To have a high-tech, modern and sleek office isn’t limited to only corporate companies, creative agencies and the like. Co-working hubs, flexible workspaces and collaborative offices have sprouted around cities giving entrepreneurs a great place to work and develop their business. The best bit about these co-working, collaborative and flexible workspaces is that they offer full office amenities from meeting rooms, high-speed internet, funky breakout areas, cafes and even free workspaces. Here we look at five examples that highlight great design that show why they work so well.
1. Club Workspace, London: With five locations opened up in the capital, TILT the interior company behind the design, have created interior furnishings exclusively for the spaces. Each part of the club flows and encourages collaboration, interactions and by chance meetings. With a range of spaces from working desks, a library and kitchen area, the design firm are successful in using every part of the building, with the use of intelligent design.
2. Con Artist Collective Workspace, New York: This art collective with gallery space provides shared workspaces and intimate meeting spaces. The highlight is the folding tables that accommodate artists or can be folded and closed against the wall to create open space or parties or other events. The flexibly and openness of the spaces is great for collaborative and diverse working processes.
3. Out of Office, Eindhoven: This playful idea on the ‘flexioffice’ was part of a project where different studios were invited to design and create the internal working environment. KNOL looked at the changing environments people now call the office, from the home, garden and cafe and created similar environments within this 300 m2 open space. They keep the designs very contemporary and not too cliche. The range of working spaces lets the user decide which desk they choose to work at, with the options also including a bed.
4. Klique Desk, Bangkok: The building for this quirky hub was an old and unattractive factory that needed to represent the flexible spaces for co-working as well as private offices. Studio of Design and Architecture transformed the space into a modern and vibrant space that is free-flowing yet provides both types of users with clear workstations and meeting spaces. The co-working spaces are unrestricted, allowing an open and buzzing atmosphere for collaboration.
5. Mobilesuite, Berlin: Located in the vibrant Prenzlauer Berg district of the German capital, Mobilesuite offers a very flexible working package, with 24 hour passes as well as a large and spacious working environment. With a full host of amenities and well design and modern working stations, meeting rooms, breakout areas and a bar and restaurant, Mobilesuite offers a full package for co-working and hiring private space in a sleek and high-tech environment.