airbnb's 170,000 sq.ft headquarters in san francisco
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dec 11, 2013
airbnb's 170,000 sq.ft headquarters in san francisco


airbnb’s 170,000 sq.ft headquarters in san francisco
all images © emily hagopian


 

 

 

located at the corner of 8th and brannan street in san francisco’s south of market district, a former five-story historic industrial building from 1917 now houses vacation home rental company AirBnB‘s new 170,000 square foot headquarters. designed by architecture firm gensler and local studio interior design fair, the existing warehouse atrium has been hollowed out to accommodate a staff of nearly 200 employees, providing space for a massive three-floor ‘Gsky’ living green wall and a central collaborative lounge area for working. scattered throughout the plan, a series of actual home listing replicas from airbnb contain the the individual office spaces. from cozy boardrooms, to kitchen-like cafeterias, the light-filled hubs foster creative development and boost productivity, giving employees the freedom to roam the workplace as if it were home.

 

 

the central atrium features a three-story green wall

 

 

the renovated space is housed within a former five-story historic industrial building from 1917

 

 

four-stories of office spaces wrap the central atrium

 

 

a series of actual home listing replicas from airbnb contain the the individual office spaces

 

 

light-filled hubs foster creative development and boost productivity

 

 

 

 

the renovation preserves the large-scale industrial structures and architectural elements

 

 

existing train tracks serve as walkways throughout the ground level

 

 

 

 

an living room-like office space designed to feel like home

 

 

the cafeteria provides an atmosphere similar to a small kitchen

 

 

 

 

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