“From the very beginning, I’ve protested the idea that an office headquarters, whether it’s mega or micro, is only about work. It’s about lifestyle.” Norman Foster, the architect who designed the new Apple’s Campus2.
An architect’s approach to design and building things are ideally suited for startups. An interesting point of view. I am sure my David Galbraith would agree. [Jude Fulton, Recovering Architect.]
A former San Franciscan living in Barcelona, Dani Z writes: Cities are like systems, encouraging and shaping behavior by creating situations which are taken for granted and eventually perceived as ordinary, even obvious. Barcelona creates a framework that encourages easy socialization: cheap, delightful and plentiful restaurants and cafes, a high density, relatively compact city, walking routes … Continue reading Does city & urban design influence happiness?