Renovated Adobe headquarters channels design giants creative energy

March 5, 2018 by  
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When it came time to renovate creative software powerhouse Adobe’s headquarters in San Jose, it was abundantly clear that creativity and color would be central to the renovation. The firm tapped Gensler for the artful 143,000-square-foot redesign that’s sensitive to the environment and pays homage to the San Jose community. An artistic approach was applied throughout the building that’s furnished with locally made decor, emphasizes open and collaborative working environments, and offers a dazzling array of perks. Completed last year, Adobe’s newly renovated headquarters features new open workspaces, gathering areas, outdoor work areas, creative conference rooms, and amenities. The building houses 2,500 employees who have access to impressive perks that include a free onsite wellness center with fitness classes, meditation room, massage area, numerous and diverse eating options, on-site auto maintenance, dry cleaning, bicycle repair and rental, and open workspaces that embrace the indoor-outdoor experience. Natural light, outdoor access, and indoor greenery like the community garden and green wall highlight healthy working environments. Related: Adobe’s 410 Townsend is a Collaborative LEED Silver Office in San Francisco Adobe, which moved its headquarters to San Jose in 1994, is now the largest tech firm in the downtown core. To celebrate the community and the city’s agricultural past, the Adobe headquarters is decorated with locally made rugs, furniture, and decor. The building’s Palettes cafe takes inspiration from the region’s orchard history with its green design and A-shaped art installation built of locally sourced orchard crates. Bright splashes of color and art installation point to the firm’s creative and innovative spirit. + Gensler Via ArchDaily Images © Emily Hagopian Photography

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In San Jose, Purchase a Net Zero Home and Get a Free Tesla

June 26, 2013 by  
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If the American Dream is to own your own home with a car in the driveway, then a real estate agent in San Jose has quite possibly created the American Fantasy. Anyone willing to put down $1.35 million for a home in the Willow Glen neighborhood will also receive a Tesla Model S sedan . The listing agent has drawn a lot of attention to the four bedroom, three bathroom house with the promise of the electric vehicle, and to top it all off, the home was given a green makeover in February by SIDCO Home s (Sustainable Innovative Design & Construction). Read the rest of In San Jose, Purchase a Net Zero Home and Get a Free Tesla Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , electric sedan , energy star appliances , kgo-tv , mohan mahal , morris williams realty , net zero home , san jose , sidco homes , tesla model-s , willow glen        

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Tiny Papercraft Millennium Falcon is Only Half an Inch Long!

March 21, 2013 by  
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Little origami Yoda can now stand in good papercraft company , as sculptor David Canavese has created a miniscule half-inch Millennium Falcon! The San Jose-based artist took eight hours to complete the incredibly detailed miniature using only paper, glue, and the skill of a Jedi. He has also created other Star Wars ships, including a Blockade Runner that took almost a week to finish. Take a journey to his website and transport yourself to another galaxy far, far away. + OtherLife Via Geekologie Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: david canavese , millennium falcon , miniature , model , origami , otherlife , Paper , PaperCraft , san jose , star wars , yoda

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Silicon Valley at Significant Risk of Sea Level Rise Due to Climate Change

December 31, 2012 by  
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Silicon Valley office building photo from Shutterstock Even the Internet is not immune to the effects of climate change . Many of the world’s most famous tech giants, such as Facebook , Oracle, Google , Intel, and LinkedIn are at risk of flooding due to rising seas. A recent piece by Scientific American’s ClimateWire detailed the risks that companies face from global warming. Many areas of Silicon Valley are below sea level and close to the water, and a number facilities are vulnerable to fluctuating coastlines. Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, San Jose and the iconic Highway 1 could all be subject to massive flooding in the near future. Despite the threat of soggy facilities, Silicon Valley’s biggest names have been mostly silent as to plans of how to deal with the rising Pacific. Read the rest of Silicon Valley at Significant Risk of Sea Level Rise Due to Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Army Corps of Engineers , Climate Change , climatewire , Facebook , global warming , Google , highway 1 , intel , internet , LinkedIn , mike mielke , oracle , Pacific , palo alto , san francisco bay , san jose , santa clara , scientific american , sea level rise , sen dianne feinstein , silicon valley , silicon valley leadership group , sunnyvale , valley of heart’s delight

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XMS MissileToe: Recycled Christmas Tree Rocket Shoots for the Stars

December 31, 2012 by  
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We’ve shared lots of great ways to compost, recycle or reuse your old Christmas tree – but blasting it off into space never crossed our mind. Two DIY ’ers have decided to “reuse” their Christmas tree by turning it into a rocket and launching it skyward. The already shedding tree was sent 120 feet into the air, revealing its unexpected aerodynamic properties. Read the rest of XMS MissileToe: Recycled Christmas Tree Rocket Shoots for the Stars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: christmas tree recycling , Christmas tree reuse , Christmas Tree Rocketry , holiday recycling , Rocket Christmas Tree , rocket-powered Christmas tree , XMS MissileToe

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Coral Reef-Inspired ColoniaTecne Pavilion Spies on Visitors With an LED Display

December 5, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Coral Reef-Inspired ColoniaTecne Pavilion Spies on Visitors With an LED Display Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biomimicry , BIOS Design Collective , coloniatecne , coral reef , eco lighting , environmental monitors , green design , green lighting , LED lighting , LED lights , nature inspired design , pavilion , san jose , spy network , sustainable design , temporary pavilion

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Awesome Green Gifts For Under $20!

December 5, 2012 by  
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Strapped for cash, but still want to WOW everyone with your gift offerings? Shop our Green Gifts Under $20 Guide ! Whether you’re shopping for your mom, dad, siblings, better half, kids, friends or co-workers, our Under $20 Guide is filled with beautifully-designed yet wallet-friendly offerings you can peruse right from the comfort of your own home – so click here to check it out. GIFTS UNDER $20 > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Black Friday , black friday deals , eco christmas , eco friendly gifts under $20 , eco friendly presents , eco friendly presents under $20 , eco holiday , eco xmas , eco-friendly gifts , environmentally friendly gifts , environmentally friendly presents , gifts under $20 , green christmas , green gift guide , green gifts under $20 , green holiday , green holiday gift guide , green presents , green xmas , presents under $20

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Vo Trong Nghia’s Modern Blue Stone House Sports a Rising Green Roof in Viet Nam

December 5, 2012 by  
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Adobe Installs A Dozen Bloom Boxes

September 29, 2010 by  
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Adobe , the company behind Flash Player and Adobe Reader, has always been a supporter of renewable energy – remember when they installed a wind farm at their  headquarters in San Jose ? Well now they’ve taken another huge sustainable step by installing a dozen 100kw Bloom Energy Servers (aka ‘ Bloom boxes ’) to handle up to one-third of the entire electricity consumption of the their headquarters, which includes three high-rises and a parking structure. Read the rest of Adobe Installs A Dozen Bloom Boxes http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , adobe systems , alternative energy , bloom energy , business , Electricity , fossil fuel emissions , fuel cells , greenhouse gases , hydrogen , landfills , Living , methane gas , natural gas , oxide fuel cell , renewable energy , san jose , silicon valley , Windspire Energy

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