with Instagram at 888 7th Ave)
A Building’s Backyard (Taken with Instagram at 888 7th Ave)