Many tech offices are known for their hip hangouts. Rather than sticking to bright and energetic themes, companies are adding calm and escapist areas. We’re seeing small-space benefits play out in meeting rooms, dining areas and other work spaces.
Let’s examine evidence from Twitter, Quixey, PayPal and Google offices.
Authentic West from Twitter
TWITTER – Here’s a 100-year-old Montana homestead, one of two reclaimed for Twitter’s headquarters. (marinij.com)
TWITTER – This log dining area comes directly from a Montana cabin, forever protected from the elements. (Inhabitat)
Ersatz West from Quixey
QUIXEY – In a saloon meeting room, featuring an 1880s piano, staffers transport to the Wild West. (SV Business Journal)
QUIXEY – The Ski Lodge meeting room brings mountain charm, especially with that hunting prize. (SV Business Journal)
Outside from PayPal
PAYPAL – In Chicago, a tree house is ready to host Braintree collaborations or independent work. (Business Insider)
PAYPAL – Three Braintree employees are working comfortably in hammocks, rather than sitting at desks. (Braintree)
Inside/Outside from Google
GOOGLE – In the NYC office, Google’s tiny apartment interior delivers a non-Googley meeting environment. (PC Mag)
GOOGLE – There’s a furnished tiny house trailer parked in the Amsterdam office. We love this escape! (Office Snapshots)