Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Workplace


This is a shot of the open office from the Stantec Architects offices that I showed yesterday. An intriguing feature of the space is that they installed a floating floor 18" above the original floor and have run all the heating and cooling ducts, voice lines, and data systems under the floor in order to leave the original Douglas Fir ceiling unencumbered by ductwork etc. You can see the space under the floor visible in the centre of the pic - they have installed glass panels on its edges so as to be able to see under. The office also has a bicycle garage and shower facilities for the workforce. It is a very 'green' space!

11 comments:

LĂșcia said...

Very green and so cool!!!
Nice place to work. ;-)

Sharon said...

Interesting office space.

Kate said...

Had never heard of a "floating floor" before..."what will they think of next?"

jennyfreckles said...

Looks like a very good conversion of an old building. I wonder if it's a noisy space to work in? Lots of hard surfaces. Being deaf and wearing hearing aids, I notice that a lot.

Regina K said...

Those ceilings would be pleasant in a work place. I like this building.

TimeLoupe said...

Those are solid looking timber beams! I'd like to work there, I'd spend all day looking at the beams. On second thoughts I better not work there, I wouldn't get anything done :)

Randy said...

Nice lines!

Mo said...

Nice space to work.

Jack said...

They have done a spectacular renovation of this space. I wonder what you would have seen if you had the time to visit other open spaces on this tour.

EG Wow said...

I LOVE the idea of a bicycle garage. Perfect!

Kitty said...

very nice aesthetic. They do a nice blend of modern and restored work.

I bet working in that space is great. Wonderful light.