Artistry and imagination are employed at office spaces around the globe.
1. Firm: Perkins + Will
Project: One Legacy West
Site: Plano, Texas
Standout: A subtle, luxe envelope of granite tile, Calacatta marble, and white oak in the building’s amenity areas backgrounds vibrant furnishings and contemporary art to best serve its tenants, which range from tech to legal companies.
2. Firm: OKB Architecture
Site: Playa Vista, California
Standout: Crisscrossing polyester rope canopies and swaths of wall paint in the shape of spotlight rays nod to the seismic phenomenon for which the video-game company is named.
3. Firm: X&Collective Design
Standout: Partitions of humble translucent polycarbonate read as industrial chic throughout the street-wear brand’s headquarters.
4. Firm: Lowfat Architecture + Interiors
Project: Viva Wallet
Site: Marousi, Greece
Standout: At the headquarters of the e-payment company, the notion of freedom is expressed via hammocks, a camper-style meeting room, and a flock of 2,000 origami cranes.
5. Firm: Appareil
Site: Barcelona, Spain
Standout: A former warehouse now operates as the architecture firm’s own office as well as a co-working space for like-minded creatives with custom laminated birch-plywood shelving that morphs into workstations.