Variously sized meeting and board rooms are distributed around the central atrium in the form of radically cantilevering pods. Large expanses of glass, minimal partitions, and airy workspaces maximize connectivity amongst workers.
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Coloured smoked glass of separation walls and bright carpet panels have become key visual dominants of this office. Carpet panels can be seen not only on the floor, but also on effectively winding surfaces of white ceiling. Many of these details are made with recognizable Yandex search services icons, which have been scaled to human size.
Housed in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard, this multi-phased corporate campus provides new design studios and office space for the company’s distinctive retail brands, while celebrating the idiosyncratic remnants of 125 years of shipbuilding. The design embraces both the history of the Navy Yard and Urban Outfitters’ modern culture by layering old and new.
The Sony Music Timeline celebrates 125 years of musical history covering almost 150 square meters of wall space in Sony’s Derry Street headquarters. Using just CNC cut vinyl as the sole medium, 54 columns measuring over 2 meters tall cover feature nearly 1000 of Sony Music’s signed artists from 1887 to the present day.
The interior space is defined by the layout of the furniture, which has been meticulously designed. This enables the optimum use of the spacious interior, as it does not need partitions. Even in the meeting space, where partitions are usually required, we have established a free-flowing space by the use of umbrellas.
Pandora’s Chicago office in Tribune Tower, references music genres, personalities, and places through integrated artwork and streaming music in public areas. Whimsical phone booths provide nooks for conference calls and heads-down work, while meeting rooms with fully glazed walls ensure that staff has full access to the spectacular views.
The finished office occupies one-half of a floor plate, wrapping partly around the building’s service core and atrium. The reception area is both open and visible from outside through the atrium’s glass walls, its boundaries loosely demarcated by two curvaceous, enclosed ‘islands’ accommodating a luggage/cloakroom and a pantry.
As we enter the floors there are small lobbies as a prologue to what takes place inside. Informal meeting spaces and phone booths to receive suppliers without having to go through the whole office. Next, an open space with infinite possibilities. Each brand has its own personality, colors on columns, ceilings and furnishings.