Posts tagged as 'offices'

‘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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OberAlp/SALEWA Group’s new HQ in Bolzano, Northern Italy

More often than not, office architecture can be, well, a little inward-looking. Shut out the outside world and focus staffers’ attention on their building’s interior spaces and you’ll keep them focused on their work. Right? Wrong. The OperAlp/SALEWA Group’s new headquarters in Bolzano, Italy, bring the outside in and, thanks to a collaboration with lighting manufacturer Zumtobel, never leave their workers in the dark. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Diagonal 123 Office Building by Dominique Perrault Architecture; photo by Michel de Guzman

This bold, geometric office building located in Barcelona was completed in 2009 by the award-winning Parisian architect and his namesake studio Dominique Perrault Architecture. Boasting 12 offices, two commercial spaces and four underground car park levels, the glass-clad building is composed of 12 storeys and its floor area totals 18.188 square meters. (more…)

Eneco Headquarter Rotterdam; photo by Matthijs van Roon

Hofman Dujardin Architecten, an Amsterdam-based architectural practice run by Barbara Dujardin and Michiel Hofman have collaborated with Fokkema & Partners Architecten on the interior design of the recently completed new headquarters for a sustainable energy company Eneco. Located in Rotterdam, the 14-storey 25,000-square-meters building itself was designed by Dam & Partners Architecten and features a light-reflective façade incorporating planted tufts of greenery which frame windows on the lower levels of the building.

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Fri 24.2.

The Tamdeen Group Headquarters by Colacion Studio (US)

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The Tamdeen Group Headquarters by Colacion Studio, photographer: Eric Laignel

Californian interior designer Yvonne Colacion and her namesake practice Colacion Studio have recently completed this 5100-square-meters headquarters of Kuwait’s renowned property developer, Tamdeen Group. Featuring traditional Arab geometric patterns on various surfaces and textiles and artful Arabic script, the light-flooded interiors reference cultural elements of the Gulf region while ‘to evoke the feeling of being in a desert oasis’, a rampant garden wall has been incorporated in the ground-level reception area. (more…)

Thu 16.2.

R.T.P. / R.D.P. Studios by Frederico Valsassina (PT)

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R.T.P. / R.D.P. Studios by Frederico Valsassina; photo by FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura

Developed as studios for Portugal’s public service broadcasting company RTP, these three individual buildings have been realised by a Lisbon-based architect Frederico Valsassina. Surrounded by an extensive green space, the development comprises two monolithic concrete volumes (studios) and a printed glass-clad building which houses offices of administrative services. (more…)

Tue 1.3.

‘The Orange Cube’ by Jakob + MacFarlane (FR)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 01.03.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'The Orange Cube' by Jakob + MacFarlane, photo by Nicolas Borel photographer

The Paris based practice Jakob + MacFarlane recently unveiled this new office building in Lyon. ‘The Orange Cube’ is part of a comprehensive urban planning project for the old harbor zone. The 5-storeyed complex consists of a regular concrete framework, cladded with a perforated, patterned facade. A giant hole carved into the simple ortogonal cube responds to the necessities of light, air movement and views.

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Thu 24.2.

New Swedbank headquarter to be realised by 3XN (DK)

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Swedbank’s New International Headquarters by 3XN

The Danish architectural practice 3XN recently got the commission to design the new headquarter of Swedbank at Sundbyberg Stad near Stockholm. The building is expected to be finished by the end of 2013.

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