This is the flagship Washington DC office of the Octagon Agency, a global sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency. They specialise in developing innovative marketing strategies and act for clients such as Michael Phelps, Felix Hernandez, Piers Morgan, and The Grammy Awards.
Designed by TPG Architecture, the aim behind the design was to create a timeless modern office, that was also dynamic and exciting.
We wanted our work environment to be very practical and to naturally incorporate our brand values – experience and modernity, passion for what we do, dedication to our clients, and collaboration across our team. We also wanted our space to reflect that we are in the image business. TPG understood all this, and their inclusion of strong branding elements and large graphics added significantly to the success of the design.
Büro is a dynamic young company based in South Beach Miami. Founded in 2009, the space was inspired by the growing coworking trends in Europe and other major US cities – the aim was to provide entrepreneurs and independent professionals with a better place to work.
The interior is fresh and flexible, designed to create an alternative urban workspace that’s stylish and affordable in the heart of Miami. The coworking space makes great use of retro furniture and modern feature pieces, we especially love the braille-like walls!
myThings are a company specialising in personalised display advertising, and their customers include the likes of Microsoft, Guess and Thomas Cook. Designed by Tali Rozenshtain and Rakefet Goldfarb, this space is their new office in Tel Aviv Israel, and it’s where the majority of their Research and Development takes place. Israel is proving to be a hotbed of technology companies, especially startups and so it’s no surprise that a company such as myThings would base their R&D branch there. The office mixes bright funky and modern colours with hints of retro and more classic design, combining to create one very well formed office space.
The design of the office space is a mix between “feel good” and easygoing, yet professional. With a lot of communal space, the myThings office sparks creativity through interaction between the employees in spaces with a lot of light. The office is a tightly edited combination of creativity, modernity and coolness.
Sempla is an Italian information technology company based in Turin. They wanted their office space to accomodate private working areas such as meeting rooms and single working spaces, but also needed open areas to allow enough flexibility so as to run their business successfully. The office is housed in an old renovated industrial space, remnants of which were deliberately kept in place to contrast with the streamlined clinical design of the majority of the office.
The thing that strikes you when you enter this office is the very strong, constant but delicate, dialogue that is established between the remnants of the factory’s past and the new identity that has occupied the space with its new way of working and its objectives. This silent interchange marks the passage from the industrial world to the advanced tertiary economy, fully representing the transformations underway and largely having already occurred in the city of Turin.
This is the Israeli office of one of the world’s largest technology giants, Microsoft. Located in Raanana Israel, the office was designed by Ron Grinberg & Ophir Nafshi Architects studio. Materials such as glass and metal were used extensively to accentuate the hi-tech nature of the space, giving it a sleek and futuristic feel.
According to the architects
The lobby is the space that represents the new face of Microsoft towards the visitors and external partners. This space is used for events, product launches and business meetings of the Company. The client request was to design a space that contained designated areas serving food and drink instead the use of mobile tables whenever there is convergence.
In 2008 Jump Studios designed the Engine Innovation Labs office at 60 Great Portland street, London. They did such a wonderful job that they were asked once again to revamp parts of the office, and to create additional office space on previously unused floors of the building. Engine Innovation Lab is an integrated marketing communications agency which encapsulates numerous different companies under its umbrella, and their offices are simply spectacular. The bright, colourful and vibrant office looks like a dynamic and creative office, perfect for a marketing agency.
The challenge on this project was to create a central feature installation that can be viewed from both in and outside in Engines head Offices that reflected the individual yet holistic practices of the twelve individual companies within the Engine Group, communicating it’s flair and innovation.
NerdWallet.com is a personal finance and credit card comparison website launched in March 2010. The American tech company is unsurprisingly based on the west-coast of the USA, namely San Francisco. Their offices are designed beautifully, furnished with copious amounts of Diet Coke, “Nerding” rooms, and monkey bars for impromptu pull-up competitions.
Below is a video from TechCrunch, who was given a tour of the office by Co-founder and COO Jacob Gibson.
This office space in Hong Kong takes the use of wood in the workspace to a whole other level. The office was designed to be sleek and crisp - something achieved through the mixture of clean lines, neutral colours and natural wood. The space is 120 sqm and is located in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Comodo’s earlier office was predominantly black and white, as is the new one, except for the natural wood used to create platforms, partitions and furnishings. The extensive use of unfinished raw wood board creates a nice balance of function and whimsy, and brings a sense of the outdoors inside. Natural light streams into much of the space through glass partitions.
The Kellogg Company is a multinational food manufacturing company producing cereal and convenience foods. Although the company is headquartered in Michigan, United States, this is their office space in Madrid Spain. The space was designed by 3g office, who aimed to create a flexible space that would reduce operating costs and increase coworking amongst employees. The office is designed in such a way that workers are able to move freely throughout the space, creating an environment which is more comfortable to work in and which also increases productivity and employee satisfaction.
This is the San Francisco office space of Drop Box, garden gnomes and all! Dropbox is a file hosting service, that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. The company has enjoyed considerable success, quickly growing to more than 50 million users despite competition from Google, Apple and Microsoft.
The office is fun and quirky, but above all well designed. It features “creatively” named conference rooms such as Bromance Chamber, The Breakup Room and First World Problems. One conference room has even been set aside for building elaborate Lego sculptures.