Light for Daily Life
In 1972, the year of the Olympic Games, this new headquarters for the car company BMW seemed radically futuristic. Today, the future of the workplace is being redefined by the concept of “New Work” – and Snøhetta shows what it can look like with their office building near Innsbruck. The sustainability concept it implements reflects the client’s philosophy and is tailored to its use. Our Interiors feature in this issue provides details: work activities are surrounded by a lush green environment in the energy- optimized timber building, and natural light is a constant indoor companion.
Our October issue is all about light and interiors. PPAG’s school in Vienna brings daylight into deep cluster spaces to foster daily well-being. At Leyton House in London, MacMahon Architecture drew inspiration from Mexican architecture and integrated two patios that direct natural light into the basement. Our Technology feature goes underground to the metro in Karlsruhe, where Ingo Maurer’s team made the electrical lines the central motif of their lighting concept. And architects Allmann Sattler Wappner transformed the tunnel- like platforms into bright cathedrals of light.