Thursday, July 28, 2011

CONima Architects' latest project is in Bloomberg Businessweek

Our recent design for Innovation Endeavor's new Palo Alto office space was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek's article on the unconventional Venture Capital Firm funded by Google's executive chairman and former chief executive officer Eric Schmidt

The space was designed to be a continually evolving collaboration space that could be reconfigured in minutes for any situation. Every detail was done so that those in the space could see connection details and structural support for everything from the building structure, to the furniture, and that virtually every surface was a potential collaboration point; using such details as plexiglass walls which allow dry erase markers, and simultaneously make the interior wall structure visible.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 is LIVE!

After several partial redesigns, we finally redid our website. Please take a look at and see some of our more recent projects. We will also be adding additional updates in the coming weeks, but just couldn't wait to show off a little anymore! Also, PLEASE, PLEASE, your support and hit the facebook 'like' and '+1' to help spread the word.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Serious Energy select CONima Architects

CONima was recently selected for strategic planning, site acquisition, design, and project management services throughout North America.

We are proud to make our contribution towards green technologies and sustainable construction methods as part of the Serious Energy team.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Constructivism's reflection in the post millenium world

In design, inspiration is pulled from many places. A place you've been, a time in your life, a simple story. Lately, I've been feeling inspired by the contrasting geometry in Russian Constructivism. Below are a few images.

First is the cover of a book on construvist architecture from the British Library that focuses on the comparitive contrasts of the organic and mechanical using a human hand and compass. The overlay of the text is often important to emphasize the underlying geometry of the composition.

The next image is a propaganda poster by El Lissitzky entitled "Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge"
Also, see it's influence in an album cover from Franz Ferdinand.