64North to Construct “Sparkling” Palo Alto Pedestrian Bridge Over Highway 101

Courtesy of the City of Palo Alto

64 North, HNTB Engineering, Bionic Landscape Architecture and sculptor Ned Kahn have been chosen by the City of Palo Alto to realized a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the 14-lane Highway 101 at Adobe Creek. Their winning proposal, “Confluence” will connect residential and commercial areas in south Palo Alto to the Baylands Nature Preserve and the regional Bay Trail network.

Read on for more information and a video about the design. 

Skype HQ / Design Blitz

© Hoffman Chrisman & Matthew Millman

Architects: Design Blitz
Location: 3210 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304,
Area: 54000.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Hoffman Chrisman & Matthew Millman

TP-H Residence / Jermyn Manthripragada

© Lucas Fladzinski

Architects: Jermyn Manthripragada
Location: Palo Alto, ,
Design Team: Alex Jermyn, Ajay Manthripragada
Area: 1100.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lucas Fladzinski

Freidenrich Center for Translational Research / WRNS Studio

© Bruce Damonte

Architects: WRNS Studio
Location: , CA, United States
Design Team: Kyle Elliott, John Ruffo, Li Kuo, George Klumb, Bryan Shiles, Lih-Chuin Loh, Cathy Barrett, Mette Shenker, Stephanie Hebert
Area: 30,690 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Bruce Damonte

AOL Offices / Studio O + A

© Jasper Sanidad

Architects: Studio O + A
Location: , , USA
Project area: 73,024 sqf
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Jasper Sanidad

Facebook Offices / O+A Studio


A few weeks ago we presented you photos from architectural offices that our readers shared through Facebook. And now, we bring to you the Facebook offices in , designed by Studio O+A.

Studio O+A is a San Francisco based practice, founded by Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander during the dot-com boom of the early 1990s, bringing quality design to start-ups and venture firms at .

I wish ArchDaily was big enough to require such facilities… the interior space is amazing, specially the open working areas and several small meeting/working/relaxing spaces here and there, that reflect the spirit of collaboration inside Facebook.

Architect’s description and more photos after the break: