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, Holmby Hills, Hollywood Hills–as well as the abstractions of freeway interchanges and the oil pumpjacks still bobbing away in Baldwin Hills.”

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How Iwan Baan Became the Most Wanted Photographer in Architecture – The Wall Street Journal

by Fred A. Bernstein

Iwan Baan photographs the world’s buildings as they are made, used and abused by people—an approach that’s made him the architecture world’s most sought-after lensman

It’s easy to see why Iwan Baan is called the Indiana Jones of architecture photography. One morning in January, at a small airport west of Mexico City, the 39-year-old Dutchman listens patiently as a helicopter pilot explains why he won’t be allowed to open the chopper’s door after liftoff. But if he can’t open the door, Baan explains, there’s no point to the flight, during which he plans to shoot the city’s new David Chipperfield –designed Museo Jumex the same way he has shot dozens of other buildings—en plein air, from 2,000 feet up.

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The Wall Street Journal: How Iwan Baan Became the Most Wanted Photographer in Architecture