Gensler Architects were able to transform an industrial warehouse into a residential-esque workspace for AirBNB’s 200 employees. The design itself was to emulate and cope with the company’s impressive growth over the past few years.
The architects hollowed out a central atrium foyer to filter in sunlight, a layout that naturally situated the office’s around the perimeter of the four-story structure. The team at Gensler integrated touches of home to enrich the workplace ambiance. The rooms are all replicas of actual homes that can be rented through AirBnB, named for the places they can be found in from Reykjavik to Paris, Amsterdam to Bali. It’s a smart touch that speaks to the company’s house-swapping concept, as well as providing a variety of spaces for people to meet and work in.
In keeping with this aesthetic, AirBNB swaps an industrial cafeteria with a large-scale kitchen for its 200 employees, and has made a 1,226 sq. foot green wall the centerpiece of its majestic space.
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