a+i architecture is a full serviced architecture firm based in New York City. They have a proven track record when it comes to value added partnering, with a diverse set of clients. The firm began in 1996 as a hybrid architecture/web design company, and they recently designed the interior solutions for MTV’s offices in Time Square, New York City. The project features a white base colour with splashes of colour found throughout the office’s furniture.
This quirky office was created by Luis Pons Design, a firm specialising in residential and hospitality design. The firm’s core values lie in finding unique and thoughtful solutions through creative spaces. The office makes use of ready-made inflatable objects, which infuse colour. Originally conceived as a changeable space to host both office and living areas, it is shaped by a series of mobile containers that function as room dividers and storage spaces.
The project was accomplished with a very small budget, and with the additional objective of overcoming the challenges moving as well as shipping and handling materials. It is also the first of many design installations that uses inflatable products to speak about today’s culture scene.
Zoosk is a romantic social network with an online dating service that integrates with other social networks. The company earned the #29 spot in The Wall Street Journal’s The Next Big Thing 2011 – The Top 50 Venture-Funded Companies list. Founded in 2007 by co-CEOs Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr, Zoosk’s headquarters are in San Francisco, California. The office has a nice mix of business and pleasure: Engineers plug away at code just a few feet from a spirited game of ping-pong, and data scientists furrow their brows and crunch numbers alongside people playing fetch with a newly adopted puppy. TechCrunch’s Colleen Taylor visits Zoosk’s San Francisco headquarters and takes a tour with Alex Mehr, Co-Founder and President.
Bangkok Base is powered by a diverse and enthusiastic group of professionals, experienced in both local and international business concerns. They know how to listen to clients, and then act with expediency to get the job done right the first time. The company was founded in 2002 by Alexander Polgar, a mechanical engineer and operations consultant with over two decades of business experience in Southeast Asia. The company’s philosophy is to fully support their clients wherever, however, and whenever it is needed. They offer modern fully furnished spacious office environments with a shared reception.
The ’New Amsterdam’ complex was built over 25 years ago, but the site was recently refurbished into a modern mixed-use building. The complex houses a hotel and catering venues, but for the most part it serves as an office space for Nuon. HEYLIGERS d + p designed the interior to consist of workplaces divided into ”neighborhoods” – each fully focused on diverse and flexible working. To create diversity and orientation in the long building the NUON Energy Sources were taken as a starting point in the interior design. These six sources were each translated into their own section design through the assignment of colour, material, photo prints and glass foils. This way, each of the building’s ‘neighbourhoods’ has their own specific identity, and a clear location within the space.
The building has been certified ‘BREEAM Very Good’. To achieve this sustainability class, points were scored both on the exterior and the interior design. The latter is remarkable because BREEAM has not yet been adapted to new workplace concepts, which means that the interior design has to meet high demands to be able to achieve this score.
Klein Dytham Architecture has developed a new creator space for Youtube in Tokyo, Japan. Located high in the Mori Tower in central Tokyo, the space’s layout is organised around a visually striking wall of red panels derived from the YouTube’s distinctive logo. The space has also been arranged to maximise the use of the iconic Tokyo Tower skyline as a shooting backdrop.
Features including a super-long curtain partition and rearrangeable furniture, as well as the variety of wall surfaces, carpet shades, and ceiling configurations, are intended to provide a wide range of shooting settings.
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Pixiv is a Japanese online community for artists, first launched as a beta test in 2007 by Takahiro Kamitani. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and aims to provide a place for artists to exhibit their illustrations and get feedback via a rating system and user comments. The company is oriented towards interaction, and the space was designed to accomodate for this by the Japanese design firm Teamlab. The office makes use of vibrant and colourful designs, and at the centre of the workplace is an architectural arrangement around a 250 meter desk.
Teamlab has moulded its shape so that a bridge-like underpass allows workers to walk beneath it, directly through the desk. cut-out holes act as private areas that individuals can climb into and remotely work with a laptop, while a three-tiered bookshelf can be ascended and contributes a lofty place to settle above the rest of the facility.
Opened in March 2012, Tunnel15 is offering innovative solutions for office spaces. While offering professional expertise, flexibility, high quality services, and convenience to its clients, Tunnel15 is perfect for Independents, Start-Ups and Small Enterprises alike. At Tunnel15 you can have your own ready-to-use private, fully serviced personal office including all the following benefits:
· Fully furnished
· Free Wi-Fi high-speed internet
· Security system in place
· 24/7 smartcard key
· Free electricity, heating, office cleaning
· Free reception services
· Mail management
· Meeting Room available
Acrylicize are a specialist studio that creates Art and interior features for commercial and residential spaces. They created a customised mixed media wall that is dedicated to the multi-faceted and every changing history of Heinz. The wall was unveiled at their new European Innovation Centre in the Netherlands.
Wall 57′, designed and built by London art collective Acrylicize, stands 3m tall and 20m wide in the Centre’s atrium. Serving as a visual showcase and exploration of the brand, both past and present, the wall demonstrates an inspired layout and design that focuses on the concept of innovation. Divided into five areas, the wall reflects the brand’s key pillars of innovation: packaging, production and distribution, marketing, the iconic products and recipes and the brand philosophy.
Studio O+A is a San Francisco-based interior design firm serving companies nationwide. Founded by Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander during the early 1990s, O+A’s original mission was to bring sophisticated urban design to Silicon Valley start-ups and the venture firms who supported them. That start-up mentality is still a key feature of the O+A aesthetic, but through the years, the firm’s mission has broadened to include a range of services for a diverse client base that extends to all parts of the country. The design firm created this wonderful light and colourful space for Meraki, a recently acquired company by Cisco Systems. Meraki was a company that provided products for large-scale, distributed wired and wireless networks. The company was started by two MIT PhD students and became part of Cisco Systems in December 2012. The office is located in San Francisco, and the spacious floor-to-ceiling windows offer great panoramic view of the waterfront.
Every detail carries artful and colourful touch- even the electricity wiring, the front desks and glasses for the working cubicles. The massive staircase that integrates seating at its base is refreshed by elegant and airy, hanging ornaments.