Airbnb  |  The Standing Landing


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The Standing Landing, 2014

A work area and team hum with lockable storage, integrated power/data and room to put your stuff. Developed in concert with Airbnb's super-talented design team and engineered to be cost-effective, material efficient and quick to produce.

 
 
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Typology

In a work environment that is conceived as habitable landscape, the Standing Landing amounts to a base camp. It represents a new furniture type for a new way of organizing the work; one that allows an underlying organizational structure that is both subtly grounding and flexible all the same.

 
 
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Process

Developing a piece without precedent is an inherently iterative process. In the course of five weeks, a total of four successive prototypes were produced for these ends, mediating the interests of the visionary designers, the code-conscious architects, the big-time contractors and associated trades. With experience that spans all of these disciplines, SuperFab was a natural fit to facilitate this process.

 
 
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PRODUCTION

To date, we've produced Standing Landings for multiple sites in Portland and Airbnb's San Francisco Headquarters, as well. The work concept (coined "Belong Anywhere") has been a resounding success within the company and its ongoing deployment provides the opportunity to implement subtle refinements with each generation. As ever, the good work goes on.

 

STANDING LANDING

PROJECT TEAM
Andy Powell, Dave Collins + Aaron Taylor Harvey, Rachael Yu (airbnb)

SUPPORT
Nicholas Musso, Alex Pierro, Joshua Raines, Hart Migdal, Francesco Cupulo, Travis Edgar, Kevin Nagler, Jay Watts, Eric Robison

ARCHITECT
Boora Architects

PHOTOS
Jeremy Bittermann, Andy Powell, Jaclynn Fronczak

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