10 of the World’s Most Eye-Catching Offices


[Editor’s note: Flavorwire is counting down our most popular features of 2010. This post, which originally ran on September 2, 2010, comes in at position number 10. It was originally published September 21, 2010.] Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours at the office, so it only makes sense that we crave a workplace that’s not only comfortable, but also aesthetically pleasing. In most cases, this turns out to be a tall order. But in a few rare instances, an office space can transform into something that’s downright inspiring. After the jump, we’ve rounded up photos of a few spots that have caught our eye — from larger corporations whose names you’ll recognize, to smaller companies that have managed to make the most of more limited resources with loads of creativity. As always, leave links to anything we’ve missed in the comments.

Cartoon Network (Atlanta, GA)

Disney Store Headquarters (Pasadena, CA) – Designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects

Google’s Engineering Headquarters (Zurich, Switzerland) – Designed by Camenzind Evolution

ILSE media (Netherlands) – Designed by Wat Design

LEGO Group’s Development Department (Billund,Denmark) – Designed by Bosch & Fjord

Ogilvy & Mather ( Guangzhou, China) – Designed by M Moser and Associates

Red Bull (London, UK) – Designed by Jump Studios

Selgas Cano Architecture (Madrid, Spain)

Swatch Headquarters (Toyko, Japan) – Designed by Shigeru Ban

Vodafone (Porto, Portugal) – Designed by Barbosa Guimarães Arquitectos