While most company work environments leave employees feeling overworked and longing for happy hour, these creative office spaces ignite creativity and imagination while offering employees amenities that blur the line between work and fun. These eight inspiring office spaces have found a harmonious blend between attitude, elegance and functionality.
Architects Barbosa & Guimaraes centered their design of the Vodafone Building around the company’s tagline – Vodafone Life, Life in Motion. By using activity, movement and irregularity in the design, the architects were able to invoke a feeling of creativity and originality that reflects the cell phone producers ingenuity. Completed in 2009 in Porto, Portugal, the building won Design of the Year for Arch Daily’s 2010 awards.
Dtac is an enormous telecommunications firm housing 3,200 employees. Located in Bangkok, Thailand, it holds the record for the largest office lease in the country’s history with about 662,000 square feet. The building includes an entire floor dedicated to fun with an indoor soccer arena, running track, concert and performance areas and table tennis.
The main offices for Escada fashion house in Munich was designed by Eric Carlson, who also co-founded the Louis Vuitton Architecture Department in 1997 and designed the Tag Heuer Headquarters in Switzerland. Transparent facades and high end materials make the office look stunning and distinguish it from many corporate layouts.
The Selgas Cano architecture firm in Madrid built their own office in an environmental space with end-to-end windows. This creates a peaceful, creative space for employees to focus and remember their designs are always in contact with nature.
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