In the modern world, energy permeates everything, and the design of the Ibenergi Center in Toledo, Spain, aims to metaphorically represent that ubiquitous permeation. According to 'taller abierto', the architects behind the project, the building looks to "connect the interior of a working environment to the cultivated nature" that's surrounding it, creating a more pleasant and people-friendly place to work.
One of the keys to achieving that goal of openness comes with the use of windows. The building is divided into warehouse space and offices, and the offices are covered almost entirely in windows This gives the people working in the Ibenergi Center a view of the outside world while also allowing in a healthy amount of natural light.
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The Ibenergi Center Aims to Blend Interior and Exterior Spaces
1. Connective Design - The use of architectural design to connect indoor and outdoor spaces is a potential disruptive innovation opportunity for companies in the design and construction industry.
2. Energy Efficiency - Companies in the energy consulting industry have the potential to capitalize on the trend of designing spaces that are more energy-efficient and sustainable.
3. People-friendly Spaces - Creating more people-friendly workspaces through the use of natural light and connections to nature could be a potential disruptive innovation opportunity for companies in the real estate and workplace design industries.
1. Design and Construction - The use of architectural design to connect indoor and outdoor spaces could disrupt the traditional construction industry and create new market opportunities.
2. Energy Consulting - The trend toward designing more energy-efficient spaces and buildings presents an opportunity for companies in the energy consulting industry to innovate and provide new solutions.
3. Real Estate and Workplace Design - Creating more people-friendly workspaces through the use of natural light and connections to nature could disrupt the real estate and workplace design industries and create new business opportunities.