Archinect - News 2014-10-25T12:10:26-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/91381527/dom-n-ltd-s-nan-hints-at-orange-county-s-potential-for-more-innovative-design dom├Žn ltd.'s NAN hints at Orange County's potential for more innovative design Justine Testado 2014-01-16T19:11:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:12:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uf/ufbyfk58iwn95brl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/domaen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dom&aelig;n ltd</a>.'s remodel project "NAN" reminds us that an ordinary industrial warehouse is always full of refreshing design possibilities. Located on 1907 Nancita Circle in Placentia, CA, NAN shows off dom&aelig;n's signature sharp lines and black-and-white color schemes that give the structure an edge over the area's numerous warehouses and the generally lackluster landscape of Orange County.<br><br> On the other hand, in addition to being a recent example of adaptive reuse, remodeling projects like NAN could be another sign of potential growth for the city of Placentia and its neighboring cities, which have been aiming towards economic revival in the past decade.<br><br> Below are more details to NAN that the architects shared with us:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1ourqq4v006xfp5e.jpg" title=""><br><br> "The NAN project seizes the opportunity to play on typical office configurations, and offers a lofty, industrial appearance. The exterior treatment follows the interior logic, taking advantage of the precast concrete facade and playing with contrasting textural qualitie...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76316608/ns-stations-by-nl-architects NS Stations by NL Architects Alexander Walter 2013-07-02T18:06:00-04:00 >2013-07-02T18:10:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wg/wg0snw7yvxkjr38y.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>NL Architects recently completed the project NS Station, a major office interior revamp over 9 stories right on top of Central Station in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The project resulted from a 2011 competition win where NL Architects made the Thick Walls&trade; system the conceptual core: big shelves absorb the clutter that normally spreads trough the office - wardrobes, bookshelves, flip boards, archive, bulletin boards. And sometimes even the stairs.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/59447867/morphosis-new-culver-city-offices Morphosis' new Culver City offices Archinect 2012-10-16T20:48:00-04:00 >2012-11-19T17:16:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/94b8eb14319e0a3ccd64c3412bafe273.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fairly rectangular structure, located just a few feet from the new light rail Expo Line&rsquo;s elevated tracks in Culver City, gets most of its energy from photovoltaics&mdash;a 2,800 sq ft array sitting on top of a shaded parking canopy outside. But what makes it all work are the energy savings: It significantly reduces loads through several low-tech, high-tech, and even revolutionary techniques, most of which were developed with engineers at Buro Happold, whose LA offices are just down the street.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/56164475/robert-peck-ousted-head-of-public-buildings-commission-at-the-general-services-administration-is-hired-by-gensler 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1z/1zovdethjdspdjgd.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/49015334/from-cubicles-cry-for-quiet-pierces-office-buzz From Cubicles, Cry for Quiet Pierces Office Buzz anthony dong 2012-05-20T11:18:00-04:00 >2012-06-12T07:11:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xc/xc0yxwjmr78dgsmq.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The original rationale for the open-plan office, aside from saving space and money, was to foster communication among workers, the better to coax them to collaborate and innovate. But it turned out that too much communication sometimes had the opposite effect: a loss of privacy, plus the urgent desire to throttle one&rsquo;s neighbor.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/41973983/open-doors-form-open-minds Open Doors form Open Minds? Nam Henderson 2012-03-19T14:07:00-04:00 >2012-03-21T12:29:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vh/vhpu9qiohbe3hkgd.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architects often walk clients through it to show how an open environment works. There&rsquo;s not a private office or cubicle anywhere, and there&rsquo;s constant low-level hubbub: people in motion, and gathering into small groups. The tour makes some clients nervous; they wonder how their own workers would concentrate in such an environment.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Lawrence Cheek examines&nbsp;new trends in office designs which focus on providing employees room to roam and thus to think. Specifically, he looks at three examples the Seattle offices of Russell Investment, The Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters as well the offices of the architectural firm be hind the first two examples, NBBJ which occupies two 38,000-square-foot floors of a midrise office building it designed in 2006.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/5897738/my-cubicle-in-the-starchitect-s-building My Cubicle In The Starchitect's Building Paul Petrunia 2011-05-10T20:01:57-04:00 >2011-05-13T07:07:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/86bc19dc8742fa5309fe0a5431583acc.jpg" width="514" height="370" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nearly half a century after Habitat 67, I worked five days a week in a cubicle in Safdie's latest high-profile creation, the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. And as I stared at a computer screen in my small slice of Safdie-dom, I wondered: What good has visionary architecture ever done for working plebes?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Leah Caldwell discusses the perspective of an office worker in a building designed by a "starchitect".</p>