Lockheed Martin X Lab (Advanced Technology Center) Palo Alto, California by Axis Mundi

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8a8ebbf56c360a9b8f04d17c9d62f679.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />We are defined not by the technologies we create, but the process in which we create them<br>- Kelly Johnson, Founder of Skunk Works

No mission is impossible. The X Lab is a stealth research facility for Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. Their charter is to create game-changing foundational technologies that inspire, protect and connect our world. Founded in Palo Alto, California in 1956, Lockheed Martin helped seed what would become Silicon Valley. They continue to evolve and lead the way in new realms, like lasers, nano-materials and informatics.

Set on a lush campus like setting of 25 acres, the buildings oddly shaped design resembles the wings of air planes and the faceted skins of newly developing jet fighters. The building looks like it’s going to take off at any moment. It is referred to as “the stegosaurus” by insiders, because if it’s spiky exterior. The main circulation spine is a atrium that meanders through and connects all of the various work spaces, lecture halls, cl…

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