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iGuzzini Headquarters by MiAS Architects is a Spectacular Structure

 - Feb 13, 2012
References: iguzzini & dezeen
Josep Mias of Spanish architecture firm MiAS Architects has designed this incredible structure for the headquarters of the lighting company iGuzzini in Barcelona.

The structure is a "golf ball-shaped," steel-framed dome with a glass facade that is partially covered in fabric, which offers shading from sunlight. The five-floor building itself houses the brand's offices, which are built around a "light patio," and gives people a 360-degree, panoramic view of the outside.

Underneath the building is a dark, underground floor encased by concrete that makes up the lighting showroom. This area also provides room for storage and parking, and houses a conference room and auditorium. According to MiAS Architects, the spaces below require darkness "so as to show the characteristics of artificial light."