The Googleplex Gets a “Transparent” Expansion

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Google has jumped on the showpiece architecture bandwagon with a proposed new building in Mountain View designed by hotshot young European architects Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels. Google says the mammoth space will be innovative and open. But how transparent can a tech company be? And is the retro see-through structure even realizable?

DnA talks to Brooke Hodge, Deputy Director of Cooper-Hewitt, Oliver Wainwright, architecture critic for The Guardian, and Clive Wilkinson, architect of an earlier Googleplex.