The new Google LA office is located at the former Chiat/Day Building, commonly called the Binoculars Building for an obvious reason. It was designed by Frank Gehry, whose next project in Los Angeles was the Disney Concert Hall.
One of the striking features of the office is this large copper staircase. It casts a beautiful glowing light all around as the sun shines through the skylights above
A big open cafe area opens up to the outdoor patio area. Behind the sharply angled wooden walls are work areas
There's art displayed all over the building, including this dedicated gallery space
The chalk tunnel has been inaugurated with some art already. The graffiti is particularly fitting for Venice, an LA neighborhood
There's a broad catwalk on the second floor
The Eames meeting room is built with glass walls all around and just a single walkway connecting to it, giving it a floating, isolated feel.
A common room with a very summery feel
These metal sculptures also serve as parking areas for the Google bicycles
Google opening party
The reception desk is a tangled tree sculpture
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at google office opening
The mayor got to chat with the Street View team and check out their nifty trike
Thomas Williams, the director of the LA office, gives a welcome speech outside
Work stations from above
A wooden chandelier hangs from the ceiling in the game room