This project by Italian designers DEGW for pharma giant Pierre Fabre in Milan shows how far the concept of a garden office has seeped into the mainstream design of more traditional offices. According to the architects: "The layout is geared to the distinctive characteristics of each work team, in the same way a monk would take meticulous care of every single thing in their own botanical garden." They go on to say:
The concept that DEGW developed derives from a desire to create a garden-space with geometric, directional internal corridors designed like a garden of “simples” (a simple is a medicament made from a herb), where mediaeval monks once grew medicinal plants and herbs, the same that Pierre Fabre still uses to develop its main pharmacological and dermo-cosmetic products.To add to the effect, the buildings meeting rooms and even phone booths are named after medicinal plants. More images at the link above and here for details of a similar project.
iHUS Projects, specialists in the design and build of granny annexes for elderly and disabled care.