Best office space design

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about best office space design

Project • By Space MatrixOffices

Vanke Shenzhen

‘What does a typical day here look like?’ At the end of a job interview, this is one question candidates often ask to get a feel of the workplace. At one time, the interviewer may have launched into details about the work timings, lunch hours and coffee breaks. Now however, in most modern organisations, the interviewer is unlikely to be able to give a singular, straight answer.   This is especially true in a company like Vanke. As an urban and rural development provider and a living space management company, the firm has too many diverse business interests for the work roles to fit into traditional definitions. With their operations expanding and diversifying even further, Vanke’s leadership team wanted to shift to... More

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Arisaig Partners

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” So the popular saying goes.   But for the investment management firm, Arisaig Partners, this saying is not just an empty philosophy — it forms the very DNA of their corporate brand. This focus on unity and togetherness is evident in the way the company functions. Its employee-owned approach means that there is a strong feeling of ownership and belonging among those who work and manage the day-to-day functioning of the firm. They offer boutique services, which allows them to work very closely with each client and stakeholder and form long-term partnerships — so that eventually, these clients end up feeling like an extended part of the Arisa... More

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Peak Reinsurance Company Limited

OPEN & COLLABORATIVE Peak Reinsurance Company Limited is a Hong Kong-based modern and dynamic reinsurer, supporting the development of the global reinsurance industry with a special focus on developing markets. They came to Space Matrix for a new workplace design that would transform their old ways of working and improve staff well-being and wellness. They wished to move away from a traditional layout with 120-degree high partitioned desks, into an open, activity-based working (ABW) environment with height-adjustable desks, flexible meeting areas, collaboration spaces and breakout areas that will enhance collaboration, cross-department communication and support a variety of working styles. As space allocation (desk area and desk size p... More
Collaboration Cafe
Booth seating
Island counter for post-meeting chats
A warm reception
Open-plan office

Project • By Conexus StudioOffices

Keurig

When Conexus Studio won the pitch to design and build the new Singapore operations centre for the biggest beverage brewer system makers in the United States, it was no surprise that coffee was an inspiration. With “perk up!” as a central concept, the design aimed integrate the lively branding of Keurig Dr Pepper, whilst keeping to the sophisticated lines and detailing of the much-loved Keurig beverage machines. Alongside the space’s distinctive personality, layout planning of the office and engineering laboratory centered on supporting the connected and collaborative atmosphere, as part of the company’s “One Team” spirit. At the heart of the space is an inviting cafe-style breakout area, strategically... More

Project • By Space MatrixOffices

[β] Lab (Beta Lab)

Those driving down Gurgaon’s Golf Course Road might slow down at seeing a gorgeous piazza-like forecourt of an eye-catching entrance, done up with greenery, artefacts and featuring a massive rustic double height door. If you’re headed to the Space Matrix [β] Lab (Beta Lab), you’ll know you’ve come to the right place.   [β] Lab — The Genesis [β] Lab is not just a design studio or a workspace — it is an amalgamation of various work environments that function as a testing ground, both for us and our clients. One might say it’s a real-time workshop that brings together the art and science of design, essentially in permanent beta mode. Over the last few years, work has ste... More

Project • By SP62 ArchitectureOffices

GEEKIE

Geekie is a company that works with SP62 since its first headquarters. As the years went by, the educational company reached more than 12 million students. There are platforms, games, scans and several impactors made by the sector in Brazil. Changing the reality of thousands of people was the main motto we used. On the facade, you can see the line that rises and goes to the sky, without limits. Basic materials such as cement, iron and wood were used together with the brand's colors to build a functional, symmetrical environment and theater of great ideals. More

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Omnicom

If there’s one thing that has become clear over the last few months, it is the importance of social connections in the modern workplace. In the past few weeks, most people experienced feelings of isolation and loneliness, even as they enjoyed the flexibility of working remotely. In fact, in a global survey we recently conducted, over 85% of respondents said they missed face-to-face social interactions. Companies need to keep this in mind while rethinking their workplace strategies. While they design new policies to make remote working a bigger part of their operations, they also need to make sure that when employees interact, they do so safely and in the most meaningful way possible. When Space Matrix worked with the global marketin... More

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Hilton Office

The year is 1919. The place, Cisco, Texas. A young Conrad Hilton arrives in town with the intention of buying a bank and becoming a banker. He changes his mind at the last minute and buys a hotel instead. And so begins the journey of the iconic Hilton hotels.   Back then, the hospitality landscape was very different. Hotel lobbies were not air-conditioned, public rooms did not have cold running water. Televisions in each guest room was unheard of. All this was soon to change, as Hilton hotels evolved, thrived and grew to set a new benchmark for luxury in hospitality.    Much has changed in the industry since then — and Hilton has been at the forefront, leading these changes. As the brand entered its 100th year, Spac... More