Archinect - News 2016-10-24T12:03:50-04:00 Inside the MVRDV House, the firm's new family home-style office Justine Testado 2016-07-22T19:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T00:34:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> settled into their new office headquarters inside the remodeled Het Industriegebouw, nestled in the heart of Rotterdam. Now dubbed by the firm as the MVRDV House, the building was originally&nbsp;designed by iconic Dutch architect&nbsp;Hugh Maaskant in 1952.&nbsp;The new 2,400 square-meter interior is modeled like a family home, filled with ample working and gathering spaces that reflect the &ldquo;work hard, play hard&rdquo; balance many firms strive for in their office's design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; Ossip van Duivenbode.</em></p><p>Now with 140 employees based in Rotterdam,&nbsp;&ldquo;[t]he expanding MVRDV family needed a new house,&rdquo; says MVRDV co-founder Jacob van Rijs.&nbsp;MVRDV's new office has&nbsp;&ldquo;everything that [a] home requires, a living room, a dining room, a sofa for the whole house to sit together,&rdquo; he described.&nbsp;Surrounded by various creative start-ups and design firms, MVRDV believes they fit right in their new neighborhood.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photos &copy; Ossip van Duivenbode.</em></p><p>The Family Room serves as the firm's main communal space for social interaction...</p> Office Space: Clive Wilkinson on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #20 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-25T15:55:00-04:00 >2016-04-25T16:59:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Shortly after starting out in Frank Gehry's office in the early 1990s, Clive Wilkinson founded his own firm in Los Angeles, and has since designed far-reaching workspaces for such big-name clients as Google, the BBC, 20th Century Fox and Microsoft. I spoke with Clive about the evolution from cubicle farms to &ldquo;serendipity machines&rdquo; in office design, and his thoughts on co-working spaces. Also turns out he&rsquo;s not a huge fan of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's "spaceship" campus.</a></p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#20 with&nbsp;<strong>Clive Wilkinson</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Projects mentioned in the episode:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;&nbsp;<em>Clive Wilkinson's home at Norwich Drive</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;&nbsp;<em>Clive Wilkinson's home at Norwich Drive</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;&nbsp;<em>Clive Wilkinson's home at Norwich Drive</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;&nbsp;<em>Pallota Teamworks</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;&nbsp;<em>FIDM Annex</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;&nbsp;<em>"Super Desk" for The Barbarian Group</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;...</p> Red Bull's INABA-designed office is the "antithesis" of trendy workspaces Justine Testado 2014-11-18T19:05:00-05:00 >2014-11-21T13:42:33-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When it comes to a high-energy drink giant like Red Bull, most would probably expect their corporate offices to reflect the sporty, frat bro-friendly culture that the brand overwhelmingly attracts. Not a single hint of that can be seen in the company's newly designed office in New York by Brooklyn-based architects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INABA</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In fact, Red Bull's New York office looks generic and insignia-free -- which is not common for large companies. INABA states that the design doesn't integrate the latest theories of workplace productivity nor is it driven by narrative or graphic imagery. It ignores workspace interior trends like grand-scale gestures, playful recreational lounges, or urban-chic office decor. On the other hand, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">no-brand minimal aesthetic</a> is a growing trend itself as well.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The office's "timeless" and brandless design questions the standard that corporate offices must be a spatial representation of the company and the brand qualities of which it established itself. "Red Bull&rsquo;s New Yor...</p> The Open-Office Trap Archinect 2014-01-08T13:16:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:11:12-05:00 <img src="" width="580" height="526" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The open office was originally conceived by a team from Hamburg, Germany, in the nineteen-fifties, to facilitate communication and idea flow. But a growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was designed to achieve.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Robert Peck, ousted head of Public Buildings Commission at the General Services Administration, is hired by Gensler Archinect 2012-08-28T17:02:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T18:45:02-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="230" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What constitutes a modern professional workplace is changing rapidly, and Gensler, the San Francisco design and architecture firm, is betting those changes will factor more heavily not only into clients&rsquo; interior design decisions, but every single real estate decision they make. That bet led Gensler to hire a well-known name locally in both design and real estate circles: Robert A. Peck.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>