These Amazing Office Spaces Will Make You Want to Set Up Shop

 In All, Business, Commercial Real Estate, Warranty

The way we work today is changing. More people are working from home or remotely and those working in offices are working differently.  Workers are looking at more flexible spaces and moving away from the traditional cubicle or single worker office. Here are some innovative office spaces and office design trends that will have you wanting to set up shop.

  1. Flexibility: A fast growing trend in office space design is flexibility, in space and function. Having modular furniture that can be moved around easily to accommodate changing office needs seems to be the most popular trend. Architects and office planners are seeing companies move away from the pre-planned, permanent office layout.
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  2. Open, multipurpose workspaces: Offices are moving away from the closed offices or cubicle design, opting for open, multi-use spaces. Large, multi-person desks are used to promote a more relaxed, collaborative atmosphere. Lounge areas are being used to create energy and interaction between co-workers.  Teamwork seems to be the goal in new office spaces inspiring creativity.  Spaces are created to be used for casual gatherings as well as large multimedia presentations.  Brightening up the workspace by bringing in the outdoors and more natural light creates a healthier environment.
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  3. Clean lines: Scott Lesizza, principal at Workwell Partners, tells FastCompany that one of the most requested elements is clutter free desktops and conference rooms. Laptops, docking stations, monitors, personal items, office supplies clutter desks, open office spaces and expensive conference rooms. Companies are spending thousands of dollars on modern, clean lined spaces and that kind of clutter makes an office disorganized and less efficient.
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  4. Innovation and Relaxation: Since the advent of social media offices with Google, Facebook and Twitter, office spaces have gotten more and more creative. Companies are finding that employees are more productive, loyal and creative in these inspiring spaces. With nap pods, slides, recreation areas, even skateboard ramps, these spaces have come a long way from the Mad Men corner office.
    Photo: www.emlii.com Clive Wilkinson’s award winning “breathing islands” created out of shipping containers and tents for Pallotta Teamworks, Los Angeles, CA

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    Clive Wilkinson’s award winning “breathing islands” created out of shipping containers and tents for Pallotta Teamworks, Los Angeles, CA

The 70,000 sqft space housing Inventionland in Pittsburgh is designed with 15 different sets. The “Creationeers”, as the employees are known, work in pirate ships, treehouses, a castle, a cave, red carpet walkway, on a race track or a giant robot. The facility creates working prototypes of inventions.

Photo: www.emlii.com The 70,000 sqft space housing Inventionland in Pittsburgh is designed with 15 different sets. The “Creationeers”, as the employees are known, work in pirate ships, treehouses, a castle, a cave, red carpet walkway, on a race track or a giant robot. The facility creates working prototypes of inventions.

 

Interior of Parliament's Design Studio in Portland, OR

Photo: www.emlii.com Parliament Office in Portland, OR has created a happy, comfortable work space. Using a mix of recycled, reclaimed materials including a salvaged pizza oven, wood from a barn and an old church and old street signs, they have created a fun, quirky space with a game room for inspiration.

 

Photo: www.emlii.com Known as Toronto’s smartest building, Corus Quay is all about fun and creativity. Bringing employees together in one space with slides, large TV’s, hockey rink shaped tables and bright colors, this building increases productivity in all who work there.

Photo: www.emlii.com Known as Toronto’s smartest building, Corus Quay is all about fun and creativity. Bringing employees together in one space with slides, large TV’s, hockey rink shaped tables and bright colors, this building increases productivity in all who work there.

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Photo: www.emlii.com White Mountain Office in Stockholm, home to an internet service provider, is built 100 feet underground. Albert France-Lanord Architects renovated the former bomb shelter into one of the most unique office spaces in the world.

Another innovation in office spaces is how companies are protecting their investment. Regular maintenance of your property is your responsibility. Similar to a homeowner’s insurance policy, if you suffer a system breakdown due to neglect or oversight on your part, your business property insurance won’t cover the repair, recovery or replacement of those systems.

An office warranty, an innovative new approach to office maintenance, is a product that covers the most time-consuming, budget-busting system repairs and provides regular preventive maintenance. This innovative office warranty program is designed to make maintenance and repair easier. The Office Guardian system encompasses regular service intervals as well as emergency repair and cost-effective replacement of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.

However, in the Phoenix area, business owners have an additional level of protection. An office warranty from OfficeGuardian is a comprehensive service to maintain your systems and prevent the unnecessary wear and tear that can lead to breakdowns. Even when breakdowns occur, the office warranty plan provides coverage for those repairs as well.

OfficeGuardian offers a fixed-cost, worry-free response team to business owners in the event that a major office system or appliance breaks due to normal wear and tear. When you know that your business has OfficeGuardian, you can have peace of mind that your property is being cared for properly. OfficeGuardian is the business owner’s advocate to ensure that their office systems are running as efficiently and effectively as possible.

OfficeGuardian will protect you as a business owner or a landlord/property manager from repair nightmares, eliminate surprises that disrupt business, and stabilize your bottom line. We ensure that when a repair is made, it’s done right the first time, guaranteed. One Call Does It All.

For more information, visit www.officewarranty.com.

       

 

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