Offices & Stores
With five floors of modern office space rooted in corporate identity, the digital age and Brazilian culture, Walmart.com in São Paulo, Brazil simply shines. Designed by Estudio Guto Requena with the focus of an “urban veranda,” the headquarters encompasses all areas of professional business integrated with relaxed socializing zones such as game rooms, screening theaters, a library and even a rooftop play zone.
Plentiful woods were utilized to warmly contrast the cool, brighter colors of the brand’s logo of yellow, orange, blue and green. Windows allow streaming daylight to filter into the open workspaces throughout the day, while specialty lighting design speaks volumes about the location of this company. For instance, an installation featuring a collection of gourds, a fruit typically formed into Brazilian musical instruments, presides over a casual lounge with four beachy wood-frame chairs adorned with punchy blue-and-white throw pillows.
Posted by Suzanne at 21 January, 2014
Occupying five floors of a renovated building in Kent, England, The Workshop Offices have been designed by Guy Hollaway Architects. The ultimate modern office space is comprised of three stories of flexible work zones and highlighted by the two top floors’ stainless steel tubular slide which resides in the View London offices.
A traditional facade painted charcoal black plays a striking juxtaposition to the sleek, undulating glazed wall of the same building. The architect sought to create a stand-out feature, attracting companies and visitors to an utmost modern work environment.
Posted by Suzanne at 14 January, 2014
Panic Software of Portland, Oregon sought out a renovated office space which sang to them with open spaces, amenities and not only a view but a place to enjoy it. Holst Architecture delivered that and more when creating this modern office space which is brimming with cool color, tasteful fun and flexible work-social zones.
Interestingly, Panic Software’s offices sat in a converted wood-framed warehouse space–not exactly exciting. But the architects and designers changed all of that. The renovation featured additions of a trio of large skylights, a concrete and steel staircase, family room, kitchen and huge rooftop deck Mario Bros.-style–more on that later.
Posted by Suzanne at 23 December, 2013
Ancestory.com’s new offices in San Francisco, California were envisioned by global design group Rapt Studio to enhance openness, offer gathering places and evoke the genealogy firm’s brand. These modern office spaces are bright, spirited and shy away from the typical, over-the-top quirky elements that far too many office designs are succumbing to.
With vibrant pops of orange, yellow and green, these wholesome work zones are rooted in earthy tones of brown and grey with bold white accents. A section of one wall is dedicated to blackboard space allowing staffers to foster creativity and ideas. Live greenery injects a fresh energy in work and social sections and ties into the “family tree” symbolism in the firm’s logo. Concrete ceilings are left exposed, while a huge garage door separates a lounge from a meeting room–how fun!
Posted by Suzanne at 16 December, 2013
Jive Software’s UK Headquarters just received a fresh pulse of modern office design. The new 12,000 square-foot space in the Thames Valley Park business center in Reading, Berkshire was envisioned by Office Principles.
Specializing as a mobile business platform company, Jive Software sought out a workspace that would enhance productivity and collaboration amongst its staff, while offering a welcoming atmosphere for clients and visitors. These light-filled office and meeting zones are colorful, bright and incorporate elements like glass and timber throughout.
Posted by Suzanne at 10 December, 2013
The business of beauty just got more gorgeous with the modern office design of L’Oreal’s new headquarters in Lima, Peru. Created by global corporate architectural services firm 3g Office, this work environment showcases each of the company’s beauty brands in a light-filled, vibrant and open-flow space.
The glass door entrance is emblazoned with the L’Oreal logo in brushed gold and leads to the reception area. A lush living wall is featured along this hallway, where a variety of plants add texture and an immediate fresh energy. Pops of purple, magenta and orange are vivacious against the chic grey and white backdrop. Furnishings are mod and minimalist, arranged in scattered ensembles of sofas, round ottomans and occasional tables. Across the floor, custom shelves are set up as counters with high-chair seating promoting an interactive work space.
Posted by Suzanne at 21 November, 2013
What is most admirable about the modern office design of Zazzle’s new headquarters in Redwood City, California is that it portrays a cool, understated sophistication versus kitschy, quirky elements. Designed by San Francisco-based Studio O+A which has a knack for stylish work spaces, there is not a putting green or twirly slide anywhere to be found.
The custom-manufacturing company encompasses two floors of open office space, extraordinarily blurring lines between work and social zones to enhance collaboration and idea-sharing. Flooring throughout consists of polished concrete, geometric carpeting and herringbone-patterned cork board. Painted white ceilings with exposed ductwork help reflect the abundant natural light from surrounding banks of steel-framed windows. Hand-glazed tiles in mustard and black sheath one of the dining lounges, while graphic wallpapers create artistic visuals in meeting rooms and small offices.
Posted by Suzanne at 13 November, 2013