For those of us familiar with collaboration at work between teams, you might recognize 37signals, maker of small business tools such as Basecamp and Campfire, allowing for us to stay productive and in touch, no matter where we're working from. In deserving style, their offices strut that minimalistic character with a touch of that 'get things done' philosophy that all their products stand behind.
Designed by the boys at Brininstool, Kerwin, & Lynch, the Chicago, IL office features both the good and bad of giant software-focused office.
While we love the modern lines and the general layout (desks on the outside near the windows, quiet breakout rooms in the middle), the stark contrast and contemporary architectural decisions really makes the whole space feel somewhat isolated and more serious than it should.
Then again, we're not one to judge company culture - and perhaps the pictures don't tell the whole story either. Who knows, folks might be really active, even when situated in the dark abyss-like areas, and not the library quiet image the photos seem to suggest.
For a closer look to judge for yourself, check out ArchDaily.
(Images: Christopher Barrett of Hedrich Blessing via ArchDaily)