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Really enjoyed these photos of Washington DC-based coworking studio Canvas. Lovely mix of colours, plain black surfaces and natural materials to create a warm working environment.
Design by Wingate Hughes Architects, photos by Angie Seckinger, via Officesnapshots
Really enjoying the unpretentious and colourful interior design of the Davies Meyer offices, a digital agency in my second-favourite city in Germany, Hamburg. (I think Berlin will always be on top of my list). It’s great to see a German design company not taking itself too seriously and having a bit of fun — at least in regards to their work environment.
Online gaming company Aeria Games moved their offices into one awesome, industrial looking warehouse in one of my favourite cities, Berlin. I love this really basic interior look with lots of natural light and materials.
Photos by Kompe Images | Michael Kompe Photography, via Officesnapshots
The new Adobe campus in Lehi, Utah, USA, is a monster of an office building, but they did pretty well in using the gigantic space in an interesting, colourful way:
We were able to commission a variety of artists, including Mike Giant and El Mac, who created a 75-foot spray paint mural. We also had floor-to-ceiling swatches from Pantone to add color. It was a unique opportunity to engage customers of the brand to help design the space, and throughout the space you can see how Adobe’s products empower artists to express their creativity. (…)
The Atrium links every workplace and amenity, one to the other, while connecting to the landforms and landscapes that define the site. Emblematic of Adobe’s commitment to transparency and connection, the Atrium acts as an all-hands space, town center, festival area, and place of quiet reflection with views of the mountains to the South. Spaces for work, play, exercise and eating are arranged strategically around the Atrium to facilitate interaction and a strong sense of community.
via Officesnapshots, Interior Design by Rapt Studio, Architecture by WRNS Studio, Photography by Eric Laignel
Lots of impressive new photos and some really interesting details on the new Facebook campus are emerging. As Office Snapshots reports:
All employee workstations are equipped with manually height-adjustable desks by default, and mechanically adjustable ones upon request. Herman Miller’s classic Aeron chairs provide the majority of seating. Even Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s CEO, is located at one of the open plan workstations provided for all employees. He does, however, get the added benefit of a personal conference room. (…)
One aspect of the campus I was struck by was the degree to which self-expression was built into company culture. Facebook has an artist in residency program that gives an outlet for new artists to contribute pieces. Employees are also encouraged to create their own art, and have also been provided numerous walls which allow them to scrawl messages to one another.
You can find more photos and read the entire article here.
Design: Gensler — Photography: Jasper Sanidad
If you are a fan of the combination of wood, leather and technology, it’s very likely that you’ll instantly fall in love with the UBIQUITOUS office. Now excuse me, I’m off to find whisky and a cigar…
Office Snapshots writes: “Quicken Loans has moved 6000 team members to Downtown Detroit since August 2010. The goal? To revitalize Detroit into a vibrant and energetic tech hub. The company has purchased a total of nine buildings, which each have a different look and feel. But for the purposes of today’s tour, we get to see three – The M@dison Building, The Chase Building, and the Compuware Building:”
I was surprised to see such a “boring” product/company being quite innovative when it comes to their workplace. And I had no idea they employ a workforce of more than 6000 people! My favourite part has to be the basketball court:
All Apple fan-boy haters will probably just shake their heads, but it’s quite fascinating with how much detail David Wu renovated his workspace to make it look like a miniature version of an Apple store.
Facebook’s Environmental Design Manager, Everett Katigbak notes, “Just like we do now, everyone will sit out in the open with desks that can be quickly shuffled around as teams form and break apart around projects. There will be cafes and lots of micro-kitchens with snacks so that you never have to go hungry. And we’ll fill the building with break-away spaces with couches and whiteboards to make getting away from your desk easy.”
So much interesting stuff coming out of the Facebook campus these days. I find it pretty exciting to see how much these companies focus on creating an innovative and flexible workspace to keep employees happy. Hopefully all of this will have a ripple effect to other employers putting more emphasis on the importance of an enjoyable and creative work environment — also outside the web industry.
Photo by Everett Katigbak/Facebook
"Here’s a glimpse inside our studio for the design team at MyEnergy. Located in Irvine, CA at the amazing SND CYN Studios, the MyEnergy design team shares space with a handful of Orange County’s best creatives in a 100+ year old Lima Bean Factory in beautiful Southern California.”
Offscreen has never looked better. Thanks Josh for the amazing photos!