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Google's Proposal for North Bayshore

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Google's plans for its new offices are extraordinary.

Instead of constructing immoveable concrete buildings, we’ll create lightweight block-like structures which can be moved around easily as we invest in new product areas.

Our self-driving car team, for example, has very different needs when it comes to office space from our Search engineers.

They can reconfigure their buildings like giant LEGOS!

The video is long (10 minutes) but fascinating.

They're trying to convert the sea of parking lots into natural landscapes. 

They're talking about flexibility of city design.

Blurring the outside world and the inside world.

The reasoning behind the giant flexible translucent canopies covering the spaces: Climate control.

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