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Soviet-Era Factory Becomes Bright, Tree-Filled Office

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All photos by Terje Ugandi via <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/10/31/kamp-arhitektid-creates-tree-filled-office-within-former-soviet-era-factory/">Dezeen</a>
All photos by Terje Ugandi via Dezeen

First off, the trees dotting this brand new office for a children's clothing manufacturer, Lenne, in Taillinn, Estonia, are not real—at least not completely. Made from a combination of real trunks and artificial foliage, these 16-foot-high trees were planted as part of local firm KAMP Arhitektid's revamp of a Soviet-era factory. As architect Jan Skolimowski explains, "We have created a room that regardless of the season outside makes you feel as in a bright summer forest, even if the birches and maples are not real." Angular compartments break down the larger factory hall into smaller, multilevel work areas, creating a dynamic, part new, part old, part real, part artificial office.


· KAMP Arhitektid creates tree-filled office within former Soviet-era factory [Dezeen]
· First Apple Store Designed Under Jony Ive Has Trees (!) [Curbed]