13 Aug '11, 11am

Nature Takes Over the Office in Downtown Denver

In this wired era, it's easy to let the office creep into every part of life, even time spent in nature, by checking email from the beach or taking a work call while out on the trail. But what if the tables were turned, and it was nature that was creeping into the office instead? It might look something like the playful, slightly surreal installation that eco-friendly architects Tres Birds Workshop created recently in downtown Denver. Passersby strolling through the 16th Street Mall area of Denver 's business district were invited to interact with the five-part installation -- an executive office, a conference room, a break room, a cubicle space, and a filing cabinet, all situated outdoors and all overgrown with live vegetation. Grasses and vines grew over chairs, out of copy machines, and along desktops. Sponsored by the eco-footwear maker KEEN and built with the help of ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/nature-takes-over...

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