4 International Office Projects Show the Way Forward
International office projects are showing us the way forward.
Leidos in Reston, Virginia by Gensler
Sightlines between floors, 17,000 square feet of amenities, and a state-of-the-art conference center make the health, defense, and tech company’s 17-story headquarters fertile ground for collaboration, while prismatic visuals and installations by artist Davis McCarty reference the company name, a derivative of kaleidoscope.
Zhen Fund in Beijing by Adam Sokol Architecture Practice
The hedge-fund workplace is characterized by curving glass walls and zesty orange hues, its meandering 10,800-square-foot floor plan based on parabolic forms that create natural pockets for impromptu private conversations and avoid the “interminable and dull corridors” of traditional offices.
Spacial in Montreal by Ivy Studio
The fledgling coworking brand is defining itself by employing a funky, youthful aesthetic, which is characterized in this 120-person space by surfaces of psychedelic zinc passivity and a residential-style kitchen with pretty painted cabinetry and a Rosso Levanto marble backsplash.
Early Childhood Authority in Abu Dhabi by Roar
For the headquarters of a government agency focused on the future of learning for preschoolers, the concept is based on the synapses of a young brain—a series of hubs connected by organic walkways—with a color psychologist–developed palette and soft, tactile textures on furniture and walls, all meant to inspire adults to view the world through the lens of a child.
George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg Earn a Best of Year Award for This Chic Parisian Store
2021 Best of Year winner for Large Retail. A complex of fin de siècle, art nouveau, and art deco buildings, the last completed in 1928, La Samaritaine, a once-fabled department store in the first arrondissement, has reo…
NADAAA Creates a Light-Filled Library in Boston, Massachusetts
2021 Best of Year winner for Library. Slipped into place like a book on a shelf, the 13,500-square-foot public library, designed by NADAAA, fits neatly into a corner site with three street frontages in the city’s worki…
Rockwell Group Earns a Best of Year Award for the Moynihan Train Hall in New York
2021 Best of Year winner for Transportation – Small. Rockwell Group designed a ticketed waiting area for Amtrak and Long Island Railroad customers that brings the glamour back to travel.