Cooperative Buildings: Integrating Information, Organization, and Architecture

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Norbert Streitz, Shin'ichi Konomi, Heinz-Jürgen Burkhardt
Springer, Aug 3, 2007 - Computers - 267 pages
This volume constitutes the proceedings of the First International Workshop on - operative Buildings (CoBuild’98) – Integrating Information, Organization, and Ar chitecture, held in Darmstadt, Germany, on February 25–26, 1998. The idea for this workshop and actually the term “cooperative building” was created during the activi ties of initiating the consortium “Workspaces of the Future” for conducting an inter disciplinary R&D program in cooperation with partners from industry. We discovered that there was no appropriate forum to present research at the intersection of informa tion technology, organizational innovation, and architecture. The theme “Integrating information, organization, and architecture” reflects the challenges resulting from current and future developments in these three areas. In the future, work and cooperation in organizations will be characterized by a degree of dynamics, flexibility, and mobility that will go far beyond many of today's develop ments and examples. The introduction of information and communication technology has already changed processes and contents of work significantly. However, the de sign of work environments, especially physical work spaces as offices and buildings, remained almost unchanged. It is time to reflect these developments in the design of equally dynamic, flexible, and mobile work environments. The papers of this volume show that this is an interdisciplinary endeavor requiring a wide range of perspectives and the utilization of results from various areas of research and practice.

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Increasing the Power of the Environment through Calm Technology
Working Place for the Knowledge Economy
Integrated Design of Architectural Spaces and Information Spaces
Turning Architectural Space into an Interface between People and Digital Information
A Cooperative Environment Consisting of Multiple Digital Devices
A Prototype Intelligent Environment
What Do We Learn about Support of Teamwork from Assessing Teams in Dedicated Project Rooms?
Lessons for Cooperative Buildings
Making Living Cooperative Buildings with Design Patterns
Sustainability of New Work Practises and Building Concepts
Cooperative Buildings The Case of office VISION
An Experimental Exhibit Investigating Integrated Workplace Design
Connecting Qualities of Social Use with Spatial Qualities
Law Enforcement of Working Space Requirements in Office Buildings The Policy of the Labour Inspectorate in the Netherlands
Organizing Space in Time Discovering Existing Resources
A Room Management System

A Case Study of the Design Studio of the Future
Adaptive Rooms Virtual Collaboration and Cognitive Workflow
The Metaphor of Virtual Rooms in the Cooperative Learning Environment CLear
Integrated Architecture of Electronic Mall Systems How Strategies Processes and Organizations Influence Information System Design
An Agentbased Telecooperation Framework
The Cooperative Evolution of Buildings and Cities
The Dwelling as a Place for Work
Lessons for Cooperative Buildings
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