Thomas J.Watson Research Center

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This building, designed by Eero Saarinen, houses the  headquarters for the IBM research center. This is stationed in Yorktown Heights, New York. The front of the building is in the shape of a semicircle with glass windows. I have observed that Saarinen has a love for curvatures. It is very rare to see plain vertical/horizontal lines in his design.

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This building isn’t as lavish as some of is other works I have written about, however, I think this is still worthy of some praise. I think the buildings humble design compliments its purpose of providing an office space to promote creativity.

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This building kind of reminds Devon Energy Hall here on campus. Both of their exterior is simple and clean without any extra bits catching the eye. The interior is also simple with its clean straight lines an it’s symmetry. It is well lit to to provide a feeling of openness. Despite it’s simplicity, I believe it is a great office space. Might not me the ideal design for some, but I truly enjoy it.

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