Office Space of the Future: 9 Workplaces Where Work Meets Fun

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Working in a confined office space for a long time can make you feel stressed and claustrophobic. This is the reason why many modern companies are changing the way their offices are being designed. By incorporating futuristic layouts in their design structure, architects are starting to create eye-catching office spaces employees love.

Although going to work is not always the most enjoyable task for everyone, these futuristic office spaces might change your mind. You’ll find that these designs are a fun place to get the job done.

Have a look at the top 9 office space choices of the future where work meets fun!

1. Google Tel Aviv Office Space – Tel Aviv, Israel

 

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Tel Aviv is the site of one of Google’s coolest office spaces. It is designed primarily by Camenzind Evolution together with Setter Architects and Studio Yaron Tal. This incredible 8,000 square meter campus occupies about 8 floors in its famous Electra Tower.

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The site offers amazing views of Tel Aviv and is able to give their employees the right tools for their jobs. It is also a place for those seeking inspiration and creativity at work. This office boasts colorfully-themed rooms and a local styling that people have come to love about Camenzind Evolution’s office designs for Google.

 

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Finally, as you step into the new Google office space, you’d see a clear distinction between employees in a traditional work desk and those in communication areas. This gives their employees the privacy and focus that they need to do individual work and to collaborate on new ideas.

2. Cisco Building 10 – San Jose, California

 

 

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If you walk through the halls of Cisco’s newest Building 10 located in San Jose, California, you might just encounter a telepresence robot. This self-roaming guy large screen for its head that lets people from around the world connect via live video to Building 10. As you continue your walk in the blue and white building, you may also notice kiosks, desks and LED lighting powered over Ethernet.

 

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The leading IT and networking brand Cisco has long been lauded for its technological advances . The new Building 10 headquarters is not an exception. By combining both virtual and physical office space environments with the latest tech, Building 10 is able to highlight their employees working in such environments. These are the kind of employees that Cisco wants to drive the future of its workplace.

 

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In addition, all the technologies applied into their new Building 10 were made specially to stimulate employee interactions. They want their workers to continue to come up with new innovations. The sleek interior and shiny white design has a network that runs through walls and corners to support the latest tech for its connected lighting, sensor tech and Smart Spaces.

3. Uber’s Futuristic Headquarters – San Francisco, California

 

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A new office space for Uber has started construction just last year and will be located in San Francisco, the same as its other office. The location of their new campus is near the coming arena of the basketball team Golden State Warriors.

 

 

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Uber’s new office design has been taken over by New York-based Shop Architects which will feature two separate buildings that will be connected with glass walkways. It is also going to have a small city park as well as a day care center for the children of their staff.

 

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Furthermore, the design of Uber’s offices are intended to make them look ‘futuristic’. The company envisions their office spaces to be the cathedral of creativity, dedication and hard work.

4. Amazon’s Urban Spheres – Seattle, Washington

 

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There is a new headquarters for Amazon being built in downtown Seattle. Their original plans to create a rectangular design did not push through. It was replacde with three connected biosphere-like domes instead. The design of the structure and everything inside and outside comes from buildings around the world. It also took inspiration from gardens in Singapore and a zoo in Germany.

 

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NBBJ is the designer of this office space project which encompasses around 3.3 million square feet on three city blocks. It would look to include three 37-story towers and other buildings for hundreds of its employees.

 

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The design for Amazon’s new corporate office would seek to create a neighborhood instead of a campus. Moreover, emphasis on the amenities found on the ground-level would be made and it is going to be open for the public to experience themselves.

5. Mindvalley Coolest Office Space – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

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Although a small company compared to others in the list, it was voted as a cool office my Inc. Magazine for a reason. One of the ways this company taps into the mind of their employees is by making their office space attractive. They believe that productivity and creativity can be fueled if their workers are in an environment that encourages such.

 

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The idea for their office space was to build on a sort of town hall type of atmosphere that had a lot of spaces to collaborate. When their futuristic office was launched, the logo of Mindvalley (a pair of wings) was updated as well. A wall in their entrance showcases the logo of the company that is fun to look at. There are also white cubist stools for you to sit on!

 

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Free form best describes some of the rooms for the designs at Mindvalley. You can work whenever and wherever you want if you are an employee here. For people who are a bit on the shy side, you can find your own space too. But the company’s overall office is based on a very social design.

6. The Apple Park – Cupertino, California

 

 

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The American tech giant Apple has grown to be so big that it started running out of space to house its employees. That is why the company decided to open up a new headquarters building located in Cupertino, California. They also added that it would take about six months to move the rest of the 12,000 employees in. Some of the images on this page are renderings of what people should expect their offices would look like.

 

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Even as their workers move in their office spaces, some parts of their site will continue construction throughout the summer. They have also announced one of their most iconic additions which is the Steve Jobs Theater. This 1,000-seat auditorium is located on a hill and will be one of the highest points in Apple Park.

 

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The Apple Park would be the final product of the company’s iconic co-founder, Steve Jobs, who passed away last Oct. 5, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. The detail-oriented leader envisioned a new Apple headquarters as the brand’s beacon for innovation and a place where its employees can continue its efforts to produce groundbreaking products.

7. Samsung Silicon Valley HQ Office Space – San Jose, California

 

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Unlike Apple’s new futuristic headquarters that looks just like a flying saucer, Samsung’s latest Silicon Valley office looks just like a big Rubik’s Cube. This $300 million campus opened last 2015 and has established the South Korean company’s presence in one of the world’s top research and development centers.

 

 

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This 1 million square-foot location in San Jose is able to accommodate up to 2,000 employees such as their R&D teams, local sales personnel and marketing staff. Samsung mentioned that the open design of their office space was intentional, saying that this was to encourage collaborative efforts between their employees.

 

 

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The 10-story headquarters was announced back in 2013 and was secured by the architecture firm NBBJ. Meanwhile, tt has open ‘garden floors’, courtyards and office spaces for all of its employees. It is a strategically crucial facility for Samsung in the United States and is also their biggest investment yet in the Silicon Valley.

8. Adidas Headquarters – Tokyo, Japan

 

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When the international interior design company Garde was awarded the project on creating a single work environment for Adidas in Tokyo, Japan, they took on the challenge to bring together multiple brands with various identities. He avoided temptation to express each brand individually and focused rather on the elements which unite and reinforce the Adidas group brand’s historical growth.

 

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The reception area uses a unique combination of modern fluid forms, natural light, materials and hexagonal shapes which brings out the lifestyle of work and sports. Since the design company used natural materials in designing the office space, they were able to achieve an energy responsible workplace. This is one of the main values of the Adidas Group.

 

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People who visit their Japan headquarters can also find a connection with the founder Adi Dassler in a mosaic image. It has about 14,000 removable soccer cleats, the same invention he came up with to jump-start the company’s success in the 1950s.

9. IBM Software Executive Briefing Center – Rome, Italy

 

 

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The IBM Software Executive Briefing Center was designed by Iosa Ghini Associati. The firm changed the interior environment of the building in line with the visual and graphic value of this brand. This is a true testament to the forward-thinking mentality in which IBM lives by.

 

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Moreover, their new corporate office space in Rome, Italy has been transformed to make their office look modern and to keep the company’s values in mind.

 

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The renovation brings out the future while still providing the right elements in architecture. For this reason, their idea for a ‘spatial’ office space design is still supported. Accordingly, there are groups of parallel lines that blanket each backdrop which matches the rhythm of the foreground. A back-lit line on the floor acts as the tour guide for visitors.