4 International Office Projects Show the Way Forward
International office projects are showing us the way forward.
Leidos in Reston, Virginia by Gensler
Sightlines between floors, 17,000 square feet of amenities, and a state-of-the-art conference center make the health, defense, and tech company’s 17-story headquarters fertile ground for collaboration, while prismatic visuals and installations by artist Davis McCarty reference the company name, a derivative of kaleidoscope.
Zhen Fund in Beijing by Sokol Architecture Practice
The hedge-fund workplace is characterized by curving glass walls and zesty orange hues, its meandering 10,800-square-foot floor plan based on parabolic forms that create natural pockets for impromptu private conversations and avoid the “interminable and dull corridors” of traditional offices.
Spacial in Montreal by Ivy Studio
The fledgling coworking brand is defining itself by employing a funky, youthful aesthetic, which is characterized in this 120-person space by surfaces of psychedelic zinc passivity and a residential-style kitchen with pretty painted cabinetry and a Rosso Levanto marble backsplash.
Early Childhood Authority in Abu Dhabi by Roar
For the headquarters of a government agency focused on the future of learning for preschoolers, the concept is based on the synapses of a young brain—a series of hubs connected by organic walkways—with a color psychologist–developed palette and soft, tactile textures on furniture and walls, all meant to inspire adults to view the world through the lens of a child.
The Allure of Fresh Bread Informs the Design of a Bakery by Studio Shoo
There’s nothing more comforting than the contrast of the crisp crust and soft, pale interior of a loaf of freshly baked bread—unless it’s a bakery inspired by those textures. For their third joint project, clients …
Mykonos Jewelry Store Makes a Splash with Unexpected, Lively Interiors
Athens-based design studio Saint of Athens recently dipped its toes into a unique retail project, pairing with Dive Architects for Italian jewelry brand Gavello’s Mykonos storefront. While the island already provided a…
Perkins Eastman’s Pittsburgh Studio Offers Insights on the Future of Workplace Design
A new home for Perkins Eastman’s Pittsburgh studio was already in the works in March 2020 when, as for offices around the world, the future of workplaces themselves was called into question by the COVID pandemic. From …