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In that Billy Wilder film, in which Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine do their best to negotiate the Byzantine patriarchy of a Manhattan insurance company, the power structure is written all over the floor plan: Human drones fill rows of identical metal desks arranged in a tight grid contained by glass-walled executive offices for men, of course.
But the workplace TPG Architecture recently devised for the New York branch of the Bermuda-based insurance provider Argo Group is airy and modular, with an emphasis on collaborative areas. A terrace with views of the High Line and landscaping inspired by itplus a new penthouse, bring the total square footage to an audacious 45, square feet.
Photography by Eric Laignel. Fiechter is talking about Mark E. An expiring lease meant Argo had just nine months to locate and build a new home. He urged the client to take a page from, of all companies, U-Haul.
In New York, the reception area references the concrete jungle through pressed-concrete paneling and a first glimpse of the existing concrete flooring, now polished.
Jazzy LED strips surround the elevators. To the west, meeting areas are composed of mobile ottomans, generous armchairs, and golden drum tables, and simple circular pendant fixtures bring to mind a more perfect version of the warm halo of streetlights.
Screens of perforated blackened steel form walls, including those for booths outfitted with monitors to communicate with the myriad satellite offices.
Modular workstations are illuminated by LED downlights that cast a soft brightness. One floor up, the executive offices include one for Watson that doubles as the innovation lounge. His own Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs and Isamu Noguchi table are available for anyone seeking a private place to think; his personal desk is tucked discretely around the corner.
Gone are the overstuffed leather wingbacks. A modular glass wall creates more conference rooms in the fifth-floor penthouse. But the steel-and-greenery aesthetic there is totally of today—not to mention the wireless connection, so the terrace can double as an alfresco work space.
Call it insuring the brand. Four Daughters; Millwork Fabricators:Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA. Founder. Vishaan Chakrabarti,FAIA, is a registered architect and the founder of PAU.
Simultaneously, Vishaan is an Associate Professor of Practice at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP), where he teaches architectural design studios and seminars on urbanism.
Interior Design Senior Thesis Exhibition: Place Making Space Becomes Place — Opens The Interior Design Department presents the thesis projects from the program completed during the spring of The task of the Thesis Studio class members was to create experiences of place.
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Image Gallery for Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design | MIAD. “The Senior Thesis Exhibition is a comprehensive expression of what the students have learned in Interior Design,” said Kathy Weidenboerner, chair of the department.
“The number one thing that employers will look for in a portfolio is the senior project because it’s a . Interior Design is more than merely creating a space; it’s about generating emotions. Through design, you can completely change the way one feels. For me, design is all about creating a space that people can connect with emotionally and physically.