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Press Kit | no. 1215-06
If nature and everything around it inspires you, it also inspires many designers who make it, in their projects, their real muse. In terms of design, nature is a great source of inspiration and often contains many possible solutions, both in conceptualization, in technical solution and even in sustainability.
Cascades is a pioneering company in the field of sustainable development and it is for this reason they called ISSADESIGN, design agency in integrated environment, whose mission is to naturally integrate design and sustainability at the heart of each of their projects. For the design of Cascades new factory located in Piscataway, New Jersey, ISSADESIGN knew how to offer a work environment adapted to the values of the company. It is a place of work, collaboration, focused on innovation, but above all, a place that respects the environment and its employees.
Inspired by its function, the cardboard work, the design of the factory, projects us into a minimalist and structured universe. The concept is based on the creation of a brand identity, on the quality of the spaces for discussion with a client and between colleagues as well as on the sustainable approach. The very architecture of the building was restrictive due to its particular angulations and this brought many challenges for the designers. It was complex to propose a layout including a variety of closed meeting rooms, an aspect necessary to meet the specific needs of the client. Despite these constraints, there are a variety of collaborative spaces, closed, semi-open and open, which allow to provide any type of meeting between colleagues, with a client, or simply isolate oneself for concentration.
It is the raw material produced by the company that has inspired designers to create an environment in dialogue with the organization. Conceptually resuming their favorite material, the work of the box is felt by the games of volume, repetition and assembly-disassembly of the square that are found in various forms, from lighting, to furniture and even in the carpet pattern.
In addition, it is through the biophilic approach that the project comes into its own. Indeed, humans have a biological need to come into contact with nature, because this contact has an effect on their well-being, productivity, creativity and social relationships. The biophilic approach can be explained by the implementation of a process for creating buildings which aims to be inspired by nature in order to reconnect people with it. However, it is through various biophilic strategies that the design of Cascades New Jersey's offices was designed. The integration of natural materials with minimal treatment in space cans be easily identified by the presence of wood, but also by the use of color found in nature, such as green. On the other hand, we find under various formulas, such as for example by lighting systems, the principles of fractals often present in the natural world. The luminaires can evoke for some pieces of cardboard unfolded and assembled, but for others, it will rather be snowflakes. This kind of design manifests itself by imitation, distortion and abstraction of the whole or part of an object, in order to achieve a complete composition. Anxious to respect nature and to be inspired by it, the interior spaces are distinguished by the presence of wood on the floor, by the furniture chosen, by the rhythm offered by the wooden slats as well as by laminated with walls and by the selection of environmentally friendly materials.
In terms of space division, the layout of the offices allows users to use the different activity zones according to their current needs, so as to encourage productivity, concentration and creativity. Textures and colors were also chosen with this in mind. The result is therefore an ecosystem accommodating different states of mind as well as the varied tasks to be accomplished in the offices of the complex. Cascades' vision, therefore, echoes not only through the brand image, vision and values of the company, but in the spaces where the Cascades community gathers.
Location: 1 Turner Pl, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
Area: more than 20 000 sq.ft / 1858 m2.
Materials: Wood, carpet tile, felt, ceramic
General Contractor: Greek Development
Floor covering: Interface
Acoustic lighting: 3form
Glass wall: Haworth
Photographer: David Boyer
ISSADESIGN is an environmental design agency specializing in the fields of institutional, corporative, commercial and residential design. Its areas of expertise include creative consultation, interior planning and design, and architecture.
ISSADESIGN takes to heart their client’s expectations, needs and desires by creating timeless designs that respects the principals of sustainability. The designers believe they can contribute to a greener society, one step at a time. No matter the size or budget of a project, they integrate simple and inexpensive ecological solutions to their concepts. The team develops a close relationship with their clients by being available and flexible to their needs. Their respect for their client’s needs and their collaborator’s ideas contributes to the richness of ISSADESIGN's projects. The client is at the heart of the process in each projects. The design team submerges into their universe to create and develop the perfect sync between their philosophy and their personality.
At ISSADESIGN, the designers are hungry for challenge, creative solutions and innovative technology. Their constant curiosity pushes the team to exceed the client’s expectations by creating unique spaces where aesthetics and functionality meet.
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