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Brief Published: 5 Sep 2014

Living Workspaces: Kickstarter’s Brooklyn HQ

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Kickstarter's Brooklyn Headquarters

With green space at a premium in concrete jungles like New York, US-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter's headquarters embrace nature to soften the tech-filled space.

Located in an old factory in Brooklyn, the 8,500 sq ft roof garden is filled with vegetables, herbs and plants, creating a green haven for Kickstarter's workers in the middle of a bustling city. Incorporating technology into the three-storey building itself, a unique irrigation system carries rainwater to plants on each level.

Floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow an abundance of natural light into the open-plan office space, while materials include reclaimed wood and sustainable building insulation – which is even safe enough to eat.

In a bid to create engaging workspaces for employees, forward-thinking brands are taking fresh approaches to office design that foster greater connection, productivity and community. For more insight, see The Living Workspace.

For further examples of how urban landscapes and interiors are embracing a greener approach, see Design Democracy: Slow, and look out for our Future Farming report, publishing next week.

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