Looking for ideas on how to have not only the coolest office on the block but a green one to boot? Take a tour of Twitter’s new eco-friendly office in downtown San Francisco.
Go green… with envy
Visitors are greeted by the famous Twitter logo, which was made from reclaimed barn wood. And the little birdies you see fluttering throughout the office are made from hot rolled steel.
The swish designer furniture is also sustainable. Sweet deal for the designer landing that deal, you say? Sara Morishige Williams, also happens to be the wife of Twitter CEO, Evan Williams.
The large boardroom table is made from concrete composed of 40% fly ash and 100% recyclable aggregate, complete with imbedded birdies flying across the table.
The office space has eco-friendly, non-toxic finishes to keep the air, brain and body clear. It’s all about fun and sustainability.
Playful designs and inspiring decorations make it a relaxed and calm environment, but if you need to burn off some creative steam, it has its very own DJ booth.
(Slideshow) Bizarre Buildings
From a germ-free building to one built in a bomb shelter, we take a look at some of the strangest yet functional buildings around the world.
The Bubble Building. This inflatable, antibacterial building was designed to keep out germs in the Shanghai city centre. While it may resemble a giant jumping castle, if built it will provide an ultra-clean office space.
The building could be created using inflatables made of white antibacterial nylon that are placed around the exterior of an ordinary office building.
(Slideshow) An Artistic Eye
Saatchi and Saatchi bust out in Bangkok in the most colourful way they know how.
As Cool as on TV
Web.tv – where your office looks like a film set.
We all dream of cool offices, but most of us only get as far as customising our desk area with a few photos and a gadget or two. But check out video social networking company Web.tv’s awesome offices. Located in Turkey, the sprawling building hosts over 200 employees and offers a range of stations for any kind of mood, be it social, relaxing, or a quiet spot to focus.
Since work is where we spend a large portion of our day, Web.tv decided to make it a fun place to be, with themed offices that are caves, ski lifts, a sail boat, a stage, bar, café, you name it. Scroll on and be amazed.
The stage space allows workers to enjoy their hobbies like playing in a band, staging short plays, reciting poetry.
“My office is a cave… no, really”
Feel like you need a break from work? Take a pause in one of the ski lift rest areas.
Because every office needs a boat desk to bring on good ideas.
When the day is done and a well-deserved drink is in order, just pop down stairs to the company’s own bar. Wonder if the drinks are subsidised…?
Need a quiet space to reflect and be intellectual? Try the library room – even if the books are just printed wallpaper…
This cute office looks like a blown-up doll’s house.
We’re not even sure what they were thinking with this cotton ball, igloo, snowball meeting room…
There’s even a gym with TV screens that show jogging routes linked to the outside world.
But before you go thinking these people have got a little slice of heaven, even Web.tv has a cubical farm.
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