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  • Mark Meadows

    Is the 32" tube TV below the deer head supposed to be retro?

  • Darshana Tatibandwale

    I feel the use of Natural and Organic Materials and Textures makes the ambience quite soothing and relaxing while the Bright Electric Hues provide Energy and Liveliness to the space. Such perfect blend is sure to boost the creative nerve in designers thus foster the creative output.

  • Arjan van Woensel

    Unbelievable for a company that does such crappy -- eh sorry -- understated UX design in their web services. What a discrepancy between what they want to be and what they actually are. This is soooo un-Google.

  • Justin Richardson

    That is so artistic and probably inspires creativity because of its complexity. This reminds me of (some) classical music: lively variations.

  • Chris Gregory

    Bradley, I couldn't agree with you more. It's one thing to have an extravagant office like this on the West Coast of the U.S, but it's another to have one in Israel. I can't even imagine how much could have been done to improve the neighborhood surrounding such a place. It's one thing to create a world away from home, but at what cost? I'm sure the employees who work here will be more than joyful to come to work each day (probably skipping into the building), but would such a contrast not create feelings of dysphoria or melancholy when having to return back to the world from which they came? Live like a King and forever tarnish a life of living like a peasant.

  • Bradley Urso

    I guess I'm probably going to be the only person not excited by this. The problem I have seeing this as good is that I grew up in Palestine/Israel. The main theme I see is in this office is extreme excess. I grew up in Jerusalem and played in junk yards with palestinian kids. We played soccer on the streets and dirt fields filled with rocks. Grass field were a novelty to me until I move to the U.S. I think it would be way cooler if google built refugee kids a decent place to play soccer. But I understand for me my view is going to be skewed by my own experiences. Don't people who have access to this amount of luxury/resources have some sort of responsibility to the extreme poor within a certain geographical proximity of themselves? I think this office is rad, but it would be good in my opinion if there were some sort of offset to this type of excess that empowered the disadvantaged because I'm sure none of the employees who will work there were disadvantaged themselves.

    • Yasha Wallin

      Really good point and thanks for sharing/putting this architecture in context to the land it stands on. You would hope that people who have access to this kind of luxury would take into account their neighbors who don't, but then we'd probably live in a more perfect world than we do. But just by raising this point brings awareness and discussion around it, and that's a good thing.

      • Bradley Urso

        Thanks for the understanding. When I reflected on the comment I made I started second guessing whether I was being too negative within the wrong space. As the post has much more to do with architecture and creativity than socioeconomic implications . People who use this sight are really open minded though. I appreciate the kind of discussion that facilitates. I really enjoy your postings Yasha.

    • Greta Anderson

      I think this is the only comment I can truly agree with! Although I see a lot of creativity and innovation in some of these spaces. It is simply excessive. Google's creative strength lies in simplicity, usability and function not stuff for stuff's sake. And in the placement of Israel/Palestine, it's just not necessary nor authentic to the greater context. Just water and electricity usage for this space will be abusing the area's limited resources. This is a sign of Google getting too big for it's own GOOD.

  • Lindsey Smith

    This office is beautifully designed! It would be cool if you needed a certain motivation, say a way to incorporate google+beaches and you could just go to the beach room for inspiration! Besides that, I think I am too curious and would wander off when taking a bathroom break... Props to the interior designer/architect/electrician/etc. for creating an extraordinary and unique building.

  • Mindy Nguyen

    Wow - this is amazing. It's like going on a new adventure in every room! Not sure about its effects on productivity, but it sure makes work more interesting and inspired.

  • Hannah Wasserman

    I think I would feel cool that I work in a fun/exciting looking office, so that may be a motivation-- but I think this one is way over the top. I would get distracted.

  • Zachary Slobig

    I don't know. It looks like the schizophrenic set of a reality television show. What happened to less is more?

  • Jen Chiou

    wow, that is beautiful. not sure if it enhances productivity, but it maybe makes you happier

  • Adele Peters

    Love it. I worked on a project with Zoogle (Google Zurich) a few years ago and always regretted not having the chance to visit their office, which is also full of slides. They had a fire pole, and one rule: don't bring your laptop when you slide down the pole.