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Microsoft Envisioning Center

Redmond, Washington

Microsoft Envisioning Center

Redmond, Washington

  • Design Principal

    Alan Maskin

  • Principal

    Stephen Yamada-Heidner

Microsoft’s Envisioning Center is an 8,000 square foot immersive experience designed to showcase demonstrate and inspire key customers, partners and employees about innovative future experiences using Microsoft technologies, and how Microsoft technologies could seamlessly integrate into daily life, five to ten years from now.

Olson Kundig collaborated with Microsoft to develop the interior architecture—a flexible, yet permanent support infrastructure in which working physical environments representing home, work and “on-the-go” are presented. On-the-go, or the “third place,” is meant to represent spaces such as retail stores or restaurants, places other than work or home. Interior design by NBBJ.

Each zone can be easily reconfigured to allow for the inevitable changes in technology or desired approach to presentation. Alan Maskin

Team

Publications

2013

Tu, Janet I. “Honing Spaces of Future Homes.” The Seattle Times, 1 March 2013, A8-A9. Print.