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What are workplaces of your dreams like ? An ideal workplace would be a nice place to be more creative and stir up employees’ creative juices. It can also reflect a company’s culture. We will introduce to you 10 companies that have awe-inspiring work-place design that make you feel happier at work.
10. White Mountain Office
The White mountain office is located in Sweden and was designed by the folks at Albert France Lanord Architects. This incredible office is home to a swedish internet provider and hosts server halls and offices 100 feet below the surface of Stockholm.The space was once used as an anti-atomic shelter
Just because it’s an office doesn’t mean it has to feel like work. At Zynga HQ in San Francisco, all employees have access to relaxation lounges with Nintendo, arcade games, Xbox 360, and PS3 gaming systems. Onsite massages, haircuts, reflexology, and acupuncture; Free gym memberships and access to a personal trainer; not just coffee, bespoke artisanal coffee.
And there are other special privileges of being a Zyngite. Like First Wednesday poker night and Friday happy hour. You can bring your dog to work, every day. And there’s endless swag to parade your Zynga pride.
8. Urban Outfitters
Employees enjoy natural light from the huge windows around the perimeter of the building – which is also where the majority of employee circulation happens. And with the campus facing the river, there is no shortage of great views.
The space has been designed to enable workers to choose where and how they want to work on any given day, though workers do have assigned desks. The entire space has an open floor plan, with no private offices, even for the founders. Each collaboration space has a unique look and feel, with many of them being literal translations of listings from around the world.
Plants, especially palm trees, were an important part of the design, it is dedicated to having a lot of greenery in the space. A collaboration with a local lighting designer led to the creation of innovative LED lighting in the office, rather than the traditional fluorescent lights found in most offices. It is designed a ping pong ball wall was an experimental art piece in one of the hallways. The creation of office lounges were an important part of the design, the design included a music room with a grand piano and a beautiful custom chandelier.
5. Pallotta Teamworks
The large white circus tents are anchored to the floor by shipping containers and narrow “streets” connect each department together in a mini-city, while a larger container tower (three tall), serves as the “executive tower”. Skylights from the warehouse roof bring in natural daylight to the space, while the tents minimize the volume of space that needs to be air-conditioned. Raw lumber is used throughout the project for desks, walls, partitions and other built-out designs. Bright colors, map tables, and even river rock water fountains decorate the space and serve as inspiration for employees.
Housed in New York City, each room of Forusquare has a theme that matches a different Foursquare badge (like Socialite and Herbivore). There’s also a small amphitheater, gymnastics rings, a cafeteria, a weekly keg, a ping pong table and a foursquare court.
Located in Manhattan, Quirky is best described as the modern-day invention factory. The design room is the place where inventors’ ideas become a real physical product. It’s office includes a massive test kitchen, a workshop with 3D printers(for prototyping), a paint booth and a store where its products are on display.
Working to a brief that fostered creativity, Siren Design was able to provide Facebook with an industrial and un-polished commercial interior that was deliberately void of any stereotypical spaces of the corporate world. Sit to stand workstations, open plan metal mesh kitchen joinery, life size ‘Write Something’ wall and galvanised steel staircase grating balustrade are some of the unique features that make up the essential bones of this iconic office.
Graffiti’d conference room doors, veritable jungles decorating work space,ivy and flower-covered walls, Google offices are designed with a goal “to create the happiest, most productive workplace in the world.” as said by a Google spokesperson in the New York Times.