Driven by a passion for content and technology, HBO Digital Products is charged with developing HBO’s new digital and interactive experiences and is responsible for such products as HBO GO and HBO NOW. To manage dramatic expansion in the Seattle area, HBO signed a lease for the top three floors of a new mid-rise building known as Hill7. They recognized this as an opportunity to develop a high-performance workspace that would support their main objective—reengineering entertainment.
Razorfish’s move into the main SapientNitro HQ, Eden House, signalled a multi-pronged opportunity to unite everyone under the new SapientRazorfish brand, fuse skill-sets and bring alive the agency’s unique blend of technology and creativity.
Appointed in early 2016, Edge’s challenge was to create a ‘shared home’ in the unused basement at Eden House; to breathe life into this dead, static space and transform it into a place for collaboration, skill-set sharing and flexible working.
Soesthetic Group has designed the new offices their architecture and design firm, located in Kiev, Ukraine.
Concept of blank sheet is the main idea of the interior. Basically, it could be transformed to everything: picture, page of a great book or became something totally new.
The views and the wide open space. Working in an empty space that requires no demolition—which was the case at Eligible—is a wonderful thing. My biggest challenge was filling the generous expanse without losing the stunning views all around (including some of the water). In the end, we managed to retain a sense of airiness despite the addition of three conference rooms, three private offices, and three more informal meeting rooms.
The office, which was created by the award-winning Swiss architecture and design studio Evolution Design and completed in July 2016, has been specifically designed with employee well-being in mind. Every aspect, from workstations to social spaces, team areas and relaxation rooms, is built around four key pillars of health: activity, attitude, rest and nutrition. The result is one of the first offices in Switzerland that makes employee well-being its primary focus.
Blend is a San Francisco-based tech company developing software and data applications intended to streamline the originating process for mortgage lenders, while offering a better user experience to their borrowers.
The team at Blend wanted an office design that was clean and fresh yet preserved their industrial Mission office roots. Creating a space that complemented the 360 degree views of downtown began by developing a palette of blues and grey. Then came the interplay of machine-age materials, organic textures, and geometric shapes; a confident and energizing setting for home lending disruption.
The dynamic UK-based financial technology firm, XTX Markets, has expanded its operations with their first Asian workplace. After selecting Singapore for that expansion, XTX Markets then chose and awarded Realys and their Design-led Construction approach to capture the essence of XTX Markets’ brand and workstyle for the 2,600sq ft (240 sq m) tenancy.
Oracle’s Santa Clara campus had been a 95% closed office environment since it was originally owned and occupied by Sun Microsystems in the 1990’s. In 2014, RMW was engaged to add two buildings (9 and 10) to the existing campus, buildings to introduce the new Oracle Workplace.
The office is located in the heart of the financial district in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. The floor is divided in 2 areas, one for the faculty and workers, meeting rooms and conference rooms, and the other half for classrooms and student areas.
In the center the reception area welcomes the visitors, with a lounge where staff, visitors and students can rest or wait for their next class. Since the ceilings were not that high, we decided to play with them in different ways. In most areas we took them completely away and painted them in black to make them “disappear”. In the classrooms, where more lighting, sound and projection was needed, we used lower ceilings to cover all the installations.
Poppy graphics and brightly-colored furnishings bring visual lightness to this whole-floor office space devoted to beauty incubator brand Kendo. Combining the sleekness of long surfaces with the eye-catching punch of lipsticks and cushions, Garcia Tamjidi have created a retail-inspired environment for a fast-growing ultra-creative company devoted to making the world a more beautiful place.
Palo Alto Networks is a company involved in developing cyber defense solutions. It is located in downtown Tel Aviv, on the 24th floor of a complex of multi-story office towers alongside an eclectic variety of buildings built during the city’s historical eras. This is a multi-layered colorful part of Tel Aviv, where alongside banks and high tech companies, one finds low-tech businesses and assorted shops such as painting workshops, artists’ studios and restaurants.
The magic of Dropbox is it allows you to work anywhere, using a nearly invisible interface. But the company’s 300,000-square-foot physical offices couldn’t be invisible. The space needed deliberate visual cues to support collaboration among the company’s many teams.
The solution: a bustling city layout based on landmarks, neighborhoods, and shared community values.
JAXDA, an office design company, has designed and moved into their new offices in Shanghai, China.
JAXDA focus on workspace design, project management and construction services, and provide high-end office space solutions for many domestic and international top 500 enterprises. In April this year, JAXDA moved from the old office to Yanping road located next to the bustling streets of Shanghai Jing’an Temple.
The entrance starts from the elevator hall. The old wooden decorated wall with JAXDA LOGO, highlights the overall sense of design and modality with the forest element involved.
With Spotify growing at a rapid rate the company needed a larger office to accommodate more staff. Having already refurbished Spotify’s first London office, we were perfectly placed to provide a Cat B fit out for their new base in Soho.
Since the brand has evolved since the last refurbishment, our designer needed to create an innovative look and feel for their new office. Inspired by Spotify’s HQ in Stockholm – with a London twist – our team designed an eclectic space with sumptuous velvet, leather and wood. Our design also incorporated an extensive AV component, including a sound system throughout the office.
BlaBlaCar, an online collaborative car-renting company, is developing a big program of staffing and has leased 9,000 sqm in Building #cloud.paris in the 2nd district of Paris. Tétris was selected for the design and implementation of these new project that will host 960 people.
The company wanted its office to reflect its image of a young and dynamic team, and therefore favored the creation of many places of exchange and assembly.
Digital product design and development company Pixelmatters, has designed their new office space to accommodate their growing team in Porto, Portugal.
While approaching the 3 years old mark, our old office space started to become just too small. Growing fast and steadily, now counting with a team of 23, we had to move. Essentially, our new 360m2 office is composed of 5 main areas: Lounge, Open-working space, Meeting rooms, Kitchen and Games room.
Sheldon Commercial Interiors has designed the new offices of global talent agency WME | IMG, located in Sydney, Australia.
An industrial aesthetic with opulent touches was the brief handed to Sheldon by talent and media powerhouse agency WME|IMG.
Following a merger between the two companies, the organisation wanted to create an office space that integrated both company cultures while allowing each to work as their own business unit. The design was to be inspired by the client’s New York office, which made regular communication and updates key to the successful project result.
FORM Architects has designed the new offices of their architecture firm, located in Arlington, Virginia.
As the architect and the end user, there is an added element of customization required to address an undoubtedly unique design experience. From conception, it was essential that the ideas from FORM’s staff were included in defining a concise design direction. To facilitate this, FORM implemented an iteration of an exercise that they practice with their clients. This led FORM to the concept of a deconstructed, collaborative loft that would allow staff and their ideas to thrive.
Can a physical space be a vehicle for change? That was the question FENNIE+MEHL pondered when the global software development company ThoughtWorks tasked them to find and build out a new San Francisco office.
Committing to ThoughtWorks’ mission of passionately advocating for positive social and economic justice, F+M passed over real estate options in more affluent areas and found the perfect vacant space in the heart of the city, at a literal and symbolic intersection of new tech, urban grit and multicultural vibrancy.
Smarkets provides a superior online investment platform that facilitates honest, user-centered trading in regard to sports, politics and current events.
The client was determined to do things differently. They wanted a space where their staff could eat together in a large, marble-clad commercial kitchen, providing free catered lunches and the flexibility to transform the space into a large entertainment zone.