Palm Pre Experience goes up in Glendale, looks all cool and modern
Architectural buffs rejoice, the “sea of umbrellas” metaphor used to describe the Palm Pre Experience centers to be put in at The Grove and The Americana at Brand shopping centers in Los Angeles looks to have been a bit of an exaggeration. There are umbrellas, to be sure, and they’re large and orange, and sure to attract attention. But the main space of the Palm Pre Experience is a 240 square foot version of the itHouse, designed by Taalman Koch.
The simple design allowed for modular off-site fabrication and the whole thing was assembled in less than twelve hours in the middle of The Americana at Brand. A few details of the structure: the floors are made of redwood and the roof was constructed of galvanized steel with super-efficient R19 insulation. So, it looks cool, and thermally is probably quite cool, but is it ‘cool’? If any of you happen to be in the Glendale area and swing over to the Palm Pre Experience, feel free to drop us a note!
[via: PalmPre Twit]
Thanks to Phillipe for the tip!
A couple more shots after the break
UPDATE: Palm has posted more pictures of the Palm Pre Experience on their official blog.