It’s no news to anyone that working in a dull, blank office is counterproductive. A comfortable workspace with a nice layout, proper lighting, and concern about ergonomics is an effective way to improve well-being and, consequently, productivity.

Still, many companies are reluctant to renovate the environment. Some are insecure of losing their identity, others fear losing control of their original project and most are hindered by excessive costs.

Companies that are seriously committed to the growth associated with wellness invest in their office design. Some go a step (or many steps) farther and transform themselves into a haven for creativity, innovation, and positivity.

These companies are an example of that. Their offices are so amazing that by themselves attract youthful and intelligent employees.

Selgas Cano Architecture Office

Architect Iwan Baan amazes us with this great project in the Spanish woods just outside Madrid. Image Source: Arch Daily
Architect Iwan Baan amazes us with this great project in the Spanish woods just outside Madrid. Image Source: Arch Daily

Half of the office is dug into the ground, so even during hot Spanish summers the office is still cool inside. The long window that runs on the side of the office makes artificial lightning unecessary during the day.

Can you picture yourself working in a sustainable office surrounded by the woods? Image Source: Arch Daily
Can you picture yourself working in a sustainable office surrounded by the woods? Image Source: Arch Daily

Since the office is sunken into the ground, added the long window, employees have an eye-level view of the forest. They sometimes are even surprised by the visit of small and not so small animals. 

There is no need for artificial lightning most of the day. Image Source: Arch Daily
There is no need for artificial lightning most of the day. Image Source: Arch Daily

 

Dropbox

The Dropbox guys have moved into an overwhelming office space in San Francisco. Designed in collaboration between Geremia Design and Boor Bridges Architecture. Image Source: Office Snapshot
The Dropbox guys have moved into an overwhelming office space in San Francisco. Image Source: Office Snapshot

Dropbox has created this unique environment for their workers. Their goal is to simplify the way people create and collaborate. Doesn’t 

The office space provides a flexible environment for the fast-growing team .Image Source: Office Snapshots
The office space provides a flexible environment for the fast-growing team. Image Source: Office Snapshots
The project was designed in collaboration between Geremia Design and Boor Bridges Architecture. Image Source: Office Snapshots
The project was designed in collaboration between Geremia Design and Boor Bridges Architecture. Image Source: Office Snapshots
A local designer was called to make all of the desks and a sign painting company for the signage above and around the conference rooms.Image Source: Office Snapshots
A local designer was called to make all of the desks and a sign painting company for the signage above and around the conference rooms.Image Source: Office Snapshots

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outifitters wanted to bring their entire workforce into a single location. Image Source: Office Snapshots
Urban Outifitters wanted to bring their entire workforce into a single location. Image Source: Office Snapshots
Although it looks and sounds romantic to work in an old building, a lot of restoration was needed. Image Source: Office Snapshots
Although it looks and sounds romantic to work in an old building, a lot of restoration was needed. Image Source: Office Snapshots

Urban Outfitters main office was built inside a dilapidated navy shipyard in Philadelphia. They had it bring their entire crew into a single office after they were spread out in several locations in Philly. It mirrors the company’s culture in evbery detail.

All these fantastic workspaces have gained a lot from interior planning. An architect working in the design of corporate environments will be concerned about issues that are easily overlooked without such help, like lighting, layout organization and the best choice of furniture.

In fact, an architect or interior designer will work together, add and assist in finding the ideal environment for the place. They are great partners whose work go beyond creating a beautiful and comfortable office space, since their work contribute a lot to increasing the productivity of the team.

Have you ever been to an office that amazed you? How important do you think design is for a working space? Share your thoughts with us through our Facebook page or in the comments below.