Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Architecture Break

The Pasona Group offices in Tokyo:
The Pasona building
Photo Credit: Kono Designs
From an aesthetic perspective, Kono Designs has successfully implemented the "vertical farm" idea, playfully evoking the image of a standard office cube being inexorably consumed from within by wild nature. This contrasts with the tightly designed interior spaces, which seem to employ fully-functional agriculture plots as space dividers, artistic room accents, and stylish furniture substitutes. No word yet on the energy costs or food production efficiency levels, but its cultural fit and aggressive rejection of factory-chic make this building spectacular.

For more check out this short video by Monocle magazine.

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