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Prestigious Architecture Firm's Colorful London Office Goes Against the Grain

No whitewashed walls here

Architects' offices often look like pristine sets on a Nancy Meyers film: beautifully appointed, minimalist spaces gorgeously awash with sunlight, with simple plywood-topped desks and walls painted a stark white.

This is very much not the case at the London office of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), where bright-green carpet meets colorful office chairs, glassed-in conference rooms, and rugged, exposed steel. Nestled on the 14th floor of the English capital's Leadenhall Building (also known as the Cheesegrater, for its shape), itself an RSHP design, the open-plan office accommodates 200 employees. According to Dezeen, the firm was displaced from its leased former digs along the River Thames when the owner of the property decided to have it redeveloped.

The space seems like a very nice consolation prize, considering it's in a new London icon with pretty stellar views. Take a look around.