Now that we’ve reached the end of this year, we’re revisiting the spaces that received the most (virtual) visits. Here are our top-read articles on workspace interiors.

Photos: Johan Dehlin

1. GENSLER LONDON

Gensler

Gensler’s east London headquarters is built with the help of empirical data, creating an agile and flexible workplace. Having discovered that 80 per cent of its employees work in project teams of two to four people, Gensler organized its workspaces in similarly sized ‘neighbourhoods’ throughout the building. A feature staircase clad in blonde veneer offers employees visual points of connectivity from neighbourhood to neighbourhood.

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Photos: Jordi Huisman and Philip Jintes

2. DE BIJENKORF AMSTERDAM

Bearandbunny

Perhaps a nod to millennial consumer habits and aesthetic preferences, De Bijenkorf’s headquarters is dotted with vintage furnishings and leafy plants. Designed by local studio Bearandbunny, the retailer's offiecs house a team of 450 employees within 8,350 sq-m of Amsterdam’s Y-shaped Oliphant building. De Bijenkorf’s interior focuses on bio-based or recycled materials, highlighting its stance on sustainable design.

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Photos: José Hevia

3. ACID HOUSE BARCELONA

Arquitectura-G

A formerly industrial site in Barcelona’s Poblenou neighbourhood (nicknamed the 'Catalan Manchester' in the 19th century, now a place of urban renewal) has been transformed into a sun-drenched innovation hub named Acid House Barcelona. Taking the bare bones of an old factory, Arquitectura-G designed the 500-sq-m workspace venue, which now effectively accommodates a collective of different creative businesses and projects including Vice, Nomad Coffee, Offf and others.

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Photos: Erik Lefvander

4. HEM STOCKHOLM

Hem and Atelier Paul Vaugoyeau

The most recent space outfitted by Hem is the Swedish design brand’s own ‘home’: its multi-functional headquarters in the centre of Stockholm, nearby the public showroom. The workspace – combining office space for 40 full-time employees, several meeting rooms, a design studio, photo studio and 750-sq-m workshop – was conceived by Hem’s internal team and local multidisciplinary practice Atelier Paul Vaugoyeau.

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Photos: Fenfang Lu

5. CIFI QINGDAO

Ippolito Fleitz Group

‘Despite the country possessing a 14,500-km stretch of coastline, the allure of sea and sand has never been particularly strong in China,’ explains a spokesperson for the design team at Ippolito Fleitz Group, the studio behind a beachfront sales centre for real estate developer CIFI. Looking to change that mindset, the designers took inspiration from the building’s close proximity to the water in an effort to immerse visitors into the ‘relaxing world of the maritime lifestyle’.

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