The New Office Spaces and Some Contrived Examples
29 August 2016

The New Office Spaces and Some Contrived Examples

Which office would you like to work in? Is it all hype, drama, and over-spending. Can't people just be given a desk and good people to work with?

We look at the evolution of the office space from a tightly controlled functional space into strange variations that walk the fine line between cool and contrived. Would you want a volcano, bean bags, Ikea kids furniture, and a McDonalds style desk layout in your office? One office looks like a downtown trendy bar.

  • Which office would you like to work in?
  • Is all this office design really important?
  • Is it all hype, drama, and over-spending?
  • In four years will all these offices look like outdated style museums?
  • Give people a desk and good people to work with and all will be fine?

Typical Office

  • The typical office of the late 90s looked like this.

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The Modern (Maybe) Funky Office?

  • The (maybe) funky work space of the future is evolving into this?
  • Is it flammable?
  • Was it modelled after the Kids Department at an Ikea Store?

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The Office That Looks Like a Bar

  • This is a real office but it looks like a bar.
  • Bling, Bling!
  • Maybe the company bought a bar and to save money made it into their office, as-is.

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One Shelley Street Office

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 22squared Office

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Astra Zeneca Office

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 4c Media Office

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 Basta!Media Office

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Athlon Flex Center Office

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WhaleShark Media Office

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Adidas Office

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707 Brand Communications Office

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