Archinect - News 2015-03-31T02:49:28-04:00 SelgasCano creates a stunning members-only workspace for ‘creative nomads’ Alexander Walter 2014-12-16T14:04:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:18:57-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is to serve this world that Second Home has come into being, a former carpet factory off Brick Lane in east London within whose seductive interiors a fragment of Superstudio&rsquo;s techno-nomadism has, possibly, come to pass. [...] The architects are Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano [...] who have just been announced as the designers of next year&rsquo;s Serpentine pavilion. They bring to this, their first UK project, lightness and grace as well as invention, and an awareness of when to stop.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano to design 2015 Serpentine Pavilion</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aftershock #2: "Serendipity Machines" and the Future of Workplace Design</a></p></li></ul> Office Rents Cut at One World Trade Due to Tenant Shortage Alexander Walter 2014-05-28T13:39:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:45-04:00 <img src="" width="262" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The owners of the tallest tower at the World Trade Center are cutting office rents just months before it opens because of slow leasing activity. Only one private tenant has signed a lease at One World Trade Center in nearly three years: a one-floor deal with advertising firm Kids Creative that was signed last week. The 3.1-million-square-foot skyscraper, formerly named the Freedom Tower, is 55% leased.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> RIBA selects Theis and Khan to design its new London administration center Justine Testado 2013-12-02T20:28:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:36:13-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since our last update on this competition, Theis and Khan was recently selected to design RIBA's new administration center at 76 Portland Place, London, W1. Theis and Khan has won previous RIBA awards and was shortlisted in the RIBA Stirling Prize and Manser Medal in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Six teams shortlisted for design of RIBA&rsquo;s new administration center in London</a></p> MVRDV’s Transformation of Disused Dijon Mustard Laboratory Completed Alexander Walter 2012-07-13T14:58:00-04:00 >2012-07-13T15:09:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rotterdam's MVRDV has completed the transformation of a disused mustard laboratory in Dijon, France (previously on Bustler) into an innovative call center with an education center, incubator and social program.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously in the Archinect News: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV to Transform Dijon Mustard Lab into Call Center</a></p> Henning Larsen Architects Wins New Office Building for Nordea Bank Alexander Walter 2012-04-26T15:50:00-04:00 >2012-04-30T12:14:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Henning Larsen Architects and a team consisting of Signal Architects and SLA Landscape Architects have won the competition for Nordea Bank&rsquo;s new office building of 40,000 m2 in &Oslash;restad North, Copenhagen, next to the premises of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and the Concert Hall &ndash; Koncerthuset. The building will comprise Scandinavia&rsquo;s largest trading floor of 5,500 m2 with a view of the green area of Amager F&aelig;lled.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Mecanoo / Royal Haskoning to Design New Eurojust HQ in The Hague Alexander Walter 2012-03-22T15:58:00-04:00 >2012-03-22T15:59:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Mecanoo / Royal Haskoning joint design team is the winner for the realization of the new The Hague headquarters of Eurojust, an agency of the European Union handling the judicial co-operation of cross-border criminal matters. The jury [...] announced the winner this week.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Google's Newest Office Looks Like A Space Station With Foosball Tables Alexander Walter 2011-12-19T12:25:02-05:00 >2011-12-30T18:00:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by PENSON, Google Engineering's new London offices are a giddy exercise in science fiction set decoration, replete with smooth white surfaces and bold solid colors. I'll admit that as I paged through the publicity images, it was a little hard to take them seriously.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> New Ways of Designing the Modern Workspace Archinect 2011-08-05T20:08:31-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="427" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the end of his life, Robert Propst, creator of the cubicle system, called his invention &ldquo;monolithic insanity,&rdquo; yet we seem unable to tread down any other path. Longstanding calls for the Redesign of the Cubicle continue...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> MVRDV to Transform Dijon Mustard Lab into Call Center Alexander Walter 2011-05-02T13:50:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T11:44:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The French city of Dijon and Teletech International have chosen Rotterdam architects MVRDV to transform a disused Dijon Mustard laboratory completed in 2004 into an innovative call center with an education center, incubator and social program. Completion of the 6,000m2 refurbishment is planned for 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>