Offices are usually boring and cold spaces where people feel trapped like a bird in a cage. It’s the place that we cant wait to leave at the end of the day and wish we wouldn’t have to see again the next day. It’s just the way things are for most of us. However, there is an alternative and Morgan Lovell architects have found it and exploited it when designing web hosting company’s Rackspace office.
The main idea was to create an office space that would feel like home, where the employees will feel comfortable, relaxed and, as a result, more productive. Happy employees are productive employees and this is an idea more companies should pay attention to. The Rackspace’s office is a colorful and cozy place that was designed using a family-home as inspiration. As a result, each floor represents a different area usually found in a home. The groung floor is a garage with its own customized Mini Morris, a statement british car.
The first floor is a 70s inspired lounge area used for meetings. It has an artificial fireplace in the middle and chairs around it. The décor is very cozy and comfortable. The second floor is a library with dark leather chairs, long mahogany tables and bookcases. The third floor is a garden and it also includes a boardroom. This level is a complete replica of Number 10 Downing Street. It’s nice to have such variety in the workspace. This way inspiration will also be there.
Another particular detail about the interior décor of this office is the British theme. There’s the Mini Morris from the garage, the bobbies and telephone boots printed on the wallpapers and the meeting room that looks like 10 Downing Street. It’s an interesting idea that only makes this place even more interesting and unique.