With HomeAway, the aim was to distance their office space from a conventional workplace. The company opted for an organic design concept, utilising colour schemes and elements that reflect the natural environment. This helps to create a more informal work setting where the concept of travel as per the company’s trade or being “away” from home is manifested.
In line with the “travel” theme, design elements incorporated in different parts of the office allude to a particular travel destination, ranging from tropical islands and ski resorts to historical sites and cultural museums among others. Some design concepts found in the common areas include a “fish spa” meeting space, a “bar-styled” conference space, a “homely living room” discussion space and a “beanbags room”.
The final office space features the use of rich textural materials and strong contrast in colours to create a unique and creative design concept.