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Nunnmps Concept Office is a Workplace on Stilts

Posted By Jorge Chapa On April 16, 2010 @ 4:30 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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While overlooking the potential location of the Nunnmps office in the outskirts of Chicago, architects from Cheungvogl [1] wanted to minimize the project’s footprint as much as possible and preserve the site’s natural state. Their solution was to take two thirds of the building and put it underground [2]. As for the rest? Well, they decided to put it on stilts [3].

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The 50,000 square meter facility is a design and research studio. The strategic and sensitive areas of the building have been accomodated above ground [4]. The shape, and location of the building, give it the impression of clouds floating above the tree line. The height also gives the benefit of a beautiful view of lake Michigan.

The remaining underground portion accomodates the reception area and administration office. The above ground area is then returned to the community as a large open and vegetated space [5]. An elevator connects both areas in the building.

The Concept by Hong Kong-based Cheungvogl could be a fantastic addition to the chicago skyline. We look forward to seeing more work from them.

+ Cheungvogl [1]

Via Arch Daily [6]


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[1] Cheungvogl: http://www.cheungvogl.com/nunnmps_chicago.htm

[2] underground: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/12/gary-nevilles-zero-carbon-underground-home/

[3] stilts: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/19/fujimori-tea-house/

[4] above ground: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/09/tower-city-is-an-ecotopia-stacked-upon-stilts/

[5] vegetated space: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/04/01/gorgeous-green-energy-park-for-korea-electric-power-corporation/

[6] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/54523/nunnmps-cheungvogl/

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