I've just taken a 'virtual' tour around the Disney studios and I'm surprised to say I'm disgusted at one man's lack of taste.
1. The Team Disney center can easily be described as Mike's personal shrine. It's not a welcoming building and when you put the shapes used together, they sit on that line between being dull but likable and zany and interesting. (BTW I hate Micheal Graves, the shapes and colors used in his work are just... Wrong. Wake up and smell the Frank Ghery roses...)
2. The Frank G. Wells center is a box with a horrid, cliched facade. If I had a building like that post-humorously dedicated to me, I'd be rolling in my grave.
3. The gate to the entrance of the lot doesn't even fit. Palm Trees? Why didn't they take influence from the Art-Deco brick entrance near Stage 2?
4. (Non Eisner) The Roy O. Disney building is a concrete bunker. They really should re-clad it in something more artistic.
5. The ABC center is just way too boring (It's too extreme in simplicity) and the wrong colors were chosen, especially it being next to the Mohawk.
The only building I can say I like from the Eisner batch is the Feature Animation building. It is amazing with it's use of color and shapes, and stands out well with the Mohawk and sorcerers hat. It's even influenced my little doodles. I guess it's the art-deco look of the original buildings that shines through in the design.
The only thing that ruins the building for me is the service station and the poorly laid out entrance plaza... It would be so much better with the cars pared under-ground and the space made free for a open plaza with plants and a cafe...
There are more, but I'm tired. I guess I needed to rant on Architecture again... (My Favorite Any Comments?
(P.S. Did they really let out the animation for office space... because if they did that's just sad. Really sad.)