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Oppenheim Architecture & Design has bought a historic five-story farmhouse in Muttenz, Switzerland, restoring and converting it to two floors of office space for the OAD staff of 15 and two separate-entry apartments. Throughout, original pine floors were sanded and varnished, plaster walls painted a crisp white and fitted with radiant heating, and new window openings punched out of the stone walls.
Innovative offices produce happy employees—and jealous competitors.
Workplace projects, as conceived by Rapt Studio, typically have story lines. While the San Francisco headquarters of the digital file-sharing service Dropbox is immense, the plot is tight. “It’s based on a diagram of a radially expanding village with a strong core and smaller nodes,” Rapt account executive and creative director Louis Schump begins. In terms of function, they are key gathering places shared by the Dropbox population.
Forward-thinking offices take many remarkable forms.
Located on the edge of Times Square, in a cookie-cutter commercial tower, the mammoth North American headquarters of the global advertising agency Publicis combines three existing levels with five new ones by Interior Design Hall of Fame member Clive Wilkinson. The result totals 190,000 square feet. And not one of the 1,200 employees, top brass included, can close a proprietary door.