Although it is very hard to be more innovative and to differentiate from their Bay Area competitors, we can say that Skype has managed to do this.
Their Palo Alto offices are places in which it is fun and inspirational to work in. We have already seen the Google`s European offices, so you will be able to compare designers` styles and approaches to the work place of these two Internet giants.
When the project was initiated it was discovered that there are large pipes hidden in the high ceilings which can easily be exposed, so the designers decided to use the industrial design style.
The object features various types of adaptive spaces for private meetings, and for relaxation during breaks. The minimalist approach contrasts the playful elements to avoid monotony.
This is certainly a creative environment which encourages concentration and productivity.