Job Captain (Frank Gehry & Associates)
A 260-seat employee cafeteria for the Times Square
headquarters of Conde Nast Publications, the project consists
of a main dining room clad in curved blue titanium
surrounding a central raised island inside curved glass walls.
The 76 individual glass panels are 3/4" thick laminated safety
glass that were slumped in custom-built kilns over a period of
days to achieve compound curvature. The titanium walls are
defined by geometrically developable surfaces and are
micro-perforated for acoustic absorption.