Offices & Stores
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
Starting with a historic building can sometimes be tricky when it comes to modernization. Amsterdam-based Hofman Dujardin Architects succeeded at this task when designing offices for the well-established law firm of BarentsKrans, The Netherlands. By renovating The Hague, a renowned 1950s-era Dutch building, this modern office space is fresh, elegant and progressive.
With five stories and just under 56,000 square feet, the project was no small feat. The existing double atrium was converted to one core unit which houses the four upper stories of offices and meeting rooms. This interactive, light-adorned area is striking, bathed in layers of rich, creamy neutrals which entirely encompass the minimalist interiors and portray a degree of tranquility. Surfaces are bathed in pale oak from flooring, walls and bespoke desks, including the sophisticated reception bank.
Posted by Suzanne at 1 November, 2013
Landet Järna is a charming wild flower shop in the Hornstull neighborhood of Stockholm, Sweden. First spotted on Emmas Deisgnblogg, this modern retail shop is a far cry from a traditional flower store with unique blooms and botanicals sourced from forests outside of the city.
The all-white interiors are fresh, allowing the richly-hued merchandise of branches, bulbs, dried flowers and green plants to hold center stage. High, ceilings with exposed ductwork and walls of windows create a bright, airy and quite inviting aesthetic. So beautiful are the dried flowers, gracefully suspended from the ceiling, create a soft contrast against the industrial elements.
Posted by Suzanne at 28 October, 2013
When AWeber Communications, an e-mail marketing software company, desired a new modern office space for its headquarters, little did they realize that Philadelphia-based Wulff Architects would not only create an innovative environ, but one that would garner the prestigious LEED Gold certification.
With 71,000 square feet, the offices located in Chalfont, Pennsylvania were especially designed to reflect AWeber’s core values regarding collaboration, innovation, sustainability and, last but certainly not least, fun.
Posted by Suzanne at 24 October, 2013
With the goal of a consolidated workspace, the new BBC Worldwide Americas Inc. headquarters in New York City has been designed by Perkins Eastman. The 40,000 square-foot modern office space encompasses one floor and epitomizes the open plan.
The design embraces a cool, clean aesthetic awash in a backdrop of beige, grey and white with elegant displays of green and blue here and there. There is not one sign of anything quirky which is refreshing considering some of the over-the-top, even garish, attempts at cool office design of late.
Posted by Suzanne at 18 October, 2013