The Scott Visitor Center at the Boy Scout Summit Reserve in the mountains of West Virginia is the point of entry to the 10,000-acre high adventure camp—a veritable Mecca for Scouts. The architecture of the building itself, by Lake|Flato architects, reached the perfect balance between the rugged elegance of old lodges and camp buildings and something more contemporary feeling–expressed in one way by an undulating roofline supported by hand-hewn tree trunks.
Bloomberg is upgrading many of it global offices to the perfect intersection between the Bloomberg brand and the specific location—including the architecture of the space, the journalistic activities happening there and then the backdrop of the location.
For their new tech hub in San Francisco, Bloomberg wanted to create a space that embodied their status as an established and innovative technology company. There would be no ping-pong tables, silkscreened inspirational posters or playroom-inspired spaces. Bloomberg is not a start-up, but a mature leader in the technology space. The Tech Hub is a laboratory of science and art. Its occupants take financial data and create new uses and applications for it.
Adam Brodsley cofounded Volume Inc. at the dawn of the new millennium (which admittedly sounds like a long time ago) and has since served as Principal and Creative Director. His broad range of expertise and experience is connected by the desire to engage people through the power of design, whatever the method, whatever the medium but especially in the physical world we inhabit.
How do you make an exhibit on sustainability as much fun as zip-lining? At the Boy Scouts adventure camp in West Virginia, a new five-story treehouse makes conservation cool.
When the Boy Scouts of America decided to build a five-story treehouse at its new 10,000+ acre high-adventure camp in West Virginia, the goal was to create a living model reaffirming its conservation heritage.
When the Boy Scouts of America decided to build a five-story treehouse at its new 10,000+ acre high-adventure camp in West Virginia, the goal was to create a living model reaffirming its conservation heritage and to inspire scouts to be good stewards of the environment.
Exhibits at the new California Academy of Sciences give the time-honored specimen box a contemporary—and sustainable—spin.
Imagine receiving the following creative brief:
"Collaborate with a Pritzker Prize-winning architect, evolutionary biologists and ecologists, and the staff of a 157-year-old acclaimed research institution to create a new generation of sustainable exhibition design for a space bathed in natural light and without walls, in the middle of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco."
At the Renzo Piano-designed California Academy of Sciences’ new home, the Islands of Evolution exhibit examines the Academy’s various expeditions and research in the Galápagos and Madagascar with a focus on evolution. Volume Inc. co-opted the scientific specimen box as a method of organizing content and gave it a contemporary spin, allowing for varied and compelling arrangements of different kinds of information.