Gallery: Space-Age Paperless Dutch Office Resembles a Fallen Meteor

 
Each floor offers flexible, open areas that can adapt to the company’s needs, and the plan also includes coffee shops and even a game room. The company’s paperless policy means that all workers will need to use laptops instead of desktop computers, so comfortable work stations are situated throughout the floor for ease and convenience. Cabinets, files and printers are absent - they have been replaced with pillows and comfortable chairs.

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  1. squarecat June 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Maybe someone can educate me otherwise, but it seems that design would create a great deal of unusable space.

    And it looks less like a meteorite and more like cubist vision of cruise ship.

  2. soliferi June 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    computers are becoming less toxic so as technology progresses I think it will be better, especially using renewable energy. As far as the plantations and paper production I’m pretty sure the whole process requires alot of pollution (trucks and factories etc.) and it’s a constant requirement. What they do with the land is another thing but I can only blindly hope that it would be posetive :\

  3. feline74 June 22, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Why does paperless = laptops? ‘Desktop’ computers could just as easily be built into workstations with no space for paperwork. Given their evident concern for their workers’ comfort, such a scheme would probably work better.

  4. lazyreader June 21, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Everyone cites the paperless office as an example of environmentalism. But computers are made of a lot of toxic substances and we’re worried about paper? We also thought rather highly of computers, but when they first became a bigger part of offices, it increased paper usage 4 times over in the last 20 years. The demand for paper encourages the demand for trees and the planting of new ones. Paper companies will sell off lands to compensate for their losses and those companies that bought it may be developers interested in building condos so we’ll see fewer tree lands. You want more trees, waste more paper!!!

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