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Microblogging site Tumblr (Think of it as Twitter on steroids) is making a lot of news of late. After steadily growing their userbase, acquiring millions in funding recently and strengthening their brand at fashion events, they are now adding a new office in Richmond(state capital of Virginia in US). The building they are set to occupy is a 40,000 square feet historic warehouse colorfully revamped by architecture practice 3North.
These are images of the interiors of the building where Tumblr is to set up shop.
Although the footprint of the historic warehouse aligns with modern office building standards, the design emphatically avoids the typical building core diagram by pushing service spaces to one edge. This allows for an open and flexible floor plan which emphasizes both the scale of the space and the connectedness of the tenants. In addition, this approach creates a central circulation route which encourages interaction and organizes shared spaces such as reception, an informal lounge, and a large, multi-media conference room.
Here are a couple of snaps from Tumblr’s current headquarters in New York.
Founder David Karp on the left there.
And if you are on Tumblr, we thought this might be a good time to request you to follow us there! :)
Hmmm.. these ever expanding offices of web startups. DéjÃ vu, anyone?
Image Courtesy: Mashable, Fred Seibert 3North