The Office: Designing for Success

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Images Publishing, 2004 - Architecture - 224 pages
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Like working hours, which have changed significantly over the years, so have the places we work in. Offices, once enclosed to ensure privacy are now, in many cases, open and transparent, with few dividing screens. Finishes and materials once used exclusively in homes now appear in offices, creating warm environments conducive to productivity and creativity. New attitudes to collaborative work have encouraged the development of 'breakout' spaces, informal meeting areas, and fully equipped kitchens and entertainment areas. New technology used in offices has led to changes in design, as have the expectations of employees for more pleasant working environments hat incorporate natural light, ventilation and flexibility in the use of spaces. The book explores more than 50 different offices, from home offices, experimental spaces, and traditional offices, to those more akin to 5-star hotels. The author's aim is to encourage us all to rethink our workspaces.
 

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
19
Section 3
23
Section 4
35
Section 5
37
Section 6
41
Section 7
47
Section 8
61
Section 14
91
Section 15
97
Section 16
105
Section 17
143
Section 18
147
Section 19
165
Section 20
179
Section 21
196

Section 9
65
Section 10
71
Section 11
75
Section 12
77
Section 13
81
Section 22
203
Section 23
215
Section 24
221
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