For many people, soaking up a good view from atop a building or mountain is the closest thing to heaven – experientially and vertically. Seeing how small you are in comparison to your surroundings can be simultaneously a humbling, yet inspiring experience.
Unfortunately, your 9-5 view probably seems like it designed intentionally to be the opposite. In most workplaces, inspiration and office seem like oxymorons, and amazing views and office are normally mutually exclusive. All is not lost, however, as many designers have been trying to figure out just how to bring fresh and inspiring outdoors to workers indoors.
We've previously shown office spaces that bring the freshness to the office through plants and natural light.
But another benefit of natural light and windows – beyond the improved workplace performance it brings – are the amazing views that so often accompany it.
Hitachi Consulting's office has an amazing view of the The Tower Bridge in London.
Lek Securities shows off its panoramic views perched high up in its New York City offices
Hudson Rouge's office comes complete with an exterior terrace with amazing NYC views.
McCann Erickson's office boasts epic views of the NYC Skyline
Shanghai is clear and bright from Adidas' office conference rooms
Cisco-Meraki's new office terrace soaks up th ecalifornia sun from South of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco
Velti's office view captures San Francisco's Bay Bridge
Pillsbury Law's offices have a perfect view of San Francisco's embarcadero
Natixis' main employee workstations get a view of the Hong Kong Skyline
IA Interior Architects' employees can soak up Los Angeles views right form their desks