Danish Fashion and Textile Association Office – Denmark

Architect and designer Helle Flou, founder of Copenhagen-based HelleFlou, was responsible for the design of the offices for the Danish Fashion and Textile association and Kopenhagen Fur. The offices are located in the fabulous 1835-built, heritage-listed A.N.Hansen mansion at the corner of Fredericiagade and Bredgade in the Fredriksstaden neighbourhood of central Copenhagen.

The move together of the two organisations established a new home and innovation centre for their cooperative effort called KicK initiative(Kopenhagen Internationle Center for Kreativitet). KiCK’s focus is on collaboration between the European and Chinese fashion industry.

The neo-classical frame of the building is evident in the staircases, doorways and gold-painted accents and friezes. Contemporary and classic Danish designer furniture and fixtures fit seamlessly in the black & white, gold & grey colour scheme, and also help establish a level of easy and cool comfort. Natural light finishes off the harmonious, spacious design

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Microsoft – Sydney, Australia

Futurespace is a team of people devoted to designing the amazing spaces that people will inhabit.  They aim to make a profound difference in the way people interact in and are influenced by everyday physical spaces that enable working, learning and living. The company has recently designed a new office for Microsoft in Sydney Australia, which included activity based working ideas.

It was important for Microsoft that the needs of the Australian teams were addressed individually, but in a way that adhered to the global facilities brief of the company know as  Workplace Advantage (WPA).  The top three floors of the environment were designated as private working floors, strictly for Microsoft employees. The ground floor became an active, more public floor showcasing the brand and providing a variety of customer interfaces and concierge services. The ground floor also included a multi-function café that can be used around the clock for internal functions and external events.

Through adopting new ways of working, the company has increased productivity and engagement, magnetized talented staff and in addition has won a number of awards and accolades for their innovative approach to the workplace. 

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SeedBox – Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a landlocked country in Western Europe, it has a population of roughly 500,000 and is an area of 2,586 square kilometres, making it one of the smallest sovereign nations in Europe.  The European Court of Justice, the General Court, and the Court of Auditors are based in Luxembourg along with the European Investment Bank. SeedBox is a wonderful business centre at the heart of this hub of activity, providing a temporary work space with work stations for any specified duration. Seedbox also offers fully furnished and equipped office solution, for anything from 1 to 15 people. They have locations in two prestigious buildings on two distinct sites in Luxembourg city centre in the “Plateau Bourbon” area. 

Their offices are well designed and stylish, yet at the same time extremely functional. We especially like the vaulted look to one of their meeting rooms! 

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Axiom Law – New York City, USA

Axiom Law is a firm that prides itself on innovation, non-traditional business models, and energetic and diverse staff. They therefore wanted the design for their offices to embody all these qualities, but as the offices are within the historical Puck Building, the firm also wanted to acknowledge and maintain the historical context of the space.

The office was designed by BHDM, whose response was to create an energetic space that celebrated the historical finishes of the building. The designers took inspiration from Axiom Law’s energetic non-traditional brand personality, and turned an empty white loft into a colourful, imaginative, modern working environment, equipped with conference rooms with glass and metal curtain walls, “living rooms” for larger meetings featuring bleacher-style seating, and quirky and whimsical features including an open layout cafe-style kitchen.

Custom desks and pedestal files were installed in the middle of the office, maximising team interaction and taking advantage of the skylights above. Furnishings are quirky and whimsical, building on an eclectic vocabulary of mid-century, contemporary, reclaimed and found pieces.

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Nestlé S.A. – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Nestlé S.A.  is a Swiss multinational food and beverage company headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world measured by revenues. The company’s Vietnamese office is located in Ho Chi Minh City, and was designed by ADP Architects.  Nestlé required  a space that was efficient in using old equipment, but they also required a large number of meeting and interacting areas for employees. 

Meeting the demand, ADP designed a very unique office. The idea was the Nest in Nestlé, bring the nature into the building. That makes the whole office look warm, bright, and comfortable for the workers.

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Halldis – Belgrade, Serbia

Halldis is a leading Italian brand in the serviced office market. They provide top quality serviced offices in central or strategic locations.  Halldis Lounge Belgrade can offer a range of services, everything from virtual solutions and meeting rooms to fully fledged offices. Their spaces allow you to avoid the high overheads associated with traditional offices, whilst providing the equipment and everything else you need to make the most of your working day. The company’s expert staff are on hand to provide assistance in 7 languages.

Halldis Lounge Belgrade also offers three meeting rooms which are named after European cities: Belgrade, Milano and Brussels. All the meeting rooms are equipped with latest-generation technologies, are fully adaptable and can be customised to meet individual needs.

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Carr Workplaces

Carr Workplaces began its inception when the Oliver Carr Company was founded in 1962. This became Carr America in 1993, a NYSE traded real estate investment trust. CarrAmerica was the largest owner and operator of business centres throughout the USA, and in 2006 it was sold to The Blackstone Group. To this day Carr Workplaces delivers flexibility and value for money, catering to independent work groups and professionals alike. The business is underpinned by innovation and the forward-looking Carr family. 

Carr Workplaces provides fully furnished offices and a dedicated support staff. Their IT infrastructure is second to none, offering high speed internet and advanced technology. All of this at a price that is all-inclusive and 30% less than DIY.  They have workspaces across the USA, including: Atlanta; Chicago; New York; Los Angeles; and Washington DC. Their offices are impeccably designed, using bright and vibrant colours. 

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TMZ – Los Angeles, USA

TMZ is a celebrity news website that debuted on November 8, 2005. It was a collaboration between AOL and Telepictures Productions, a division of Warner Bros. The name TMZ stands for thirty-mile zone, the historic “studio zone” within a 30 mile radius centred at the intersection of West Beverly Boulevard and North La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

The celebrity-inspired workspace is built around a 9,000-square-foot newsroom, connecting brand and culture to its environment.

The TMZ brand is transported into its physical space, creating a meaningful and fitting experience for employees. The space is meant to look like an empty warehouse. Plywood, corrugated metal, concrete walls, and other materials are used to generate that feeling.

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PagerDuty – San Francisco, USA

Studio Sarah Willmer has recently completed the new office space for PagerDuty in San Francisco’s South Park tech hub. PagerDuty is an alarm aggregation and dispatching service for system administrators and support teams. It collects alerts from monitoring tools, giving an overall view all monitoring alarms, and alerts an on duty engineer if there’s a problem.

 Offering a variety of work zones, from open benching to team rooms and private offices, this office allows for versatility as the company continues to grow. In addition to the primary work areas, conference rooms and open lounge areas with marker boards encourage collaboration, while phone booths offer a retreat for privacy and focus.

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Wieden+Kennedy, New York City

Wieden+Kennedy is an independently owned American advertising agency best known for its work for Nike. Founded by Dan Wieden and David Kennedy, and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, it is one of the largest independently owned advertising agencies in the world. American firm work architecture company (WORKac) design the agency’s 50,000 sqft New York City office.

The design embraces urban density as the underlying principle. Aiming for a minimal compression of individual work spaces that opens up room for a gradient of diverse collective spaces. The office is a marked move from the “office as a playground” theme which is the overarching contemporary theme in office design, especially amongst the numerous tech giants created since the 1980s. The new space puts work back at the heart of creative work.

Because work at Wieden+Kennedy is highly collaborative, WORKac designed the widest possible range of discussion spaces to accommodate meetings and gatherings of varying size, privacy levels, and duration. 

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