Slideshow by Matt Chaban
New Silicon Valley projects plug into innovative design
1400 views since January 27, 2010.
Get a link button for this slideshow »
Make and share your own slideshow »
1 of 9
Facebook's new headquarters by Studio O + A made improvements to an existing 1960s building in Palo Alto, such as brightly colored walls.
2 of 9
Some industry grit was kept, including exposed steel beams, though it was all lightened and made more playful.
3 of 9
Unlike the rather clean Facebook site, the HQ is full of color and pizazz.
4 of 9
eBay's new north San Jose campus by Valerio Dewalt Train is the company's first ground-up structure, and it strives for savvy office-park contextualism.
5 of 9
The large water feature on the building's glassed-in front facade is a departure from its more staid surroundings.
6 of 9
Just down Highway 101 is an affordable housing complex designed by Jerome King, the Fairways at San Antonio Court.
7 of 9
The project had to grapple with noise from the adjacent highway, and King's solution was a metal-clad sound wall with open-air hallways on the inside. "You could hear a pin drop," the designer said.
8 of 9
The Taube Koret Campus
The Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life by Steinberg Architects, is a town-within-a-town.
9 of 9
The campus includes 193 apartments for seniors, a gym, community facilities, and a performance hall, all centered around lush open space.