This spectacular space is the office of the Chamber of Commerce in Amiens, France. The office is a perfect marriage of history and modernism, with a wonderful exterior facade of greenery and glass finishing off the look. The space was designed by chartier-corbasson architectes, who have created a memorable yet professional office!
It’s not often that a historical style building gets an add on that completely transforms the space into something so updated and professional whilst still giving off the presence of the past history created. The hillside addition is a gorgeous space in a perfect setting of the Bouctot-Vagniez Town Hall in Amiens, France.
This is the new production centre for Glas Italia, the company is based near Milan. Unsurprisingly the office makes extensive use of glass, to add to this white walls and bear concrete are seen throughout. The mixture of the three gives the office a look which is at one clinical and cold but also stylish and chic. Black accents are given to chairs and stairways to break up the monotone and bring the space to life.
With the trend of open plan and accessible office spaces firmly taking root, many offices have attempted to make their spaces more uncluttered and less sequestered. This is often achieved through the use of glass as it maintains an inclusive vibe while still affording the required privacy. This is a welcome change from the compartmentalised offices, typically characterised by the 80s and 90s , which often isolated workers.
Sticking within this ethos has often proved difficult for many companies, especially start-ups or ones with limited funds. This is because ordering custom panes of glass can be time-consuming and costly. Schiavello has therefore attempted to solve these difficulties by designing the i.box.
According to them the i.box is:
A 360-degree panoramic glass structure made up of interchangeable panels for easy assembly and disassembly, i.box fosters a transparent and inclusive culture, employed by today’s most progressive organisations.
Designed to optimise functionality and promote information hubs within open plan environments, i.box is completely variable offering countless configuration possibilities, i.box’s practicality is further enhanced with optional shelving, power ducts, whiteboards and other accessories.
Created for a new housing area in helsinki, finland. ‘colour curtains’ is a set of 30 paintings laminated on glass, cut out of various shapes installed on the corridor windows of the building. the paintings were done in water colours using a print glass technique where the images are laminated between two 6mm glass panels and cut into shape.
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