Sometimes the lighting of an interior is the final phase concept for creating a work place, but these inspirational images will argue that this is where design should begin. The following images show just how well these designers took lighting design to a whole new level.
Well hidden and tucked under a green-roofed, man-made dune, the four-story office building takes advantage of the insulating properties of the earth. Host to over 85,000 employees, this refinery processes over 2,354 barrels of oil per day. Rotterdam-based Group A designed the structure to meet the objectives of the oil producing company, which included “providing a sustainable, safe and healthy working environment for the dedicated staff.” Daylighting, natural solar design and a highly insulated facade are included in the green building strategies for the youngest and largest oil refinery in The Netherlands.
Dutch architecture practice GROUP A has completed ‘BP Rotterdam refinery’, a multi-storied office complex
in europort, the netherlands. partially inserted into the man-made dunes of the site, the design rises out of
the ground with a continuous green roof that merges the building with its surrounding landscape.
Designers are focusing more on promoting collaboration and creativity in the work space. Even though technology allows us to collaborate with anyone, anywhere in real time – it only makes sense to provide the necessary functions that encourage communication, teamwork, and creativity. Here are twenty five examples in which design and functionality have come together to prove that with today’s changing work environment- its not just work as usual.