My hubby works in the IAC building located at Chelsea, New York City. This December, I had been to his company's holiday party that took place in the building's lobby. After a couple of glasses of alcohol and socializing with his colleagues, I decided to venture out and check the design and architecture of this unique building.
The IAC (InterActiveCorp) building was built and completed in 2007 by Frank Gehry, a renowned Architect who built Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain. What distinguishes this building from the others, is the way it is shaped. Unlike other office buildings, IAC is not based on a rectangular geometric skeletal structure. When viewed from the North, the building looks like a glowing Yacht sailing towards the Hudson River. The Motif of "Yacht" was Barry Diller's idea. (The CEO of IAC)
The building is entirely made of glass. The White exterior is achieved by using custom designed f
The Lobby: I love the curvilinear seating. The video walls on the left are supposedly the largest in the world.
The cubicles were custom built and allow the light to pass through each and every work station. The nine-color palette blends warm and cool hues.
Finally, the Restrooms
Love this Bathroom. So colorful.
Some critics claim that Frank Gehry's IAC Project is no where comparable to his earlier accomplishments such as the Guggenheim in Spain, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Disney, LA.
I do agree with their stance, but at the same time, I also feel that Gehry has done a phenomenal job considering that this is an "Office building" and he had to abide by his Client's viewpoint.
Any comments? Are you a big fan of Frank Gehry? If so, how do you think he could have changed the construction & design of this building?