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 As societal norms change fast, outdated open-plan schemes are being replaced by village-like structures.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.

1. Glass Office by AIM Architecture

Commissioned by the largest office real-estate developer in China – SOHO China – Glass Office uses mirrored partitions, glass screens and reflective surfaces.

2. Real Life at Work by Emily Forgot and Laurie D

Illustrator Emily Forgot and 3D artist Laurie D turned London-based Wieden + Kennedy’s street-facing window into a monochrome scene of office life.

3. Cisco Meraki Office by Studio O+A

Spaciousness, colour and long vistas guided Studio O+A when designing Cisco Meraki office space – giving the company a new identity. 

4. Halle A by Designliga

Designliga's conversion of a 10.4m high metal-working shop into an Munich-based office space resembles a village.

5. Office by Pinkeye Crossover Design Studio

Pinkeye Crossover Design Studio gave their offices a makeover with eclectic meeting rooms, wood-panelled walls, and a hip lunch room.

6. Airbnb Headquarters by Gensler

With its new San Francisco headquarters, apartment-letting website Airbnb transformed an industrial building into an all-encompassing environment.

7. Daxing Factory by Nie Yong and Yoshimasa Tsutsumi

Chinese architect Nie Yong and Japanese Yoshimasa Tsutsumi rehabilitated a 5000m2 factory building with an office landscape approach.

8. Dental Clinic by MMV Arquitecto

Inspired by the clarity of ice cubes, Miguel Marques Venâncio redesigned a dental clinic. Light and sound diffusion create a silent refuge.

9. Ryka Posten by Vida

True to the company's nature, employees at Ryska Posten's Stockholm premises – designed by Vida – are encouraged to bike indoors.

10. BGO Headquarters by ///byn

Fashion brand BGO occupies 750m2 of an old industrial building in downtown Shanghai. 6m high ceilings allow for a mezzanine level showroom.