As populations in urban areas increase, so do emissions and energy consumption from increased use of things like air conditioning. Indonesia-based architecture firm Creative Inc. hopes to solve this problem with its new project, The Breathing Office.
The Breathing Office is a concept that aims to maximize natural air flow and create optimal ventilation in office buildings. To do so, the architects have designed The Breathing Office to include a large opening at one corner of the building; this open corner allows for natural, "pure" air to flow in and "impure" air to flow out of the structure. In addition, The Breathing Office will be constructed of perforated materials, which will enhance the structure's strength and durability. Vines will be planted around the building to help "purify the surrounding air" as well, describes EcoFriend.