In Laboratory Lifestyles: The Construction of Scientific Fictions editors Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, Chris L. Smith, and Russell Hughes take a look at the recent boom in luxurious, resort-style scientific laboratories. Designed by top architects these impressive buildings boast wellness centers, fine dining, and retail facilities that aim to attract top scientists.
Here are a few examples of lux labs from around the world:
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California
The National Graphene Institute, in Manchester
The Blizard Building at Queen Mary University of London
The interior of the Blizard Building at Queen Mary University of London, designed by Will Alsop (2005).
Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona (PRBB) in Barcelona Biomedical Research Park
The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech, New York
The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech (Morphosis Architects) and the Bridge Building (Weiss-Manfredi Architects).
Laboratory Lifestyles edited by Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, Chris L. Smith, and Russell Hughes is out February 5th.