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Amazing Amsterdam Office Built Entirely From Wood Shipping Pallets

Posted By Ana Lisa On June 16, 2011 @ 6:10 pm In Architecture,gallery,green furniture,green Interiors,Green Materials,Recycled Materials | No Comments

Recycled Materials,Green Resources,Green Materials,green Interiors,green furniture,dutch design,amsterdam office,wooden pallets,pallet structure,natural light,flexible interiors [5]Photo © Rogier Jaarsma

When Dutch advertising and brand activation agency Brandbase relocated to the concentric canal city last year they made their temporary office’s interiors from simple wooden shipping pallets [6] that they adapted to suit the deep and narrow space. These platforms exhibit the agency’s creativity while creating a complete flexible workspace that required no glue and no screws – even the coffee coasters are made from pallets!

At the end of the bottom floor there is one office room that is free of pallets – it has been left as a white box and features the latest Apple computers [7], Herman Miller’s ergonomic Aeron chairs [8] and lots of natural light coming in from the side.

Recycled Materials,Green Resources,Green Materials,green Interiors,green furniture,dutch design,amsterdam office,wooden pallets,pallet structure,natural light,flexible interiors [9]Photo © Rogier Jaarsma

Most Architecture [4] also designed a remarkable glass-topped shipping pallet table for one of the rooms. At one end of the table the wooden mass turns into a striking set of stairs that takes employees and clients into a bright top floor room. A detailed look at the stairs reveals the rustic striped texture and inherent beauty of a standard wooden shipping platform.

Brandbase’s top floor is a skylit space where pallets playfully take the shape of desks. Another meeting room illustrates the various shapes that pallets can take, ranging from mobile tables, a magnificent stacked set of stairs, desks of different heights, walking platforms, and long sofas for sitting or sneaking in a power nap after a lunch.

Perhaps the most brilliant part of the project is that instead of instead of reusing free pallets from scrap yards Brandbase rented them – so they will get most of their deposit money back when the pallets are returned.

+ Brandbase [10]

+ Most Architecture [4]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/amazing-amsterdam-office-built-entirely-from-wood-shipping-pallets/brandbase-agency-amsterdam-office-from-pallets-2/?extend=1

[3] completely out of cardboard: http://inhabitat.com/incredible-amsterdam-office-created-entirely-from-cardboard/

[4] Brandbase: http://www.mostarchitecture.com/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/amazing-amsterdam-office-built-entirely-from-wood-shipping-pallets/brandbase-agency-amsterdam-office-from-pallets-2/

[6] wooden shipping pallets: http://inhabitat.com/pallet-haus-an-efficient-affordable-modular-house/

[7] Apple computers: http://inhabitat.com/apple-unveils-thinner-lighter-ipad-2-but-is-it-green/

[8] Aeron chairs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeron_chair

[9] Image: http://inhabitat.com/amazing-amsterdam-office-built-entirely-from-wood-shipping-pallets/brandbase-agency-amsterdam-office-from-pallets-6/

[10] + Brandbase: http://www.brandbase.nl/en/cases/Shell/Shell_V-power_Looping

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