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Space-Age Paperless Dutch Office Resembles a Fallen Meteor

Posted By Lori Zimmer On June 24, 2011 @ 11:50 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | 4 Comments

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Inbo Architects, space age, natural lighting, paperless office, flexible workspace, Netherlands [1]

Each side of the aerodynamic building has angled surfaces of varying heights, with wall-to-wall windows [2] on each level. The strips of windows follow the bends of each surface, letting in daylight [3]at different angles. The open interior has balcony floors that line each wall but are detached from the exterior, allowing for natural light from each floor to illuminate the entire inside.

Inbo designed the building to meet the company’s goal of creating a comfortable working environment. 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 [4] 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 [5] and comfortable chairs.

The futuristic design of Inbo’s exterior and interior is a perfect match for the client’s futuristic take on a modern office environment [6].

+ Inbo Architects [7]

Via Dezeen [8]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/space-age-paperless-dutch-office-resembles-a-fallen-meteor/inbo_decos-noordwijk_2jpg/

[2] windows: http://inhabitat.com/modern-corum-residence-rises-out-of-the-bucolic-iowa-countryside/

[3] daylight : http://inhabitat.com/prismatic-high-performing-jaqua-center-fosters-learning-at-the-university-of-oregon/

[4] paperless policy: http://inhabitat.com/notre-dame-launches-first-paperless-ipad-class/

[5] pillows: http://inhabitat.com/diy-awesome-country-sofas-made-from-used-shipping-pallets/

[6] modern office environment: http://inhabitat.com/tech-to-help-you-work-smarter-and-greener/

[7] + Inbo Architects: http://www.inbo.com/NL/projecten/Pages/Decos.aspx

[8] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2011/06/21/decos-technology-group-headquarters-by-inbo-architects/#more-134429

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