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Second Runner Up: Tribal DDB by i29 in Amsterdam

No one likes to work in a noisy office. So when Amsterdam-based i29 interior architects were brought in to design Tribal DDB's office, it started thinking of creative ways to mute the clamor that make it difficult for people to concentrate on projects. The result? The designers used fabric on non-traditional surfaces, including the office's ceilings, lamps, and structural components, which effectively muffles the sound. "It is perfect for absorbing sound and therefore it creates privacy in open spaces," the designers write. "It is playful, and can make a powerful image on a conceptual level." (Continued)