Blurring the line between buildings and nature, Google is set to change the world of architecture with their newly designed campus. Imagine being a City Council member in Mountain View, California and being charged with reviewing the plans.
Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and Thomas Heatherwick, large translucent canopies will cover the sites. Inside Google will use movable walls to construct the buildings; allowing buildings to change shape as they develop new and innovative products. Inside the canopies, the sites will be beautifully landscaped with pathways, trees, gardens, bridges and cafes.
“Instead of constructing immoveable concrete buildings, we’ll create lightweight block-like structures which can be moved around easily as we invest in new product areas,” David Radcliffe, Google’s vice president of real estate, said in a blog post Friday. “Large translucent canopies will cover each site, controlling the climate inside yet letting in light and air.”
For a first-hand look, check out their video here – its beyond fascinating!