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10-26-2011, 11:01 PM
The Yin and Yang of Team Disney in Orlando by Jeff Kober
Understanding how the use of positive and negative creates a unique place for Walt Disney World's corporate offices
Read it here (http://www.mouseplanet.com/9775/The_Yin_and_Yang_of_Team_Disney_in_Orlando)!
10-27-2011, 09:18 AM
Most of the "great" architects are just like this character. They design with NO regard for it's use. They design to be "cutting-edge" or "hip and trendy" and could care LESS about the people that are going to eventually use the building. This is true of Frank Lloyd Wright as well as whatever "flavor of the month" architect.
10-28-2011, 06:27 AM
This is a very good article.
10-28-2011, 12:11 PM
Nice article. Now I'd be interested in reading a "What else is housed in the attraction/shop/restaurant building?" article.
10-28-2011, 09:12 PM
In the book "Gehry Talks" when Gehry discusses the Team Disney building at Disneyland, he noted they wouldn't let him design the interiors, and noted they wouldn't let Isozaki do the interiors to the Disney World building either. It was probably related to cost--why spend the money on cubicles, when that money could go towards something guests see instead? While this article notes that Pixar goes out of the way to provide nice working spaces to its employees, the Team Disney buildings were built during the Eisner era, not the Pixar era.