Talented architects often exploit their endless creativity to come up with ingenious solutions making the eight hours spent at the office on a daily basis seem even more enjoyable.
Of course, nature is considered a major source of inspiration in this case, judging by the fact that a greener, friendlier interior design, pleasing even the most demanding outdoor enthusiasts, can increase productivity at work.
From a LED-based ceiling imitating the sky to grass-like carpets and vertical gardens, the trend seeking to bring nature closer to our desks has triggered an ingenious series of innovations. The most recent one is the treehouse built and installed by Missing Link in a modern office from South Africa.
The project was completed in only 6 weeks and demanded a whopping $120,000(€93,146). Even though it might seem like a prohibitive price, its benefits displayed in the long term will make the giant structure seem like a smart investment.
So far, studies indicated that vegetation plays an important part, influencing our mood and boosting our daily performance at work.
This is why bringing a 6-ton tree inside the office seems like an inspired idea. Apparently, the tree died of natural causes, so reviving it and giving it a new meaning draws up a beautiful strategy. Moreover, since the building relies on 100% sustainable, recycled materials, it has a minimal impact on the environment.
The working space occupying no less than 1,250 square feet reflects how modern architecture can lend a helping hand to millions of people, spending more than 66% of their time inside dull, unappealing offices.
“I think the biggest thing for me is that we are proof that you don’t need to work in a gray walled cubical farm to be productive. And we’re not a bunch of crazy ‘creatives’ – we make presentations for banks (amongst others),” explained Samantha Dean, Missing Link’s managing director, for Inhabitat.
Encouraged by the great results obtained so far, the company is eager to expand its initiative, making working spaces more attractive all across the Globe.