Google will never cease to amaze me with their relaxed and wacky office styles. Dotcom companies are predominantly associated with the image of one guy sat on a bean bag in his bedroom with a laptop on his knee. It seems as Google have developed in to the huge company they are today they have taken this stereotype to the extreme in all their offices.
The new London offices are no exception. Developed by architecture firm Scott Brownrigg, the theme is Brighton Beach (if you couldn’t have already guessed). Here’s what Google say about the interior design
“Brightly coloured timber beach huts are meeting rooms and giant colourful dice accommodate individual video conference booths, original dodgem cars and traditional red telephone booths are all work spaces available to staff and visitors. Open plan workstations for all staff are mixed with a few offices, meeting rooms and open break out seating areas and support spaces for printing and IT technical support. Scott Brownrigg Interior Design has designed a fully fitted out gym/shower facility, massage and spa treatment centre, and an Asian Fusion/Sushi restaurant that is free for all staff.”
Now don’t you just wish you worked for Google?
Well take a look at the engineering offices in Zurich, which include massage chairs, pool tables, fish tanks (which you observe from relaxing in a bath tub!), igloo shaped meeting rooms, firemen poles for easy access from floor to floor and of course the all important Helter-Skelter style slide to get to the (free) cafeteria as quickly as possible!
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