Archinect - News 2014-04-24T12:54:26-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/32296822/editor-s-picks-243-happy-holidays-merry-christmas-and-happy-hanukkah Editor's Picks #243 : Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah Nam Henderson 2011-12-26T13:27:22-05:00 >2011-12-28T15:31:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rk/rkenorntlyviefhj.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tim Maly reviewed Google Engineering's new London offices designed by PENSON., which he finds to be a "giddy exercise in science fiction set decoration". Eric Chavkin, commented "The Kubrick set design allusion is to his long time collaborator Ken Adams (Dr. Strangelove, etc)...Adams declined to work on 2001but his influence here is clear. The interior design references watered down NASA enlivened with 60's disco sci-fi camp. This has all the warmth of a sperm-donor clinic."</p></em><br /><br /><p> For Archinect&rsquo;s latest <strong>In Focus</strong> feature <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/31604660/in-focus-ward-roberts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">we talked to Australian photo artist Ward Roberts</a>.<br> He noted that a lot of his own work "<em>is photographed in Hong Kong as the colors and repletion in architecture has always fascinated me.</em>"</p> <p> Also,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/20580749/sherin-wing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sherin Wing</a>&nbsp;dissected the reasons why there are fewer women in upper management or boardroom positions for our latest CONTOURS feature&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/31485476/contours-the-gender-gap-in-top-management" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Gender Gap in Top Management</a>.&nbsp;Sherin then provides some examples&mdash;good and bad&mdash;from three management areas (managing personnel, communication and managing projects) "<em>of leadership qualities potential leaders exhibit and how these qualities are nurtured and supported within a firm.</em>"</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://quietbabylon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tim Maly</a>&nbsp;reviewed Google Engineering's new London offices designed by PENSON., which he finds to be a "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/31484263/google-s-newest-office-looks-like-a-space-station-with-foosball-tables" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">giddy exercise in science fiction set decoration</a>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>, commented "<em>File under Architecture and Film The&nbsp; Kubrick set design allusion is to his long time collaborator Ken Adams (Dr. Strangelove, etc)...Adams declined to ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/31484263/google-s-newest-office-looks-like-a-space-station-with-foosball-tables 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7b1e0344ad6af75d8ab4e410c38e454.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>