Startup Cribs – 10 Inspired Famous Office Environments

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This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings – a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of buildings from around the world. 

Most of the companies for whom those offices were created are already widely familiar: pretty much anyone can recognize a part of their brand identity incorporated into their every-day life. But what is more important, they have seemingly become pioneers in a very different, contemporary office culture which calls it a day for segregated cubicles and celebrates open space, free flow of people and ideas and the blurring of the thick line between work and play. It will probably take a while before installing slides leading to a gourmet cafeteria becomes a worldwide corporate standard, but most of those companies have been instrumental in creating global trends, so this might actually be a glimpse of the fun-filled future of workplaces for all of us!

 Scott Brownrigg: Google Offices

Scott Brownrigg: Google Officesimage: Scott Brownrigg

pS Arkitektur: Skype Office

pS Arkitektur: Skype Office image: Jason Strong

Elding Oscarson: No Picnic

Elding Oscarson: No Picnicimage: Åke E:son Lindman

O + A: Facebook Headquarters 

O + A: Facebook Headquartersimage: Cesar Rubio

O + A: AOL Offices

O + A: AOL Offices image: Jasper Sanidad

Dan Pearlman: MTV Networks Headquarters

Dan Pearlman: MTV Networks Headquartersimage: diephotodesigner.de

COA: Red Bull Offices

COA: Red Bull Officesimage: COA

Ministry Of Design: Leo Burnett Office

Ministry Of Design: Leo Burnett Office image: Ministry Of Design

Joost Van Blejswijk & Alrik Koudenburg: Nothing Office

Joost Van Blejswijk & Alrik Koudenburg: Nothing Officeimage: www.homedit.com

Camenzind Evolution: Google EMEA Engineering Hub

Camenzind Evolution: Google EMEA Engineering Hub image: Camenzind Evolution

Antonina is an architect who has recently joined the OpenBuildings team to take over Community Outreach. Believes in interdisciplinary approach to architecture and everything else, fascinated by Japanese and Dutch design, typography and all things inspired.
OpenBuildings is a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of contemporary and conceptual architecture from around the world that exists as a website and application for iPhone, and recently - Android, which enable users to find, learn about and share nearby buildings of architectural merit.
  • O how I would love to spend my days in the Facebook offices….

  • love the Google ‘pods’ and firehouse pole!

    oh yah, and Facebook of course

  • exactly where I want

  • Vendeline Venus

    I like google office design it looks like place for hangout… and I think every office above look like that..
    http://www.amethystsuites.com/