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15 Killer Offices by Tech Companies

15 Killer Offices by Tech Companies
The Architecture. The construction. The systems. 15. Somehow they managed to make their office as 'cute' as their website. Images by Dustin Diaz via 14. The most killer office in Cal ? via 13. In 2008 the Freshview team, makers of Campaign Monitor, set out to create the ultimate office for startup developers. via Campaign Monitor 12. Yada yada yada, Groupon is hugely successful - ok now checkout Micheal's room! Images via 11. Dropbox has grown to become one of the top companies to come out of YCombinator. via Dropbox and TechCrunch 10. 37Signals Chicago, Illinois The 37Signals team went with an 'inwardly focused' office layout for their new office; freshly built in summer 2010. via 37Signals 9. A company that makes architectural software should have a pretty damn good office. Taken by Jeff Goldberg at Esto Photography 8. Unlimited vacation time. via HackingNetflix 7. The Skype London office is a comfortable, classy place. 6. 5. 4. via Ty Cole Related:  Archetecture

Curved Wall Tiles by Lithos - new Favo Curve Like this article? Share it: These contemporary curved wall tiles by Lithos are an unconventional and unexpected way to finish your rooms. The new Favo Curve stone tiles are not your typical tile, both in terms of material and aesthetic. 30 Incredible Infinity Pools Incredible Infinity Pool in Bali. Photo credit: Sean McGrath It’s the middle of a blistering hot summer in the United States, so taking a dip in the cool water of an infinity pool sounds heavenly. [30 Pictures] Hint: Use “J” and “K” keys (after the page finish loading) to navigate from picture to picture. Shangri-la in Mactan Cebu, Philippines Photo credit: bingbing Alila Pool (HDR) Taken at the Alila Ubud in Bali. Bali, Munduk Moding Plantation Photo credit: Shura Bali, the good life. Tahiti disappearing edge infinity pool at sunset with pool bar Photo credit: Duncan Rawlinson Infinity pool with a flower and the sea in the “horizon,” beyond the vanishing edge. Bali Infinity Pool swimming to the edge of eternity. Sunset in Saint Martin. Acapulco infinity pool on a steep hillside in the midst of a jungle. St. This will be a good week in Zihuatanejo Mexico. The Sha Wellness Clinic just outside Benidorm in Spain. Sky Pool at the Hotel Villa Mahal in Turkey.

Soft gravitational pull towards fleshy architectural bodies Soft gravitational pull towards fleshy architectural bodies. External Stimuli : Ernesto Neto at the Armoury, Themes : Architecture, Sculpture Nodes : densities, Ernesto Neto, organic, soft, surreal, transparency, womb Ultra-Sleek Hollywood Hills Home Just when you thought you had seen the sleekest house (like the one featured in Eugene's post about the Santa Barbara pavilion), here comes an amazing one perched on top of Hollywood Hills. It's truly a design to kill for... The 4,000 square foot house, which boasts both city and ocean views, sits on a 10,580 square foot lot with an infinity pool and spa, both of which have LED lighting and can be heated by either gas or solar power. Also in the backyard, an art installation titled “Sprout” by artist Nancy Braver adds a unique twist to the overall design. Located above LA's famous Sunset Strip, this four bedroom, five bathroom home doesn't come cheap. It just hit the market with the cool listing price of $9.9 million. Official Listing Photo credit: William MacCollum via [Curbed], [Huff Po]

Facebook Office Dans la continuité des photos des bureaux de Google à travers le monde, voici ceux de Facebook, le réseau social le plus connu du monde avec ses 350 millions de membres. Un travail de Studio O+A, pour cette société basée à Palo Alto en Californie. Galerie disponible dans la suite. Top 5 Friday: Upcycling Ideas (Start As One Thing, End As Another!) - Style Sheet Whether you call it upcycling, reusing, refurbishing or reimagining, today's Top 5 Friday is all about finding decor inspiration and doing it yourself. Headboard From Wooden Skids (aka Pallets) This idea came courtesy of Julia Black from Pure Design, who hosted a video series for us called The Green Geek. Watch how she transformed three skids and some salvaged wood into a beachy white headboard for a queen size bed (three skids are the perfect size!). Chair Turned Bathroom Caddy Image: Pink to Green blog (via French Charming, originally from Country Living) This is one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" Large Wooden Spool Turned Art Table/Coffee Table Image: Design*Sponge I was actually inspired last night at the bus stop (in front of a condo construction project) by four large wooden spools just sitting around, just the perfect size and shape for my current coffee table conundrum. Vintage Crates Turned Storage Images: Apartment Therapy This isn't a new idea, but it's a good one!

Is This Hidden Architectural Gem Another "Blade Runner" Building? Each day, thousands of people walk by 5 Beekman, a pretty yet unassuming building in Lower Manhattan, never guessing what could be found within. Scouting New York, a blog written by a location scout that's a must-read for local history freaks, got invited inside for an incredible peek at an architectural gem that's hidden in plain sight. As you enter the building it's nothing special, says Scouting NY. "And then you look up…" For nine stories, the ornate cast-iron railings twirl up and up through a light-filled atrium. The ninth floor is ringed with arched windows and topped with a gorgeous glassed-in skylight, with some pretty remarkable views of the neighboring skyscrapers. The atrium, and this entire portion of the building, has been boarded up since 1940 due to fire code violations. The use of brick, wood, wrought iron, and glass bears an uncanny resemblance to one of Los Angeles's most beautiful structures, the Bradbury Building (above). [Scouting NY]

The architecture meltdown When the Great Recession dawned, architecture was the glamour profession of the creative class. Extravagant, signature buildings – Frank Gehry’s titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum in Spain’s Basque Country, Richard Meier’s white-travertine Getty Center in Los Angeles, and multimillion-dollar concert halls in seemingly every city in the U.S. – drew not only press attention but the kind of architectural tourists who once visited Italian duomos. Brash, individualistic “starchitects” – cerebral urbanist Rem Koolhaas, Iraq-born diva Zaha Hadid, gracious, serene Renzo Piano and others hailed in the press as visionaries – became the new rock stars. Though much of the cast was international, the image built on a long-standing heroism of the architect in the United States, dating back to the magnetic Frank Lloyd Wright and the valiant, uncompromising Howard Roark in Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.” It isn’t just the celebrity figures who are frustrated, however. He bounced checks.

TetraBox Light by Ed Chew Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. Designer: Ed Chew Les bureaux très design des plus belles startups Lundi 28 février Design - 28 février 2011 :: 11:28 :: Par Eric C’est le genre de série ou de liste dont je ne me lasse pas, et qui a le mérite de pouvoir se mettre à jour et se consulter régulièrement au fil des créations, des déménagements ou des agrandissements (souvent à l’occasion d’une levée de fonds d’ailleurs). C’est le genre de série ou de liste dont je ne me lasse pas, et qui a le mérite de pouvoir se mettre à jour et se consulter régulièrement au fil des créations, des déménagements ou des agrandissements (souvent à l’occasion d’une levée de fonds d’ailleurs). Du point de vue de leur localisation justement, je ne vous surprendrai probablement pas si je vous dis que sur les quinze startups de ce diaporama, 12 sont situées aux USA. Chez Twitter Voir le diaporama complet ici : 15 Killer Offices by Tech Companies. Ceci me fait penser qu’il faudra que j’actualise prochainement mon tour d’horizon des bureaux des blogueurs français. (via Alkanz) Plus d'infos sur : bureaux, locaux, Startups

Temptation Every so often an email lands in my inbox from perhaps the cruelest man I know. Chris from Welcome Beyond dangles dream designs in front of me and it is all I can do to stop myself from hocking everything I own, jumping a plane and escaping to the hand picked boutique vacation properties that litter the pages of their website. Chris has cruelly tempted me again with a Spanish beauty and oh the temptation!

The Armada House The Armada House was designed by Canadian studio KB Design and built in 2007 by Abstract Developments. This 5,299 square foot modern post and beam home is located in the Ten Mile Point/Wedgewood Estates neighborhood of Victoria, British Columbia in Canada. View the website

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