Opinion: in the second of two columns exploring the impact of digital culture on design, Sam Jacob looks at how Google Maps is reshaping cities while Apple, Facebook and Amazon are reshaping the natural landscape by building their own headquarters as self-contained ecosystems. More »
Tag: technology companies
Tokyo practice Klein Dytham Architecture referenced traditional Japanese festivals, bathhouses, fishponds and timber houses for the interior of Google's new Japan office (+ slideshow). More »
Tokyo-based Klein Dytham Architecture has used the television-shaped icon of YouTube's logo to decorate the walls of the video website's new production studio in the Japanese capital (+ slideshow). More »
The New York headquarters of location-based social network Foursquare is filled with themed rooms based on the digital badges users earn from "checking-in" at different places using the service. More »
Google's new Tel Aviv headquarters include a meeting area filled with orange trees, workstations on a make-believe beach and slides connecting different floors (+ slideshow). More »
Adobe employees can play basketball and ping pong inside the software company's new mural-covered Utah campus by San Francisco-based designers Rapt Studio (+ movie). More »
Dezeen Wire: technology companies are moving from suburban office parks into cities, writes urban studies theorist Richard Florida in an article for the The Wall Street Journal.
Among the reasons he gives, Florida says that design is now central to the success of both software and hardware, and "design talent is overwhelmingly concentrated in big cities, with their leading design schools and multiple industries that draw upon such skills." More »
Dezeen Wire: following Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO of Apple yesterday, Jonathan Glancey summarises the company's influence on design for the Guardian, Cliff Kuang for Co.Design points to the hiring of British designer Jonathan Ive as Jobs' greatest moment and the Huffington Post poles readers on which Apple product best encapsulates "Jobs' design revolution."
Last week Dezeen featured Foster + Partners' design for the new Apple headquarters.
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