Posts tagged as 'Office'

Tue 5.11.

The New Work

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.11.2013 - Tagged as: ,

KINETICis5 Mobile Pieces:; Interstuhl’s Helmut Link believes that short, snappy meetings will become increasingly common in the modern office, and in many respects the company’s KINETICis5 proves his point.

KINETICis5 Mobile Pieces:; Interstuhl’s Helmut Link believes that short, snappy meetings will become increasingly common in the modern office, and in many respects the company’s KINETICis5 proves his point.

Helmut Link explains how Interstuhl is adapting its office furniture to meet the needs of tomorrow’s working environments. (Text: Grant Gibson)

 

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'Docks' by Till Grosch and Björn Meier for Ophelis

‘Docks’ by Till Grosch and Björn Meier for Ophelis

According to Till Grosch and Björn Meier, the designers of ‘Docks’, a modular furniture system for Ophelis, “No other place where furnishing is required has undergone so many functional and emotional changes in the past few years as the office.”

 

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3_generations_in_one_office_buro_raum_trends_symposium_in_cologne

 

Major demographic shifts, including an ageing population and the increase in a younger workforce, present serious challenges for the office landscape. What do the different generations who come together to work want and need from their office environment? How can they collaborate better? And what role does design play in all of this? The ‘Büro. Raum. Trends.’ symposium at the koelnmesse in Cologne on 17 October will shed some light. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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‘Box Sofa’ by Kevin Lahtinen and Ivar Gestranius for Loook Industries

In the grand, teleological narrative of design, things are developed to make our lives increasingly better. New forms, materials and technological innovations are introduced, self-justifying, attended by a clarity of function and value. But what happens when a new design typology comes into being for which there isn’t even a consensus on how to describe it? We give you the ‘In-Betweeners’ – a new series of office-furniture systems that are neither fish nor fowl. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Fri 6.7.

SynthesNeubau by Märkli Architekt (CH)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 06.07.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

SynthesNeubau by Märkli Architekt; photo by Simone Vogel

Zurich-based architect Peter Märkli and his practice have recently completed this generous new building located in Zuchwil, Switzerland. Featuring a natural stone, recessed steel and glass façade, the four-storey SynthesNeubau is the new European headquarters of a medical device company and houses some 1300 of its employees. The lighting concept was developed by Zurich-based lighting studio, Reflexion. (more…)

Fukoku Tower by Dominique Perrault Architecture; photo © Daici Ano

Inspired by ‘a gigantic tree whose roots proliferate on the surface of the ground’, this reflective glass-clad office building was completed in 2010 by a renowned Parisian architectural practice Dominique Perrault Architecture. Located in Osaka, Japan, the 28-storey tower was developed for Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company and apart from the office space, the high-rise also encompasses additional facilities such as university laboratory, underground car park and a 4.900-square-meters commercial area. (more…)

Mon 9.1.

The Crystal by schmidt hammer lassen architects (DK)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 09.01.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

The Crystal by schmidt hammer lassen architects; photo courtesy of the architects

Realised as an extension to the existing premises of one of Denmark’s leading financial services companies, Nykredit, this slanting parallelogrammically-shaped building has been developed by the Danish architectural practice schmidt hammer lassen architects. Named the Best Structural Design of the Year at last year’s LEAF Awards, the 6,850-square-meters glass-clad structure rests ‘on a single point and a single line’ while studio’s ‘holistic approach to the environmental strategy enabled ’to combine a completely transparent office building with an exceptionally low energy-consumption at 70 kWh per square metre.’ (more…)

Fri 6.1.

NIK office building by Atelier Thomas Pucher (AT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 06.01.2012 - Tagged as: , ,

NIK office building by Atelier Thomas Pucher; photo by Andreas Buchberger

Reminiscent of a supersized, three-dimensional chessboard, this eye-catching five-storey office building has been completed by the Austrian practice Atelier Thomas Pucher in collaboration with Bramberger architects. Realised in 2010 to house offices of a branding agency, the €1-million development is located in Austria’s second largest city of Graz, on the banks of the river Mur. (more…)

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