24 2014 The Green Office

Design: 
Hadis, Onda, West: Ambostudio
Fattore Alfa  ambostidio e Grazia Azzolin



Few of us have a green thumb and yet many of us love to surround themselves with plants in both the home terrace and in the workplace.

The office, as we have said many times, is not only a place in which to produce, but also a place to live in: a natural element, be it a plant or a vase of flowers, it is useful to create an environment domestication working place. But this is not the issue that we deal today ... or rather, on the basis of this consideration we want to analyze how design and architecture have interpreted what, more than an aesthetic whim, it is a necessity.

When we read the term roof garden or we come across a green wall we tend to think immediately of a trend of our time, perhaps in response to the extreme urbanization contemporary, yet it is not a real novelty. In history, both in the last century and in the ancient past we find examples unconventional usage of green

I refer for example to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which, although there is no certainty of their actual existence, they testify an atavistic desire to give to the space natural value.

Giving back to the rooftop what eludes the soil is instead the principle that inspired the roof-garden of the famous architect Le Corbusier (1887-1965), we can see this principle applied to the construction of the Villa Savoye. We include some image at the end of the text.

The French botanist Patrick Blank is today called the inventor of the so-called "mur végétal", created in the 90s' and applied in the architectures of the most sought after all over Europe such as the Musée du quai Branly in Paris Art Museum and the Caixa Forum in Madrid. In a famous interview Blank explained the principle of his creation:

"My theory is that plants and architecture must be integrated into a whole, just so the city can hire a new point of view. Car parks, railway stations, subways, in all those difficult spaces where you do not expect to see a green, that's my real challenge, where Nature is in a position to "recover" a small part of the earth "

In the USA, and in particular in the Big Apple, the fashion of the degrading roof has developed i.e. gardens that are located in the roofs of the buildings with the aim to create green areas for relaxation at your fingertips!

Archiutti also has included in his catalog dedicated to Hadis the "green" elements and, in particular, has focused on the plant walls.

Archiutti creates products for the office, always thinking about the environmental impact, such as the Hadis collection which is designed and made ​​with 100% recyclable materials such as aluminum, glass and wood.

Natural green then marries naturally with the dividing walls in green fabric, don’t you think ?

The outer landscape becomes then an integral part of the Archiutti branded office, overcoming the barrier on the label usually associate with the plants for the interiors: furnishing.

The plants of the plant walls that we have used are 100% natural and, consequently, contribute to improve air quality in the office. Perhaps not everyone knows that green roofs also has the ability to absorb sound waves, reducing the propagation and, consequently, reducing noise pollution.

We think this coexistence between nature and architecture is going to last ... what do you think?

With what we have told you everything, continue to follow us on our social networks where we will continue to offer green solutions and examples for the office.

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Design: 
Hadis, Onda, West: Ambostudio
Fattore Alfa  ambostidio e Grazia Azzolin


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