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EU Conference Room, Europa Building
Brussels, Belgium

Colorful patterns brighten the meeting room for the European Council and Council of the European Union inside the Europa Building, also known as the Residence Palace.

Researchable question: How is this space inclusive for many nationalities?

 

Essential question: How does design reflect the values of an organization?

Learn more with related content: Virtual tour: explore the Council 

Elevator buttons with artists names

Elevator Floors Named After Artists
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Each floor of the hotel is named after an artist.

Researchable question: Who are the artists the floors were named after? 

Essential question: How might one support the arts in non-traditional ways?

Learn more with related content: Google Arts and Culture

Subway Car at Google Office
Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Google office in Chicago has a refurbished subway car on the roof for employees to eat lunch, take a break, or have a meeting.

Researchable question: How is this subway car different from one used on the Chicago subway system, known as the "L"?

Essential question: How might designers repurpose materials in a novel way?

Learn more with related content: Chicago "L"

modifid public stairs

Modified Public Stairs
Stockholm, Sweden

The stairs have been modified with boards for bicycles, strollers, and wheeled carts.

Researchable question: How have stairs been modified to meet the needs of users?

Essential question: How does actual user experience change the design of something?

Learn more with related content: Bicycle Stairway

store clerk selling material to make a sari

Fabric Store
New Delhi, India

Customers can purchase fabric to have saris custom made. 

Researchable question: How are saris made and worn?

Essential question: How does fashion represent a culture?

Learn more with related content: 9 Facts You Might Not Know About the Sari from Google Arts and Culture

modern white chair

White Chair
New Delhi, India

Modern furniture fills a hotel's lobby. 

Researchable question: What do designers think about when designing a room?

Essential question: How does furniture reflect a culture?

Learn more with related content: Plan Your Room interactive

Shower Drain
Springfield, Missouri, USA

Modern shower drain in a hotel shower 

Researchable question: What do designers think about when designing a room?

Essential question: How does design affect functionality?

Learn more with related content: Slim and Modern Shower Drain Systems for the Minimalist in You from homedit

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