Beats By Dre’s Splashy New Headquarters: No Apple Influence Here – FastCoDesign

Southern California history meets daytime disco in Beats’ Culver City headquarters. “Beats is a Southern Californian company and Bestor’s design underscores that connection to L.A.’s history, landscape, and culture with a series of photo murals by photographer Iwan Baan in 10 of the conference and break-out rooms. The aerial images depict the founder’s neighborhoods–Silver Lake, […]

Interview with Photographer Iwan Baan

“Within the rather genteel milieu of architectural photographers, Baan is a phenomenon: a Flying Dutchman constantly girding the globe in pursuit of images. Like an architectural version of Mario Testino, he is the starchitects’ photographer du jour, documenting their buildings in a way that has become as distinctive and era-defining as Julius Shulman’s moody, monochrome […]

Opinion: Alexandra Lange on how architects should use social media – DEZEEN

“At a higher artistic level, there’s the example of the Instagram of architectural photographer Iwan Baan. His Instagram ( reveals that he has seen more contemporary architecture (and more of it from helicopters) than anyone. I find something aggrandising, even aggressive, about the relentlessness of his travel and the harsh aerial views. There’s also something […]