What are the benefits of spending the day in an office where there is no need for artificial lightning during the day?
- visionary leadership
- an organizational commitment to breakthrough thinking
- a place that supports the work of innovation.
1. Thermal Comfort and Temperature
2. Access to Nature, Views and Daylight
3. Sensory Change and Variability
5. Noise Control
7. Human Factors and Ergonomics
8. Indoor Air Quality
10. Employee Engagement
Spanish architecture firm Selgas Canohas has designed a sunken office where the employees are surrounded by a colourful lush forest. The building is encapsulated by a curving glass wall and provides you with the opportunity to look at the forest from a bug’s perspective.
The window is lined with desks and you have an eye-level view of the forest floor. You can watch animals, falling leaves and watch the tree branches move while you are working.
Albert Einstein said “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” We need to be able to change our perspectives. By looking at a problem from different frames of reference, new possibilities for solving the problem may emerge. You get a different perspective on a problem when you look at it from a bug’s perspective as compared to a bird’s view in an office at the fifth floor.
The perspective also changes during the day. Do you feel more inspired to watch the world from a bug’s perspective in the dark?
4 Replies to “Sunken Office – Thinkibility Nibble”
This article is close to my heart since I work indoors at a computer but prefer the outdoors. It would be great if more houses and offices are built in a way that brings us closer to nature.
Yes, we would love to work in an environment like this too, Also it would be great to build nurseries and schools that bring kids closer to nature.