This week we're featuring the Haptic Architects who recently designed a new office for Arkwright in Oslo, Norway. The office was completed in 2014 and features a beautiful modern and simplistic design.
This week we're featuring a coworking space: Jelly Button Games and Hamutzim Studio in Tel Aviv, Israel. This coworking space was designed by Roy David Studio. Although the space is only 7,534 sqft (find out how much space you need for your team), Jelly Button Games and Hamutzim Studios share the same founders, making it easier for them to share the space.
This week we're featuring the offices of creative advertisement firm Wild Card in Culver City, CA. The Wild Card offices were designed by Christopher David Associates and were inspired by the creative aspects of the company.
This week we're featuring the Arup offices in Manchester, England. The Arup offices were designed by TSK Group in 2014 and span 20,000 sqft. TSK Group plays with the traditional office by using bright colors and unexpected objects to create surprise.
Finding office space is one of the most important challenges any business faces. Not only will rent likely be your second largest expense (following payroll), but your office will also be your second home and becomes reflective of your company, team, and culture. Your office has a significant impact on hiring, retaining talent, and keeping employees engaged. For growing companies, price, location, size, and timing are all crucial to the search.
This week we present to you the iZotope offices in Cambridge, Massachussetts. The iZotope offices were designed by Unispace and were finished in 2014. This space spans 35,000 sqft (find out how much space you need for your team and combines wood, brick, and paint to innovate a look all their own.
As you probably know, the commercial real estate market in NYC is hot (and it’s really not great for tenants.) Demand is skyrocketing due to the burst of new businesses on the scene. The problem with this demand in NYC is that there’s no way for building owners to accommodate with supply. In most cities when demand is great, there’s room to build out and expand the city limits (i.e. urban sprawl.) Companies can move farther away from the city center for cheaper rent, which also drives prices down in the city because demand goes down. Makes sense. In NYC, the main problem is there’s no room to build out, and what space does exist is being quickly absorbed by new companies. For example, Chelsea only has 20 million square feet, with only 4.2% currently vacant (this was 6.6% last year, but 2.4% was already leased). In addition, only 168,000 square feet is scheduled to be added this year. The combination of low inventory being taken quickly, with no new space coming on the market means options are lacking and pricing is going to keep going up.
This week, we're featuring Wonderfactory and their NYC office as our office space of the week.
This week, we're featuring KitchenSurfing, a service that brings skilled chefs to home kitchens, starting at just $25 per person and their NYC office as our office space of the week.
This week, we're featuring Nylon Magazine and their NYC office as our office space of the week.
This week, we're choosing the ?WhatIf! offices in NYC by Mapos architects as our office space of the week. The NYC office is 12,000 sqft (find out how much space your office needs) and was done on a budget of $775,000.
This week's office space of the week goes to Astor Hellas, a leading wholesale international trading company in the Greek market and their new 4,300sqft office in Thessaloniki (wondering how much office space your team needs? Try our office space calculator.)
This week, our office space of the week goes to the Mozilla headquarters in Mountain View, California.
One thing we love is when large companies go all out and get it really right when it comes to office space, especially since we know the impact of office space on company culture. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite, innovative offices around the world of various sizes and in various locations to help you get inspired and motivated to make your office the perfect space for your team.
We're giving our office space of the week to the Birchbox offices in NYC.
We're giving our office space of the week to the Super Bowl 50 offices in San Francisco.
We're giving our office space of the week to the Lego offices in Istanbul!
The NYTimes published an article this Tuesday from Rebekah Campbell titled, “Why I Ditched My Co-Working Space.” In her article, Rebekah touches on some of the pain points often associated with working in a shared space. These include issues like noise, not having a permanent desk or private space, and too many distractions.
Today kicks off (no pun intended) the semifinals of the world cup. From 32 teams, we are now down to the final 4. Today's match between Brazil and Germany features two of the worlds most storied soccer countries facing off in Belo Horizonte. There are lots of articles out there predicting winners based on the teams' performances in the tournament to date, the health of their respective starting lineups, and other things that they feel are pertinent. We feel there is a glaring hole in their analysis: the state of their office space leasing markets. What follows is a high level head to head comparison between the top two markets in Brazil (Rio and Sao Paolo) and Germany (Berlin and Munich)
This week we are featuring Idean for our Austin Office Space of the Week #OSOTW. Idean is a global innovator for digital user experiences across all platforms, with a space as creative as their team! Their crazy cool open office is located at 713 East 6th St., in Downtown Austin.
This week we are featuring Greatist, a team that is seriously motivating their extensive community of followers (us included!) to make healthy choices in our daily lives. As this week’s New York Office Space of the Week #OSOTW, we got a chance to tour Greatist’s cool and quirky space, located at 18 West 27th St. in the Flatiron District.
I recently attended an event unlike most tech slash networking events, fittingly titled “Wellbeing in the Workplace: Mind. Body. Environment.” As part of the small talks speaker series presented by Turnstone (@turnstone #TSsmalltalks) and sponsored by Steelcase, this event left me feeling calm, collected, and ready to take on the busy day ahead!
There are a variety of theories about office space and employee satisfaction. But what about curating your office environment to create an overall inspiring company culture, and to attract new talent? Does the presence of standing desks at your company make you a superior employer to one that utilizes the standard cubicle-ridden space?