• Offices of the future
Seven new ideas of organization of modern office space.
Thanks to modern technology, a desire to be closer to nature is quite feasible. In addition to hundreds of futuristic concept is a set of implemented projects, the most green part of them to your attention.
H2Office The project is a floating structure, an area of 23 square meters. The room is equipped with wooden floors, air conditioning and solar panels, thanks to which the building is not dependent on external energy sources. For companies working around the clock provided pull-out bed, kitchen and shower. The roof is made in the form of terraces, where the weather is nice, you can spend a lunch break.
According WaterSpace Developments developers, the cost of floating office is 90 000 dollars.
In 2009, in the Belgian city Torhut (Torhout) green building Infrax, which has a unique energy storage systems have been built from the environment. Architects of Crepain Binst Architecture and engineers of VK Engineering NV use heat reservoirs for storing heat in cold periods, and a solar panel on the structure surface, which convert light into electricity. Through the use of technology has reduced power consumption by 42 percent, compared with similar facilities that, according to the authors, is equivalent to saving 34,000 euros per year.
OfficePOD - capsule is a compact area of 4, 4 square meters, adapted for installation in the yard or on the lawn in the garden. Workplace intervene desk Laptop safe for documents and an armchair.
4. Nunnmps office
Office on stilts
Research Center at the University of Michigan announced the construction Nunnmps office on the lake on the outskirts of Chicago. The building is the center of one third will be at the original piles. The project is developed in the architectural Selgascano Bureau.
5. Treetop office
Office on the hillside
In the city of Bellingham (Bellingham) in Washington State is an office hermit. The project's author Peter Frazier made room to work directly on the mountainside. The undoubted advantage of this location - beautiful view and fresh air, there are disadvantages, too, but, apparently, the owners of small inconveniences are not particularly concerned.
6. The European Investment Bank in Luxembourg
EIB headquarters with an orangery and conservatory
Ingenhoven Architects have designed the office of European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg. Glass building is inside a greenhouse and a garden where all day long workers can enjoy the flowering plants.
7. Citigroups's Data Centre in Frankfurt
Building with energy-saving design
One of the largest global corporations, Citigroup, has built a data center in Germany. The construction of 21 400 square meters has a roof and facade, which is specially selected plants are planted. Green vegetation supported allows the desired indoor temperature and an optimum moisture level. Through the use of technology, office uses only 30 percent of the energy required for the data center of this scale, and saves about 50 million liters of water per year.