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Skype HQ in California by Design Blitz

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Article source: Design Blitz

Skype’s primary goal was to create a world-class o”ce that would di!erentiate them from their Bay Area competitors in the recruitment of talent. Their new space not only had to be a design statement that reflected their modern but fun personality, but it also had to meet very specific acoustic requirements to support the company’s extensive use of AV. Skype hired Design Blitz architects to design their new North American headquarters on an aggressive budget and schedule. Despite being one of several new o”ces that year for Skype, the completed project ultimately became the standard for the international communications company and also achieved LEED Silver certification.

Image Courtesy © Ho!manChrisman & Matthew Millman

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: Skype HQ
  • Location: Palo Alto, California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Ho!manChrisman & Matthew Millman
  • Size: 54,000 SF
  • Completion: 2010
  • Software used: Revit and Sketchup

NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR GAMESA EOLIC in Pamplona, Spain by Vaillo + Irigaray Architects

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Article source: Vaillo + Irigaray Architects.    


Gamesa is a multinational company engaged in the manufacture and maintenance of wind turbines for green energy production.

The building is situated in a micro-suburban landscape into a business park. This technology park is characterized by an implantation of buildings in isolation, in a green environment.

Surrounded by road links, the project responds as a great infraestructural landmark, as a large transparent tank. An autonomous geometry floating on a green hillside.

Image Courtesy © Rubén Pérez Bescós

  • Architects: Vaillo + Irigaray Architects
  • Location: Pamplona, Spain
  • Photography: Rubén Pérez Bescós
  • Work team: Javier Gil, architect, Lucía Astrain, architect, Iñigo Beguiristain, architect, Juan Carlos de la Iglesia, Ángel Álvarez, Oscar Martínez, Isabel Franco
  • Quantity surveyor: Jorge Visiers Elizaicín
  • Structural engineering: OPERA INGENIERÍA, Raúl Escrivá Peyró, Civil Engineer
  • Engineering: NAVEN Ingenieros – José María Moro, INGENIERÍA PROYECTOS NAVARRA, S.l.
  • Developer: VDR
  • Contractor: VDR
  • Surface: 10.675 m2
  • Project: February 2011
  • Starting date: July 2011

COLAS – Company Headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux, PARIS by IAD

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Article source: IAD

The aforementioned definition of [HEADQUARTERS] leads us straight to the very heart of this project, to the strategic reason of why the COLAS Group initiated the process to construct a building that will in its every shape and form, be in line with the values that the company has lived by and conveyed to others, ever since it was founded back in 1929: Ethics | Security | Human Resource Management | Respect for the Environment | Profitable Growth | Innovation | Social Responsibility | Culture

Image Courtesy © IAD

  • Architects: IAD
  • Project: COLAS – Company Headquarters
  • Location: Issy-les-Moulineaux, PARIS
  • Developer: BOUYGUES Immobilier
  • Built Floor area: 7,944 sq m
  • Leaseable Area: 7,542 sq m
  • Below Ground Area: 6,474 sq m
  • Design Stage: May 2012 

Total Area

  • 14,418 [EU1] sq m 7 floors
  • Approx. 400 workstations.
  • 220 parking spaces


  • Rafael de La-Hoz: Design Lead [H. Berenguer, F. Arevalo]

One Workplace in Santa Clara, California by Design Blitz

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Article source: Design Blitz

The One Workplace Headquarters project was a unique opportunity for both One Workplace and for Design Blitz. One Workplace is the largest furniture dealer in Northern California and the single source for Steelcase furniture in the San Francisco Bay Area. The ambitious directive was to re-define the architectural standard not only of the company, but also of the showroom experience itself and create a bleeding edge, world-class workplace that serves both employees and customers alike. One Workplace had already shifted the industry paradigm of sales and showrooms away from a transactional experience to one of collaboration and partnership.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte, THE BOOMERANG

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: One Workplace
  • Location: Santa Clara, California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Design Team: Seth Hanley, Project Architect, Melissa Wallin, Lead Designer, Chris Baumbach, Architect, Amanda Eckes  Designer
  • Completion Date: May 2013
  • Size: 35,000 SF


Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: Juan M. Otxotorena Elizegi

The new building is the definite headquarters of the Faculty of Economy and Business; it has a large provision of classrooms and rooms available for the increase in the teaching possibilities of the University, adapted to its evolution. It is located in the Pamplona campus and it is next to the current Law building, with which it is connected by means of different accesses in the East and South façades.

Image Courtesy © José Manuel Cutillas

  • Architects: Juan M. Otxotorena Elizegi
  • Location: Navarre, SPAIN
  • Photography: Juan Rodríguez, Pedro Pegenaute, José Manuel Cutillas, Rubén Pérez Bescós
  • Collaborators architects: Gloria Herrera, Catalina Delgado, Jorge Ortega
  • Project quantity surveyors: Isabelino Río, Ignacio Quintana
  • Construction quantity surveyors:  Gorka Visiers, Ignacio Quintana, Óscar Lacruz
  • Structure engineering: José Ignacio Etayo, arquitecto FS Estructuras S.L. (Fernando Sarría, arquitecto)
  • Promoter: University of Navarra
  • Construction company: VDR Constructions
  • Total area:  15.529,60 m2
  • Budget: 13.124.022,75 €
  • Project date: April 2010
  • Construction date:  April 2012


Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Article source: Kadawittfeldarchitektur

BRIEF Car dealership with a garage and showroom | ADDED VALUE In order to arrange the spatial program on this limited lot, all the functions are piled on top of one another, linked by navigable ramps and united under one roof. The vertical reorganization of a car dealership typology provides many advantages over conventional horizontally-organized car dealerships: via the ramps, the client can drive directly to either the garage or the salesroom where the cars are presented to the outside without reflective glass.

Image Courtesy © Angelo Kaunat, kadawittfeldarchitektur

  • Architects: Kadawittfeldarchitektur
  • Photography: Angelo Kaunat, Gerhard Hagen,  Andreas Körner, kadawittfeldarchitektur
  • Typology: commercial building
  • Construction volume gfa: 41.550m ²
  • Cubature: 170.550 m³
  • Client: RKS Autozubehör Handels GmbH

Headquarters Schlaich Bergermann und Partner in Stuttgart, Germany by Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Article source: Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH

schlaich Bergermann und partner is an engineering firm with a global reputation, known above all for its stadiums, bridges and energy concepts. The firm has offices in Berlin, New York and São Paulo in addition to its main company headquarters in Stuttgart. The Stuttgart team of 110 employees used to be based in two different locations. The relocation of the entire company to a fully redeveloped, seven-storey office block dating from the 1970s pursued the goal of reuniting the team under one roof. The building is prominently located at a busy crossroads in the urban district of West Stuttgart. The offices of schlaich bergermann und partner occupy six floors of the building.

Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun

  • Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH
  • Project: Headquarters  Schlaich Bergermann und Partner
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Photography: Zooey Braun

Banco Popular Headquarters in Madrid, Spain by Arquitectos Ayala

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Article source: Arquitectos Ayala

We initially conceive the project as a whole extending from plot to plot in a way which users and visitors experience as natural and easily recognizable. Thus we suggested building a series office blocks which would form an interwoven whole. The other option, a single large building, was discarded to make room for a more versatile, flexible and domestic option. In this sense we prefer here to work around a formula rather than a form, taking as starting point a typological approach rather than an image.

Image courtesy Arquitectos Ayala 

  • Architects: Arquitectos Ayala
  • Project: Banco Popular Headquarters Abelias Street
  • Location: Abelias Street, Madrid, Spain

Afip Headquarters in Pehuajó, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina by Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: Alberto Varas  &  Asociados, arquitectos

New offices for a public institution had to be housed into an old existing structure. When placed inside a container that had been thought for different purposes it was an important condition to achieve  a flexible functionality for public offices that  would comply with   present  technology requirements  for this kind of use and still embody  the representational level of  public architecture that  was claimed by the theme .

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

  • Architects: Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos
  • Project: Afip Headquarters in Pehuajó
  • Location: Pehuajó, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project date: 2005
  • Construction date: 2006 / 2007


ENI Exploration & Production Headquarters in San Donato Milanese, Italy by Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei

The site is located in ‘area of’ ex-industrial complex in Metanopoli, the first settlement ENI, created in San Donato Milanese, near Milan. With this new project is desired for a character functional, dynamic, communicative and identity, which encompasses the values and potentials of ENI.

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei

  • Architects: Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei
  • Project: ENI Exploration & Production Headquarters
  • Location: San Donato Milanese, Italy
  • Program: four office buildings
  • Client: ENI spa
  • Competition dates: February – September 2011
  • Design team: Takeshi Miura, Alessandra De Stefani, Roberto Balduzzi, Takatoshi Oki, Francesca Chezzi, Paolo Evolvi, Elisabetta Borgiotti, Stefano Bergagna, Pietro Bertozzi, Chiara Zandri, Vincenzo Carapellese / Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Structure project: Aldo Bottini, Sergio Sgambati, Alessandra Izzo, Stefano Rocca, Chiara Naldi / BMS
  • Plants project: Mauro Strada, Pierpaolo Bortolami, Simone Cappelletti, Simone Perin, Chiara Tavani / STEAM
  • Fireplants project: Simone Cappelletti, Simone Perin / STEAM
  • Landscape design: Stefan Tisher, Laura Gatti
  • Rendering CG: Miller Hare Limited
  • Model: Maurizio Meroni, Costanza Calvetti / ONEOFF
  • Project developed: schematic design
  • Project area: 72.686 smq
  • Construction cost: Euro 136.574.735,00


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