Here in this article, we have brought some eco-friendly office designs for you. Some of the designs capture your eyes through their location. The others through unique design would manage to capture your imagination.
World’s first 3D-printed office building – Dubai
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Use of 3D printing in architecture is one of the hottest trends and Dubai’s Museum of the Future project is its proof. It is the world’s first functional 3D-printed office building spread across 250-square-metre space (2,700 square foot). The project’s sole aim was to display high determination towards innovation of the United Arab Emirates. The project also aimed to promote UAE as a world leader in 3D printing.
The building was printed in special cement structure layer by layer, using a 3D printer. After printing the building in approximately 17 days and at the cost of $140,000, the interior and exterior design details were added. Seven people were assigned the installation work of the building components on-site; engineering was taken care of by electricians and specialists, while one person monitored the 3D printer. This unique management resulted in 50 percent savings on normal labor costs. Housing the Dubai Future Foundation initially, the building could be used to host workshops, exhibitions and a plethora of other events in future.
Pop-up office in London’s Hoxton Square
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Pop-up office is a beautiful and unique office design that seems wrapped around a tree trunk. The translucent pod in East London’s Hoxton Square was produced by London architecture studio Tate Harmer, in collaboration with an architecture company. In collaboration with arts and environmental charities that enhance public parks and spaces across London Borough of Hackney, the Park Hack initiative was set up. Pop-up office is the first venture completed under this initiative.
Made from compressed paper and timber, the structure is enclosed by rows of translucent plastic and polycarbonate slats. This unique design provides insiders incredible views of the greenery that surrounds the office. Through an online booking system, the workspace is rented out to local businesses or freelancers. For the weekends, it will be available free to community groups. Whatever money comes by renting this office is used for bettering and maintaining Hackney’s parks.
A building with retractable sunshades
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REX, a New York based architecture office has developed the green conjoined headquarter of two Middle Eastern companies. The structure so elegant to look at is at the same time environmentally friendly as well for it is equipped with a unique shading solution. Both sides of each tower have retractable sunshades that serve as incredible shields that protect the building from powerful Middle Eastern sun. Measuring 14.5 meter in diameter, placement, and overlapping of the sunshades signifies a traditional Arab Mashrabiya pattern. The sunshades appear as simple stone-clad towers when retracted and appear as blossoming flowers when in use.
Office in the middle of the forest, Madrid
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Located in a forest near Madrid in Spain, this is a unique office space designed by the Spanish architecture firm Selgas Cano. The tunnel like space has a 20mm thick transparent acrylic curved window as its north-facing wall. Its 110 mm thick south facing aspect made of fiberglass and polyester sandwich works fantastically to block direct sunlight. As far as the ventilation is concerned, the structure has an effective design that promotes natural ventilation. The bunker shaped office that is half buried in the ground requires no artificial lighting and remains cool during the summer.
There are eco-friendly office designs that have been created to send out different meanings. For instance, some highlight the importance of a green life while some others signify the importance of a close connection with nature and more.