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 <a href="http://openbuildings.com/">OpenBuildings</a> 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.<br /> <a href="http://openbuildings.com/">OpenBuildings</a> is a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of contemporary and conceptual architecture from around the world that exists as a website and <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/bg/app/buildings/id374825541?mt=8">application for iPhone</a>, and recently - <a href="https://market.android.com/details?id=com.openbuildings.buildings">Android</a>, 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/