• Courtesy Studio Ma

    Courtesy Studio Ma

  • Images courtesy of Crown Workspace

    Images courtesy of Crown Workspace

  • Studio Egret West

    Studio Egret West

  • Courtesy of Spaces

    Courtesy of Spaces

  • Uncommon


  • anySCALE Architecture Design

    anySCALE Architecture Design

  • Eric Laignel

    Eric Laignel

  • Peter Cook

    Peter Cook

  • Photographer Sergey Melnikoff | © Sberbank

    Photographer Sergey Melnikoff | © Sberbank


Corporate Offices (Under 10,000 sqm)

WELL, BREEAM and a mossy dream: office interiors of 2020

Whether you’re working from home or you’re back in the office, these workplace interiors may surprise

by Nav Pal 16 December 2020

Studio Ma design challenges the idea of what an office should look like when we return post-coronavirus

The architecture firm Studio Ma's design for The Phoenix Law Group's new light-filled, super-energy-efficient, collaboration-fostering office building makes the case for transparency, light, and wellness.

The conversion of an existing single-story structure into a double-height kebony-clad, net-zero-ready workplace features elegant glass and steel partitioned workspaces that visually connect co-workers while separating them acoustically.

It was commissioned by leaders of the law firm and is located in one of Phoenix’s hottest trending neighborhoods.

Widely recognized for creating their own ultra-green headquarters in Phoenix called Xero Studio, the architecture firm Studio Ma has completed the design for a super-energy-efficient law firm office for The Phoenix Law Group, PLC, a leading national practice.

Don’t adjust your dial: Moss is the growing trend in UK office design

The British office is apparently embracing a surprising new interior trend for summer that is - no you didn’t misread it - moss.

Living green walls have already taken the UK by storm but designers say moss, normally found in damp and shady ground outside, is the next big thing for interiors. Some of the biggest brands in the world, including Uber at its London headquarters, have been early adopters - tapping into a new trend towards greenery in the office.

Biophilic experts have already developed moss walls, ceiling tiles, art, branding and moss desk dividers. They have even incorporated moss into office furniture, such as storage and shelving.

Plus X Brighton to revolutionise work space wellbeing

Plus X Brighton, the new innovation hub opened in July this year at Preston Barracks, Brighton and is on track to achieve an International WELL Building Institute Platinum certificate, with its design and fit out focused solely on the health and wellness of its future occupants. 

Throughout the design, Plus X has taken everything into consideration. The air quality is monitored for such things as CO2, dust and humidity and adjusted to meet WELL standards. The Plus X team is mental health trained and on hand to assist members working in the space, who will also be offered twice-weekly yoga classes delivered by Brighton’s Namaste Yoga. The team will also manage a program of member and community events in its spectacular event space, offering a 50 per cent discount for local charities. 

Some examples of extraordinary features included in the fit out of Plus X its use of green electricity, solar panels and zero to landfill policy, making it carbon neutral, as well as using locally sourced produce in its café and eco cleaning products. 

Italian 50s buildings transformed into office space of tomorrow

The flexible and sustainable complex is the result of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel’s completed regeneration of two historical buildings in Milan, Italy.

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (ACPV) has unveiled the renovation of San Babila Business Center, of Galleria San Carlo, and of Galleria Passerella 2, in the heart of Milan’s historic centre. Transforming a 21,000 GLA (Gross Leasable Area) block of buildings, designed in the 50s, into a flexible and sustainable space, ACPV's intervention takes a careful approach to the conservation of the buildings' original details, while elevating their character and integrating the architecture in the surrounding urban context.

The project by ACPV integrates the highest sustainability and personal well-being standards, which led to energy class A building certification besides the prestigious LEED Gold and Well certifications. 

Uncommon in London to become the first Well Platinum co-working office

Uncommon, one of London's leading co-working spaces announces a new space in Holborn that will become the first Well Platinum-certified co-working office in the UK.

Opening in early 2021, the scheme aims to become the first Platinum Certified WELL Core office in the UK, and the UK’s first WELL Platinum Certified co-working space, demonstrating excellence and thought leadership in design for people’s health and well-being.

Uncommon offers all its members a weekly programme of events which include a number of health, wellbeing and mindful activities and group discussions, including morning mindfulness sessions, nutritional advice and cooking classes, tea-time talks, business coaching and upskilling activities. Members can expect discussions, classes and coaching from external partners and experts in their field.

Porsche HQ wins duo architect team the ABC awards

anySCALE and Porsche China (Motors) are the ABC award winners for their work on Porsche’s new China headquarters in Shanghai, China.

A theme of speed and passion were needed to speak boldly through the design, embracing the heritage of Porsche as a company. The staircase that functioned as a meeting place to foster communication and collaboration of employees, as well as displays featuring the timeline of Porsche’s auto lines, all flowing together with an environment built to meet WELL Certification Gold Standards; it was vital to ensure the physical and mental health and job satisfaction index of the Porsche employees and is also one of the essential concepts and purposes of the design of the new office in Shanghai.

Perkins and Will unveil capsule of creativity within Viacom HQ

Perkins and Will have unveiled their new design within Viacom’s headquarters, reimagining three full floors for the media company's Global Marketing and Legal departments that support multiple Viacom brands; from MTV, to Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.

A homage to the iconic New York City loft, workplaces are designed to be professional yet familial, from lounge-inspired break-rooms to awe-inspiring boardrooms, boasting towering views over midtown Manhattan at 1515 Broadway.

Viacom’s interactive and creative working ethos has been woven deep into the design itself. By way of a colour-your-own-wall covering, employees can harness the walls to express, explore, and create in an open invitation to brainstorm, an especially relevant feature for the 27th and 28th floors, which are home to Viacom’s Global Marketing team.

Design of new Skanska regional HQ offices in City of London completed by John Robertson Architects

John Robertson Architects (JRA) has finished a major refurbishment programme on behalf of Skanska at 51 Moorgate, London. 

The premises will provide the world-leading project development and construction group with a new regional headquarters for its London projects, as well as offering additional sustainable Grade A office space to other occupiers.

The brief places the concept of ‘wellbeing’ at the centre of the refurbishment, and JRA’s approach was partly shaped by the ‘WELL’ standard to incorporate measures that improve user experience and health.

The building aspires to be one of the first in the UK to achieve certification to Version 2 of the WELL Building Standard, alongside BREEAM ‘Excellent’.

Diamond shaped and cantilevered spaces central to design of new HQ for Russian Sberbank

Swiss architectural and design practice Evolution Design, in partnership with Russian architectural office T+T Architects, has developed striking new headquarters for a Russian bank.

As part of this development, Sberbank commissioned Evolution Design to completely reconstruct a 30,000 square metre shell and core building into a new multifunctional head office featuring agile workspaces, a multi-function conference venue, various meeting rooms, coworking areas and a restaurant for 400 people.

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