Living walls in the workplace of technology providers reinforces a biophilic respite from screen-centric work.
Sapphire Systems in London
For Sapphire Systems new workplace in the Renzo Piano-designed Shard tower, IA’s design team in London created a winter garden that extends off of a client reception area, and connects to views of the cityscape and work areas. The central location reinforces transparency and wellness.
Sonos Headquarters in Boston
A double-height living wall in the common area of Sonos’ new Boston headquarters juxtaposes a residential scale used primarily in work areas, and reinforces the client mission of bringing music to every home. A floating stair in front of the wall provides a close-up view.
Success Factors in San Francisco
A living wall in the reception atrium provides counter point to a material palette of steel, concrete, and glass. It also addresses the client’s request to bring the outside in.
Confidential Client in Cambridge, Massachusetts
The living wall in this technology services client’s Cambridge offices is located in the center of the floor plate, so IA’s Boston design team selected lighting and plant varieties that could thrive on less natural light.
Confidential Client in Palo Alto, California
A living wall introduces concepts of biophilia to the workplace of this confidential technology services client. The installation provides visual connection to nature, by addressing the psychological and physiological importance for humans to view what happens in nature.
200 Clarendon Street in Boston
The lobby of this Pei Cobb Freed & Partners high-rise was recently redesigned by IA to integrate with the surrounding Copley Square. The glass curtain wall provides clear views into the lobby, where a small living wall doubles as evolving and updatable environmental graphic design.