16 Feb 2014 • Adrian Madlener
Top 10 Offices
Leaving the cubicle behind, today’s offices are designed with flow, accessibility and recreation in mind – ensuring employee's well-being. Investing time and money to remodel their premises, large- to small-scale companies also strengthen their corporate identities. As societal norms change fast, outdated open-plan schemes are being replaced by village-like structures. Frame went back and selected the 10 best examples of office design.
Commissioned by the largest office real-estate developer in China – SOHO China – Glass Office uses mirrored partitions, glass screens and reflective surfaces.
Illustrator Emily Forgot and 3D artist Laurie D turned London-based Wieden + Kennedy’s street-facing window into a monochrome scene of office life.
Spaciousness, colour and long vistas guided Studio O+A when designing Cisco Meraki office space – giving the company a new identity.
Designliga's conversion of a 10.4m high metal-working shop into an Munich-based office space resembles a village.
Pinkeye Crossover Design Studio gave their offices a makeover with eclectic meeting rooms, wood-panelled walls, and a hip lunch room.
With its new San Francisco headquarters, apartment-letting website Airbnb transformed an industrial building into an all-encompassing environment.
Chinese architect Nie Yong and Japanese Yoshimasa Tsutsumi rehabilitated a 5000m2 factory building with an office landscape approach.
Inspired by the clarity of ice cubes, Miguel Marques Venâncio redesigned a dental clinic. Light and sound diffusion create a silent refuge.
True to the company's nature, employees at Ryska Posten's Stockholm premises – designed by Vida – are encouraged to bike indoors.
Fashion brand BGO occupies 750m2 of an old industrial building in downtown Shanghai. 6m high ceilings allow for a mezzanine level showroom.