Nykredit's headquarters by schmidt hammer lassen architects

Admit it: That's the most bad-ass conference room you've ever seen, and one that you'd never see in California. Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and constructed in tectonically-stable Copenhagen, it's part of Danish bank Nykredit's headquarters, which features a total of three such rooms cantilevered over the atrium.

As it's visible from nearly everywhere within the ten-story glass cube structure, Nykredit employees must live with the fact that the "Sorry I'm late, I didn't realize the meeting had started" excuse won't wash here.