M Moser Associates has designed a new office space for Puma located in London. 27,000 sqft, year 2014
FENNIE+MEHL Architects Box San Francisco on the 13th and 26th floors of 100 First Street. Size 30,374 sqft
The challenge to F+M co-founder Ned Fennie and designer Jackie Guasco was to stay true to the Box brand and culture — fun, energetic, no holds barred — while keeping in mind that the 26th floor will one day become an important executive briefing center. In the meantime, new hires are arriving apace, and recruitment and retention are paramount.
A moody cocoon of wood and raw metal announces a design departure in the elevator lobby on the 26th floor. Just beyond is a glowing blue corridor. A jagged recess in the concrete floor is also lighted in blue: eye candy for visitors. Each conference room pays whimsical homage to an important Box event, and geometrical carpet patterns unify the look.
Design: FENNIE+MEHL Architects
Photography: Chad Ziemendorf
International hotel booking site, Booking.com’s Singapore office designed by SCA design Pte Ltd (a member of the ONG&ONG group) promises to be an inspiration to its employees and clients alike. Given its line of business, the company deals with various destinations and cultures‚ of which not single one could adequately represent the entire operation as a whole.
Thus, the design concept for their Singapore office embraces this diversity by theming areas of the office according to different local places and assigning them fun tag lines. The idea was to create a vibrant workspace that could be both interactive as well as socially engaging.
There are different spaces for different activities, such as learning, working, eating or playing. Despite the demarcation of space, connectivity and interaction were key requirements for the client. In order to meet these specifications, collaboration hubs were placed in highly visible and central areas within the office. Additionally, the office was designed to maximise natural light entering the workplace, while the layout was left flexible enough to allow for the company’s future expansion plans.
With its quirkiness as well as its functional design, this is a memorable office where both employees and visitors can feel at ease.
Photographer: Jaume Albert Marti