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9 Offices that Transformed the Architectural Landscape and Design in the Corporate World

Corporate architecture and office design have undergone a significant evolution in recent decades, driven by the pursuit of more efficient, inspiring, and flexible work environments that align with the current needs of professionals. There are iconic offices that have challenged conventions and left an indelible mark on corporate architecture.


Multifunctional space, Parnaso project by VGZ Arquitectura.
Multifunctional space, Parnaso project by VGZ Arquitectura.


1. Googleplex: Innovation at the Heart of Google

The Google campus in Mountain View, known as Googleplex, has redefined the concept of the workplace. With modular structures, expansive green areas, and relaxation spaces that foster creativity, Googleplex reflects Google's innovative culture and sets a high standard for corporate architecture.


Google Campus at Mountain View
Google Campus at Mountain View


2. Facebook MPK 20: A Space that Inspires Collaboration

Facebook's MPK 20, designed by Frank Gehry, is a testament to overflowing creativity. With high ceilings, open areas, and a focus on collaboration, this office encourages interaction among teams and reflects Facebook's bold vision for the future.


 Facebook's MPK 20 in California
Facebook's MPK 20 in California


3. Apple Park: Symmetry and Elegance at Apple's Headquarters

Designed by Sir Norman Foster, Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, known as Apple Park, is a monument to precision and aesthetics. With its iconic circular design and focus on sustainability, this office has influenced how we perceive the integration of architecture with nature.


 Apple Park in California
Apple Park in California


4. Airbnb: Inspiring Spaces that Reflect Their Philosophy

Airbnb's offices in San Francisco are a feast for the senses. With themed rooms, flexible work areas, and a homely atmosphere, the company has brought the "feel at home" philosophy to the work environment, marking a shift in the perception of offices.


Airbnb in San Francisco
Airbnb in San Francisco


5. Selgas Cano Architecture Office: Connection with Nature

This office, located in a forest on the outskirts of Madrid, designed by Selgas Cano, represents a connection with nature. With transparent walls that allow natural light to enter and stunning views, it demonstrates how corporate architecture can harmoniously integrate with its surroundings.



Selgas Cano Architecture Offices in Madrid
Selgas Cano Architecture Offices in Madrid



6. Pixar Animation Studios: Creativity in Every Corner

Pixar offices in Emeryville, California, are a visual spectacle. With colorful hallways, themed recreation areas, and spaces that foster creative improvisation, Pixar has set a standard in office design that prioritizes creativity and the well-being of its employees.


 Pixar offices in Emeryville
Pixar offices in Emeryville


7. Amazon Spheres: Biophilic Spaces for Work

The Amazon Spheres in Seattle represent the convergence of technology and nature. With a glass and steel architecture housing a variety of exotic plants, this project aims to create a work environment closer to nature, promoting productivity and well-being.


Amazon Spheres in Seattle
Amazon Spheres in Seattle


8. Samsung Research and Development Center: Futuristic Elegance

The Samsung Research and Development Center in Vietnam is an example of futuristic elegance. With its aerodynamic and technologically advanced design, it reflects Samsung's vision as a leader in innovation and design.


Samsung Research and Development Center en Vietnam
Samsung Research and Development Center en Vietnam


9. Salesforce Tower: An Icon on the San Francisco Skyline

The Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, with its sleek and technologically advanced design, is an architectural landmark that has redefined the city's skyline. This corporate office reflects the ambition and influence of Salesforce in the business world.


Salesforce Tower in San Francisco
Salesforce Tower in San Francisco

In summary, these nine offices have not only changed the way we conceive the work environment but have also left a lasting mark on corporate architecture and office design worldwide. These inspiring spaces demonstrate that innovation and creativity can manifest not only in products and services but also in the way we work and create exceptional work environments.


At VGZ Arquitectura, we understand the crucial importance of an inspiring and functional work environment. The influence of spaces like Googleplex, Apple Park, and other iconic offices demonstrates how design can enhance employee productivity and creativity. Our approach goes beyond creating physical structures; we aspire to design experiences that foster collaboration, stimulate creativity, and improve operational efficiency. Have you wondered how your company can benefit from an inspiring and functional workspace? At VGZ Arquitectura, we are ready to share our expertise.




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