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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 07:39 PM

This Swedish Forest-Inspired Office Includes an Interactive Floor That Mimics a Stream

Source: Slate

The last time that Swedish firm Adolfsson & Partners designed the Stockholm offices of games developer King, the makers of Candy Crush Saga, it went for a wildly cartoonish assault on the senses. For a new office space for the company, it went back to basics with a concept based on the Swedish forest, “a place for us to be free, in both mind and spirit,” the designers said in a press release.

Based on an idea from King’s Vice President of Creative Production Adam Schaub, the firm sought to replicate “the same inspiring and calming effect that you get from spending time in natural surroundings.”

To maximize natural light, it built a sunken glass-roofed “well” that is the centerpiece of the office. The wall of the reception is swathed in Norwegian lichen. Earth-toned carpeting is a nod to rock, moss, and soil. Tree and woodland animal silhouettes made from painted plywood populate the open office, complemented by real plants.

Adolfsson & Partners worked with Nordic lighting design firm AF Lighting to create adjustable ambient lighting built into walls and building columns, rather than standard office ceiling lights, to foster the feeling of “being in a forest where the light changes depending on the season.”









More: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2016/05/31/adolfsson_partners_new_stockholm_office_for_king_is_inspired_by_a_swedish.html

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Reply This Swedish Forest-Inspired Office Includes an Interactive Floor That Mimics a Stream (Original post)
demmiblue Jun 2016 OP
bonemachine Jun 2016 #1
Ineeda Jun 2016 #7
bonemachine Jun 2016 #8
840high Jun 2016 #2
demmiblue Jun 2016 #3
840high Jun 2016 #4
tblue37 Jun 2016 #5
byronius Jun 2016 #6

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 07:55 PM

1. Man... That's a lot of work and petrochemicals

spent on mimicking what nature does on the fly....

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Response to bonemachine (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 10:24 PM

7. It's tough to work outside in a natural forest

especially in Sweden. If you're going to have a large office space, isn't it wonderful to make it a work of art as well? It's also really nice to actually care about the environment your employees have to work in and make it as pleasant as possible. Very "unamerican".

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Response to Ineeda (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 02:02 AM

8. don't get me wrong

It's way cooler than my shitty beige office. Just something still rings a bit off about it to me that I'm having trouble nailing down...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 08:16 PM

2. Calming and beautiful.

 

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Response to 840high (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 09:05 PM

3. Loads better than their last design:







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Response to demmiblue (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 09:24 PM

4. OMG - lol

 

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 09:30 PM

5. Now that one is hideous! nt

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 10:11 PM

6. Watch the game suck after this, though.

Programmers are going to get all foresty and lose that methy zip.

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