New offices in USA

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L'archivolto, 1998 - Architecture - 233 pages
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"Devoted to office interior design in the United States, this fourth book in the series "International Architecture & Interiors" neatly complements our previous publications on interiors, apartment and house design, restaurants, and other kinds of developed space in America. The scope of this book is not to discuss the development of American office design but, as with its predecessors, to propose an up-to-date panorama on the evolving interior landscape of the American office, the stylistic models employed in defining functions and distribution, the different ways of dealing with the interior design of spaces for qualified forms of work, and not just in terms of quantity and functional rationalization. Paul Warchol provides the reader with a limpid exposition of the twenty-three projects chosen, but also the atmospheres and lights of these work spaces, the colors, and details of their architectural solutions. As office interiors go, the projects presented here are unconventional designs that combine an increasing number of functions with new modes of comfort, and are variously housed in old, block-type buildings; in more recent open-plan spaces focused around a core of services and curtain-wall facades; in skyscrapers with narrow floor plans; and also in spaces formerly used as warehouses and storage depots, factory lofts converted into harmonious workspaces, thanks to the remodeling projects of the designers. All the office suites covered are accompanied by project designs and breakdowns of technical specifications with details on the materials, together with notes for each project and its designer's biography."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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