World's Coolest Offices | 2012

© Bruce Damonte
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Buck O'Neill Builders

Location: San Francisco
Square feet: 1,200
Designer: Jones | Haydu

This small homebuilding and remodeling firm's new office was built out of reclaimed Douglas Fir, stainless steel, and cork. Cantilevered raw wood stairs lead to an elevated conference room backed by a green wall. Individual workstations--topped in recycled paperstone--were placed to open the flow of communications. Air flows, too: each workstation has an independently controlled radiator.