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Qihoo 360′s Office Has Floating Cloud-Like Meeting Rooms and Spiraling Slides!

Posted By Lori Zimmer On May 24, 2013 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | No Comments

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Qihoo 360 Technology [7]’s new headquarters consists of three circular pods arranged around a central multi-level atrium that provides a connection between each of the floors. The circular pods [8] can be used as meeting rooms or spaces for private brainstorming, and they are accessible by ladder or ramp on the first and second floors. A metal slide shoots out into the atrium from the second floor, giving quick (and fun) access to the pods and meeting areas on the ground floor.

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The interior’s material palette features environmentally friendly bamboo and strawboard [9], which is an agricultural bi-product. Strawboard is a chemical-free material that is made by compacting wheat straw with a hot press. Strawboard can be used as an alternative to wood, which helps fight against deforestation.

The office also features a climbing wall and an inflatable castle for employees to recharge their creative juices. David Ho’s design combines healthy, flexible work spaces [10] with sustainable materials and building strategies.

+ edg Corporation [4]

Via Contemporist [11]

Images ©David Ho


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: http://inhabitat.com/qihoo-360s-headquarters-features-elevated-orb-meeting-areas-accessible-by-slide/qihoo-360-technology-edg-corporation-2/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/qihoo-360s-headquarters-features-elevated-orb-meeting-areas-accessible-by-slide/david-ho-qihoo360-2/?extend=1

[3] Qihoo 360 Technology: http://ir.360.cn/phoenix.zhtml?c=243376&p=irol-IRHome

[4] edg Corporation: http://www.edg.com.cn/

[5] sprawling workspace: http://inhabitat.com/mvrdv-completes-transformation-of-dijon-factory-to-innovative-flexible-workspace/

[6] bamboo: http://inhabitat.com/tag/bamboo/

[7] Qihoo 360 Technology: http://ir.360.cn/phoenix.zhtml?c=243376&p=irol-IRHome

[8] circular pods: http://inhabitat.com/lofty-tree-pod-dining-at-the-soneva-kiri-resort-thailand/

[9] strawboard: http://inhabitat.com/prefab-friday-straw-bale-meets-factory-built-in-switzerland/

[10] flexible work spaces: http://inhabitat.com/suivez-le-guide-redefines-flexible-workspace-with-movable-modules/

[11] Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2013/05/22/qihoo-360-headquarters-by-david-ho/

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