Having a workplace that makes workers productive and happy is every businessman’s and employee’s dream. These bigger-than-life companies have taken that to the next level. It is safe to say that their workplace environment has greatly contributed to their success as a whole company. Here are our top 8 picks on the coolest workplaces. Click the images for the full article of each office, they are worth the read.
1. Google’s London Office
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This is one of the biggest and most innovative companies in the world, of course it’s in the list. Their whole office encourages out-of-the-box thinking which explains their innovative products and services.
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Steve Jobs once owned Pixar and then was bought by Disney. Jobs still owned Pixar when they designed the main head quarters and said that he wanted the office to encourage collaboration. This results to an office building designed to force people out of their offices and mingle to share ideas spontaneously.
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Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington is a huge campus that even employees can get lost in. Their interior incorporates indoor gardening as well as workplaces and homes that look like they came straight out from the future.
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This office looks like it came straight out of a children’s storybook. They invent and make products for their clients, thus, the name Inventionland. Complete with a pirate ship, a nursery for inventing toys and other child-friendly products. Even the employees wear lab coats.
5. Selgas Cano Architecture
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This office in the woods of Madrid, Spain is made up of A 20mm thick, curved window made of transparent acrylic forms the north-facing wall of the tunnel-like space. The space provide good ventilation, lighting and more importantly, inspiration.
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Airbnb’s recently renovated 72,000 sq ft office in San Francisco combines new Internet bubble, San Francisco–handmade, newly iconic brand and design school chic. Their office, which also represents the company shows openness, collaboration with a youthful vibe.
7. Urban Outfitters
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The Architects and Interior designers were able to turn this dilapidated warehouse into a wonderful campus. The campus commons are shared by the different departments of the company. Who would’ve thought that a building that once housed Naval ship-building is now being occupied by retail product designers for Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and so much more?
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Judging from the slides and colors that pop out, Lego’s office is designed for creativity, innovation, fun and play. Collaboration still is the center theme of this innovative company. The space has a lot of meeting spaces and private pods to accommodate team and individual work.