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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Chutes (No Ladders)

Part of Jump Studios' design for the Red Bull Headquarters is a slide that connects two of the levels in the three-story conversion of a 19th-century building in London. Not sure if it will catch on as an "architectural element," but its inclusion in the offices for a beverage company that "prides itself on the vast array of adrenalin sports it is actively involved in" is highly appropriate.

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[Red Bull HQ | image source]

5 comments:

  1. wonder if there will be a constant line-up to get up the stairs next to the slide.

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  2. Seems "playground." Adds no aesthetic, provides no appropriate value, either to the building or for fitness. See no reason for considering it again.

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  3. I value happiness. And sliding makes me happy.

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  4. I like the clean, crisp lines versus the smooth, wavy slides. I like the dark versus light, the shapes and patterns. I think it's a really great example of Architecture reflecting personality/ reputation (for pushing the limits) rather than a corporate identity. Very good entry!

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