On Top of the World
Global powers in media and technology get new headquarters.
1. Firm: Prism Design Consulting Shanghai Co.
Standout: Heads-down work meets feet-up relaxation at this information technology company, as concrete bench desking wends its way beneath a mezzanine’s rope netting.
2. Firm: Architecture + Information.
Project: Canvas Worldwide.
Site: Los Angeles.
Standout: Dichroic film, covering the glass enclosures of a caféand meeting rooms, gives prismatic allure to a marketing communication agency’s industrial-inspired overall aesthetic.
3. Firm: Olson Kundig.
Project: Digital media company.
Site: New York.
Standout: A plant-filled break room, styled as a conservatory, brings a breath of fresh air to an ultra-urban palette of blackened steel, white paint, and charcoal-gray furnishings.
4. Firm: NBBJ.
Standout: To humanize a 3 million-square-foot mega-complex, quirks include dividers made with rollers like those used on the conveyor belts at the company’s distribution centers.
5. Firm: Jump Studios – A Populus Company.
Project: Saatchi & Saatchi Group.
Standout: The reception desk transitions into a coffee bar for the cafe, where lattes can be consumed while swinging in Nanna and JØrgen Ditzel’s rattan seats.
6. Firm: Gensler.
Project: Adobe Systens Incorporated.
Site: San Jose, California.
Standout: Referencing the vectors of the company’s Illustrator software, linearity pervades the office, from the LED fixtures to the cedar-slatted rooftop pergola.