Space to work: new office design
This is the first comprehensive analysis of emerging office design practice to support and enhance the performance of knowledge workers. It explains how the office is being reinvented to respond to the imperatives of knowledge work, as well as the changing social imperatives and technology of the new millennium. A wide range of international workplace architecture and interior schemes that are leading the way in this important area is showcased. The book sets its 43 international case studies within a unique conceptual matrix that provides a framework for thinking about new strategies for reinventing office space. It identifies four `realms' for knowledge work - the learning campus (ACADEMY); the professional cluster (GUILD); the public workplace (AGORA) and the live-work setting (LODGE). The authors argue that only by finding an entirely new equilibrium at work between the opposing forces of family, colleagues, customers and professional peers can knowledge workers in the 21st century achieve the same productivity gains as manual labour in the 20th century.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
2002 Total Floor Academy Acoustic Agora architectural atrium Bass LLP BBC Media Centre Behnisch & Partner Buro Happold cafe Cell Biology Central Building Cerro Paranal Clive Wilkinson collaboration Completed 2002 Total conference room Consultants corporate courtyard create desk Duffy & Bass Enric Miralles environment Ericsson facade Foster and Partners functions furniture Genzyme glass glazed Guild headquarters Hemingway House interior Interpolis Kengo Kuma knowledge workers live-work Location London lounge Main Contractor meeting rooms meeting space Munich office building office design open-plan Pallotta TeamWorks Parliament of Finland Peter Lorenz Pixar Pixar Animation Studios plan shows PricewaterhouseCoopers proIect architect proIect manager ProIect Team provides public space Rotterdam scheme Scottish Parliament Building Seattle Sedgwick Rd setting shared square feet square feetl Staff square metres staircase steel street Structural Engineer Telenor Tokyo Total Floor Space UK Client USA Architect USA Client White Architects workplace workspace workstations Zaha Hadid