Companies like Google, Facebook and Apple have had such major impacts on the way people think of Office Design.
Designers have been inspired to push the boundaries of creativity constantly with the target of improving employee morale, creativity and productivity as the number one goal.
A lot of the focus has shifted from the exterior design to amazing interior design. Gone are the days of cubicle spaces and walled offices with strict protocols on work behaviour. More and more office designs are begging to look and feel like adult playgrounds your children would be jealous over. With multiple gaming areas, snack bars, juice bars, fountains and nap rooms.
Steve Jobs was quoted as saying “…Creativity comes from spontaneous meetings, from random discussions. You run into someone, you ask what they’re doing, you say “Wow” and soon you’re cooking up all sorts of ideas.”
Here is a look at some of the most amazing offices in the world.
Google – London
Staff here will have access to free food, cookery classes, and massages and get to Lounge on Vitra sofas that can cost up to Seventeen thousand pounds. Construction is still yet to take place but it is estimated google will spend 1 Billion pounds on the London HQ.
Skype – Stockholm, Sweden
The creation of architecture PS Arkitekturand in the spirit of Skype has funky lighting with sky blue décor. The office predominately works with audio and video development and has special made wallpapers with cable and various devices all linked to audio – video technique.
Selgas Cano Architecture – Madrid, Spain
Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano, Spanish architects of SelgasCano have design an amazing office in the woods of Madrid Spain. A curved window made of transparent 110mm thick fiber-glass and polyester sandwich forms one side of the tunnel, it provides protection from direct sunlight. The Glass is hinged to allow natural ventilation into the building.