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Can you even believe this is the Google Engineering HQ for the London wing of this mega company? I certainly can. I mean come on this is tech haven and dream.. Calm down now readers this facility is only for the Google smarties but it doesn’t hurt to ogle. Oh, how i am ogling.

Designers,  Penson, has created this wonderful work environment where employees can lounge on sofas, draw on whiteboard walls, computer workstations, the offices include game rooms, music studios, lounge areas and an auditorium.

The offices also house studios for mobile web developers Android, containing electrically adjustable tables and magnetic walls.

Check out the cool and very geeky touches to the HQ, with Tron posters and Star Wars star fighters drawn on the wall.

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Here below is the press release:


PENSON “Strike 1” for Google Engineering HQ London

One of the world’s most up & coming architecture & interior design brands PENSON, has released their first project for Google engineers, in Buckingham Palace Road, London. This first release forms part of PENSON’s overall programme for Google, covering super cool office spaces for Googlers this year at Central Saint Giles & Belgrave House London.

This first release is a starship enterprise-come-space module-come space-city affair, which is shrewdly functional whilst laying down some really clever & fresh thinking workplace strategies. In summary it’s yet another brilliant to the point release by PENSON.

Henrique Penha of Google commented: “Working with the team at PENSON was a pleasure, they truly understood the functional and aesthetic attributes we were after when redesigning Google’s new engineering offices in London. Together, we pushed the ambition of the project into every phase, giving the Engineering teams in London a place to incubate and execute on numerous Google projects and products.”

The floor provides a mixture of spaces, gaming rooms, music studios, a park, coffee lab, flight pods, lounges, micro-kitchens, an amazing auditorium labelled Tech Talk & an abundance of very clever collaboration & working spaces.

Most walls across the space are magnetic white board laminates, which allow scribbles across the entire floor. In small or large nooks & crannies, Googlers collaborate in alone, in pairs or in spaces that can present casually to 100 people. It’s very clever, loose & natural in that the space works around Googlers & not the other way around. The laminates give a spacious glossy jointless feel. It’s simply fab.

Flight pods are a PENSON invention exclusively for Google. These pods solve a number of programme, landlord & technical matters in the interests of supersonic fit-out speeds. They also look amazing, solve acoustic issues & provide semi private slouching-come-formal seating opportunities that simply look & feel amazing. These are true kick off your shoes & meet spaces. The days of meeting rooms are perhaps numbered!

Knowing PENSON well, it’s of course no surprise to us that the Coffee Lab is in fact made from compressed sheets of spent fresh coffee shavings. Clever! The space overlooks the internal park, with music & gaming rooms creating a space with amazing acoustics for collaborative speeches or as per opening night an electronic violinist.

The space also covers the Android studio, which is responsible for development of all Android matters. The space has electrically adjustable studio tables for working whilst standing or collaborating at low-level. The space has magnetic walls throughout for pin-up presentations of software or new patents currently under development.

Corridors no longer exist through other clever ideas, which mean that footprint usage of the floor plate is maximised. Through shrewd space, planning using techniques that only PENSON seem to dream up, the floor has been totally max packed, however, the spaces feel incredibly loose & spacious. Large isles of walkways with inter-connecting orange lines create a joined-up approach, which breaks up floors. Floors alone are different here, again through PENSON’s young creative commercials.

Desking looks different & fully integrated into the space, thanks to that orange banding. 100% of the desks are fully height adjustable. Screens that divide, whilst allowing group wide social connection, are framed with self-illuminating perspex, which add zest.

Other aspects to the scheme which are also very well considered are acoustics, day-lighting, zoning & socialising. All of these things happen naturally in that the space works, its comfortable & relaxing.

Lee Penson founder of PENSON Groups says: “This project for Google underlines our position within the media & office sectors, not only exposing our supersonic design flair, but also our delivery capabilities. Handing over 300,000sq.ft for Google in less than a year from start to finish to this level of detail is no mean feat & as the remainder of the Google programme is released, the underline will simply get thicker! This is a good looking, functional, commercially & forward thinking project!

It’s a special place that presses all of the right buttons at all levels. Statistics, workplace strategies, styling, atmosphere & forward thinking for Google’s Googlers. Magic!

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An exhibition will be featured at the Milan Design Week. The interior decor is inspired be Tron: Legacy (hate it or love it, I enjoyed the movie). Designers and architects were sought out by the films creator, Disney with the help of DuPont, titling the project “Tron Designs Corian”.

Corian, the white material used mainly on countertops, with a mixture of electro-luminescence, gives that Tron feel.

I dig it. Would make an awesome addition to a nerd house.

Thanx to Nerd Society

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Wow! How cool is this… This extravagance can be found in an Hawaii Mansion. What an amazingly looking home theatre! I would so love to watch Star Wars in here.. Or any sci-fi film, except of course Star Trek (it sucks)…

Born Rich had this to say:

“The new range of home theater equipment has brought the cinematic experience of the movie halls into your living room. But for those who want to customize the whole experience, prefer to do it in style by turning their TV rooms into themed home theaters complete with state-of-the-art home-theater amenities. And once again a sci-fi-themed home theater takes the lead. Modern Home Systems, San Diego has customized this luxurious Star Wars-inspired home theater inside this roughly 10,000-square-foot estate in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The luxurious Star Wars theater set in a 20-by-14-foot space embeds the hi-fi technology to turn the reel life experience into real life experience, with a 107-inch Stewart Filmscreen display, life-size R2D2 and C3PO robots that talk, a three-dimensional fiber optic ceiling and a motorized pocket door entrance. The home theater room features two full racks of equipment that rotates 180 degrees for convenience of the homeowners.

Besides a dedicated sci-fi home theater, the main aim was to give uniformity of control and one-button access to each of the six TVs in the home to make it convenient for his kids to enjoy their sci-fi cinema right at the TV instead of having to go to a utility room to load in a DVD.”

Exuberance at its maximum.

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Tron Wars

Posted: February 8, 2011 by weldedgrass in Arts, Design, Film, Nerd Stuff
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These are pretty awesome renditions of the coolest father and son bounty hunter duo ever!

Via Nerdreactor

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Vintage

Posted: January 24, 2011 by weldedgrass in Design, Film
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Check out these awesome vintage posters.. If you wanna see more, check out Live For Films.

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