heneghan peng creates open collaborative spaces for airbnb dublin office heneghan peng creates open collaborative spaces for airbnb dublin office
mar 19, 2014

heneghan peng creates open collaborative spaces for airbnb dublin office

airbnb dublin has moved into an office designed by heneghan peng. the architects envisioned a creative workplace that is composed of open and collaborative spaces that directly reflect the lodging and accommodation company’s ethos and culture.

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all images by ed reeve for airbnb

 

 

one is welcomed by a reception area which has been fabricated based on the model of irish pub, standing as a horseshoe bar, outfitted with a floor that uses a mosaic of tiles that have been salvaged from various drinking establishments from different eras.

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a stepped area at the back of the office serves as an informal meeting area and more relaxed work zone

 

 

in addition to bringing some of the local culture into the atmosphere, heneghan peng were briefed on introducing some of airbnb’s most unique global listings from into the office. this has been delivered in the form of cubic structures found throughout, which have been constructed into meeting rooms, each with a ‘relax’ space accompanying it that has been built into the exterior walls as an alcove, fashioned and furnished to emulate rooms from the same apartment or living space from which they are derived. each are labeled with the city from which they are actually located.

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a 12-meter bench runs along the length of the office

 

 

at the back of the work area there is a stepped structure that serves as a meeting area, as well as an informal, casual zone for conversation and more laid back work. at the center of the office is heneghan peng’s contribution to the pavilion of ireland’s 2012 contribution to the venice biennale. the 12-meter long seating piece, runs down the main walkway of the space, offering a place in which to stop, congregate and chat with co-workers.

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open work areas were created to encourage collaboration

 

 

the bench is constructed from six interlinked sections, six rotation-only fulcrums and five translation pivots which when at rest has a balanced equilibrium. as users sit on the bench the heights of each section changes, creating dips and advocating interaction.

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view towards the entrance

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some irish telephone booths offer private getaways from the open office space

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the meeting rooms are fashioned off airbnb apartments

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the cubes can open and close

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the reception area is modeled after an irish pub

 

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