Netflix’s Headquarters’ design is warm modernism at a human scale. The two buildings, total 241,000 square feet, are connected by a slender bridge located mid-air, thus preserving their identities as individual structures.
The large gardens define the general experience of this project as a place. Mature redwood trees ranging from 40' to 100' add to the bucolic character of the complex.
The enclosure showcases tastefully what building technology can do to convey beauty in the world of tectonics. Layering, extrusion, and interlocking of volumes are three prime design techniques adopted to let natural light reveal the architecture to its full glow. The buildings are designed to be delicate and genteel and showcase natural light. The tripartite facade has the imaginative interplay of aluminum fins, deep overhangs, and silver metal panels. The punched openings carved against the terracotta colored precast panels ingeniously intertwine with the modern curtain wall system.
This project is our statement of belief that modernism has the latent capacity to convey warmth and to engage the building occupants and daily visitors in an experience pregnant with profound emotional meaning.