The modern office architecture seeks to inspire the workers. The design philosophy tries to reflect the company values, while the environment itself aims to spur the creative process. However, each person reacts differently to a stimulus and gets his inspiration from various things. So how do you inspire a large group of individuals working together in a building?
While come companies, like Google, believe that the workplace layout must be more interactive and should force the colleagues to intermingle, other think that the design and creativity process is encouraged by a calm and serene environment.
These 16 companies are setting new trends with their out-of-the-box design choices:
The Barbarian Group opted for a creative design that uses a huge work table. The work table runs through the entire structure and creates semi-private corners by lifting up in some places.
A kitchen right in the middle of the office might surprise some, however, the designers at Bureau Mario Lombardo reckon it sparks their creativity.
The rustic interior of the reception at the Casa Rex creates a beautiful paradox with the pristine office structures.
The Ireland-based Dogpatch Labs has been designed in the remodeled wine store under the CHQ building in Dublin. In accordance with their location, the environment of the workplace is warm and cozy.
The Parisian marketing company, Ekimetrics uses ingenious designs to provide semi-private nooks inside the office. The firm is located in an enormous 19th century palace.
Studio Five AM revolutionized the entire concept of training workshops by buying an old caravan and remodeling it into the training facility for its employees.
Jelly Button and Hamutizm allows its employees to take their pick between the central common area and the nooks allowing that afford more privacy.
Jen Clark Design is an Australian graphic designing company. Their choice of charcoal walls gives the workplace a more cozy feeling.
Lehrer Architects have designed an open office which encourages interaction among the workers.
The graphic designer Louise Fili has adopted a more personalized approach to the workplace design and has filled her New York studio with an assortment of things she loves. She also cooks lunch for her staff at the studio.
Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio makes an intelligent use of levels making it an ideal spot for catering to the clients during the day and arranging formal events in the evening.
The workers at MER choose the workstation according to the nature of the task. The office space has no fixed desks.
The Nicolas Tye Architect has taken the full advantage of the beautiful location of the office beside a farm in Bedfordshire, England. The glass façade offers the most amazing view to the workers.
The offices of the Park and Associates are located on the mezzanine floor of an old school building in the River Valley Enclave, Singapore.
Selgascano is an architect firm based in Madrid offers its employees a chance to work under the trees in its nearly transparent office.
The green and warm wood based design of the Wieden & Kennedy advertising agency is a timeless classic.