Martela and Framery extend cooperation

Finnish producer of professional furniture Martela and interior phone booth maker Framery will extend their cooperation in acoustic phone booth and small conference room solutions. “Activity-based offices provide a platform for a range of functions and interaction for employees, customers and stakeholders. Modern offices must support the needs of people engaged in different types of […] Read more

Grand orange staircase ascends through college

An orange staircase zigzags back and forth across the atrium of this science faculty building that Canadian firm Saucier + Perrotte Architectes has completed for a Quebec college. The angular staircase connects all six storeys of the Anne-Marie Edward Science Building, which was designed by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes at the heart of the John Abbott College campus near Montreal. […] Read more

Cool offices: Verint in Herzliya, Israel

Setter Architects have recently completed a new design of the offices of high-tech company Verint, which are located in Herzliya, Israel. The different functions were derived from the company’s individual needs: offices and labs, along with areas that provide a unique atmosphere throughout the project. Areas such as the lobby, the “innovation spaces”, two cafeterias and […] Read more

Conversions: Concrete bunker into green power plant with visitor centre

This concrete Second World War bunker in Hamburg has been converted into a renewable energy plant and visitor centre by urban development company IBA Hamburg. IBA Hamburg restored and expanded the 42-metre-high ruined concrete shell, which had remained unoccupied since the end of the war. Working with German energy firm Hamburg Energie, the company transformed the bunker […] Read more

Cool offices: Finnkino in Helsinki, Finland

Gullstén-Inkinen has designed a new office space for Finnkino, Finland’s largest movie theater chain. Finnkino’s headquarters moved to a new location in summer 2013. The premises are in the new Aitio Business Park. The building aims to achieve Finland’s first BREEAM Excellent environment certificate. The brief was to design spaces that supports and matches Finnkino’s […] Read more

Cool offices: BNP Paribas Investment in Amsterdam, Netherlands (images+video)

BNP Paribas Invertment Partners moved into a new office space in 2012 which is located in Amsterdam and was designed by Fokkema & Partners Architects. Being a typical organic shaped building the initial concept for the interior design is to react discreet to the many details and to strengthen the existing spaces. Partition walls are […] Read more

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