Offices are spaces that people often find dull and boring. Not only because we relate them with work that needs to be done, but for the hours many of us are desperately counting until that wonderful moment when the little handle on that clock hits 5. But what if we have an office with areas that remind us of home? Would we feel more relaxed and productive? Morgan Lovell architects toy with this idea in their design of web hosting company Rackspace‘s office. Each floor represents an area that a home usually consists of. From the ground floor that represents a garage, right up to the top floor that is an artificial garden lit by a huge ceiling window, Povell has put every detail into use.
You probably managed to notice a pattern in these photos – everything here is very… British. There is a real customized Mini Morris in the garage, which is a statement british car, there are bobbies and telephone boots on the wallpapers, but be prepared for what comes next. On the second floor, which serves for holding meetings, is a meeting room. Nothing unusual, you would say. But, what if we say the meeting room looks like 10 Downing Street? There must be something quite important going on in there, and Povell managed to put an accent on a simple, usually boring meeting room with this monumental british homeland post. Quite an unusual and interesting idea, don’t you think?