DLA Piper Office :: Hofman Dujardin Architects

Architecture & Interiors


I LOVE THIS OFFICE.  Forgive the shouting, but as someone who loves bold use of color, this space pretty much melted my mind.  Designed by Dutch architecture firm Hofman Dujardin, the DLA Piper office is a playful space intended to accentuate the variations in sunlight throughout a typical working day.

DLAPiper_backoffice_01a What does that mean?  The side of the building that receives the most sunlight is balanced with cooler tones, while the side that receives the least is compensated with warm tones.  Meanwhile, the giant gradient of carpet connects the four main meeting rooms, while also creating a simple and clear sense of orientation within the building.

Brilliant.  I wonder if people are allowed to pick which desk they want based on their favorite color?  I know my productivity would go up if that were the case!  What do you think?  Could you work in this colorful of an office?


More pics after the jump!



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  1. William

    Sep 12, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Do the carpets, as in the diagram, actually change hue in one office?

  2. Jordan

    Sep 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Brilliant stuff! I love bright color also. I would love to work here as long as there is no brown rooms, which I see there aren’t. For some reason I’ve never loved the color brown. :/

  3. Dewey

    Sep 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Beautiful! For those who don’t know DLA Piper, the range of bold colours used in the building is also consistent with the firm’s brand identity, which incorporates the full spectrum across its marketing materials and website pages. The brand is about a firm that believes “Everything Matters when it comes to how we serve and interact with our clients” and the bold, diverse hues are meant to reinforce that energy and spirit.

  4. CapreeK

    Sep 13, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Dewey – I wasn’t aware of the correlation with DLA Piper’s brand identity! That makes this office even better. Thanks for the extra bit of info!

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