World's Coolest Offices: Most Creative Materials

Koning Eizenberg Architecture
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Third Runner Up: Thornton Tomessti in Los Angeles

When you walk into the Los Angeles offices of Thornton Tomessti, an international engineering company, it's hard not to notice the floating reception desk situated in front of a bright green mural bearing the company's name. Upon further inspection, the mural actually pays homage to the company's line of business: the bright green dots are actually safety caps for steel rebar. The clients were "keen on celebrating the creativity and ingenuity that 'good' structural engineering offers," notes Koning Eizenberg, the architecture firm behind the space. (Continued)