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Anna Duggal
Anna Duggal
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  • 26th March 2014

5 of the most innovative office buildings in the world: in pictures

This fish shaped office in Hyderabad, India, is home to the National Fisheries Development Board. Apparently it is inspired by the “fish” sculpture in Barcelona, by Frank Gehry and it opened in April 2012.

[caption id="attachment_17155" align="aligncenter" width="580"]National-Fisheries-Development-Board-580x385 Photo from laughingsquid.com[/caption]

This picnic basket building in Ohio, USA, is where the Longaberger Company resides. The company are manufacturers of handcrafted wood baskets so, we can assume, this is the reason for the odd choice of architecture.

[caption id="attachment_17161" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Newark-ohio-longaberger-headquarters-front-580x385 Photo from wikipedia[/caption]

This binocular shaped entrance in LA, USA, is now Google’s headquarters. Designed by Frank Gehry, it wasn’t specifically for the company but Google are known for their love of all things innovative so it’s no surprise they snatched it up!

[caption id="attachment_17157" align="aligncenter" width="550"]2013_VAW_550w_GoogleBinoculars Photo from LAWeekly[/caption]

This elephant shaped office in Bangkok, Thailand, is shaped so because it is the country’s national animal... although its resemblance is questionable. It houses a number of different things, from office space, to apartments to a language school.

[caption id="attachment_17158" align="aligncenter" width="522"]elephant-tower-purple-sunrise-gregory-smith-580x387 Photo from timbuktu.me[/caption]

This interesting office in Tokyo, Japan, has been taking the idea of sustainable living to a new level. Staffing agency Pasona grows fruit and vegetables out of their windows to save energy and grow food for their employees - what a great idea!

[caption id="attachment_17159" align="aligncenter" width="522"]Pasona_building-580x435 Photo from wikipedia[/caption]