This exploration of the innovative interior design of coworking spaces offers a unique look at a workplace revolution that's sweeping the globe. Coworking is redefining the way we work. Around the world, people are collaborating to create a new kind of economy that supports community and innovation while preserving valuable resources. This illustrated survey of spaces dedicated to coworking features 30 of the most impressive office spaces around the world. Google Campus in London, The HUB's global network of sites, and more off-the-radar examples such as Makeshift Society in San Francisco are just a few of the spaces profiled. Each is illustrated via a range of wide-angle and close-up photographs, offering readers page after page of inspiring ideas--from a repurposed shipping container to a beautiful cushion made from a vintage silk scarf. Whether you're daydreaming from a 14th-floor cubicle or looking for ideas on how to launch your own start-up, this unique book will stir your imagination as it offers endless possibilities for coworking.
Featuring 50 cutting-edge projects from around the world, this international survey of workplace design is the ultimate resource for anyone creating the workplace of today or tomorrow. Abundantly illustrated with plans and photographs throughout, the book is divided into three colour-coded sections. Part 1 showcases low-cost workplaces created for small companies. Part 2 is a collection of medium-sized projects, all of which place a strong emphasis on environmental sensitivity and getting the most from a restricted budget. Part 3 is a selection of offices designed for large companies; here too the aim is to be as eco-friendly as possible, as well as to provide spaces that promote productivity, creativity and enhanced interaction between employees. The projects in each section are located across the globe. From Selgas Canos semi-subterranean, tubular office in a forest near Madrid, to the living skin of Harmonia 57 in São Paolo, each project proves that our workplaces neednt be boring, expensive or harmful to the environment.
Lauded as one of the most influential advocates for the interior design industry, Cindy Allen celebrated in 2011 her ten-year anniversary as the editor in chief of Interior Design magazine. Since her editorship began in 2001, Allen has established herself as a force, elevating the publication's importance and exposure, strengthening its credentials as the main ambassador of design, and making it the vehicle of growth and success for the industry it represents. Interior Design proudly presents Best in Office Architecture & Design, a must-have for both the design community and those looking for a valuable resource on the best in workplace design today. Interior Design, which is closely followed by the design community, celebrates and shares the best in interior design achievement with the world.
Author: Bene AG Harry Gatterer
Release Date: 2010-02-01
"New Work Spaces" tracks the significance of communication, interaction and creativity in the age of knowledge work and uncovers developments that shape contemporary work styles. Framework conditions and trends are analysed because, as work changes, so too does the workplace. The trend report is based among other things on a study from London's Royal College of Art, commissioned by Bene, that investigates the work styles of knowledge workers and their needs in terms of work spaces. With its five theses on the future of workspaces, the trend report offers interesting insights into the latest developments for everyone who works in offices or is interested in office design.
Author: Paola Antonelli
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
Release Date: 2001
In the past, work has shaped the way we live. In the near future, the way we live may shape the way we work. Workspherescreatively confronts the design demands of the ever-evolving contemporary work environment. Featuring design products, prototypes, and models, and part of a groundbreaking 2001 exhibition held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this exciting book introduces work concepts originated by internationally recognized designers who address the unique needs of specific work scenarios, including the nomadic office of a business traveler; the domestic office; the virtual office; and more traditional offices in settings configured for group interaction. Featuring projects commissioned especially for Workspheresby such avant-garde brainstormers as LOT/EK, Digital Image Design, and Hella Jongerius, interviews with designers extraordinaire Bruce Mau, Michael Brill, and Francis Duffy, and more pictures of chairs, cubicles, and desks that you've ever imagined, even in your most compulsive catalogue fantasies, Workspheresis the ultimate consideration of contemporary work space.
From the parking lot to the exam room, doctors can improve the physical surroundings for their patients, yet often they do not. Given the numerous and varied duties doctors must perform, it may fall to the design profession to implement changes, many based on research, to improve healthcare experiences. From location and layout to furnishings and positive distractions, this book provides evidence-based information about the physical environment to help doctors and those who design medical workspaces improve the experience of health care. Along with its research base, a special aspect of this book is the integration of relevant historical material about the office practice of physicians at the beginning of the twentieth century. Many of their design solutions are viable today. In addition to improving the physical design of healthcare facilities, author Ann Sloan Devlin is the granddaughter, daughter, and niece of physicians, as well as the granddaughter and daughter of nurses. She worked in a hospital during college, and has visited a good many practitioners’ offices in medical office buildings and ambulatory care settings. This book addresses an overlooked location of care: the doctor’s office suite.
Author: Scott Doorley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-12-30
"If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times." —Bill Moggridge, Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum "Make Space is an articulate account about the importance of space; how we think about it, build it and thrive in it." —James P. Hackett, President and CEO, Steelcase An inspiring guidebook filled with ways to alter space to fuel creative work and foster collaboration. Based on the work at the Stanford University d.school and its Environments Collaborative Initiative, Make Space is a tool that shows how space can be intentionally manipulated to ignite creativity. Appropriate for designers charged with creating new spaces or anyone interested in revamping an existing space, this guide offers novel and non-obvious strategies for changing surroundings specifically to enhance the ways in which teams and individuals communicate, work, play--and innovate. Inside are: Tools--tips on how to build everything from furniture, to wall treatments, and rigging Situations--scenarios, and layouts for sparking creative activities Insights--bite-sized lessons designed to shortcut your learning curve Space Studies--candid stories with lessons on creating spaces for making, learning, imagining, and connecting Design Template--a framework for understanding, planning, and building collaborative environments Make Space is a new and dynamic resource for activating creativity, communication and innovation across institutions, corporations, teams, and schools alike. Filled with tips and instructions that can be approached from a wide variety of angles, Make Space is a ready resource for empowering anyone to take control of an environment.
High-rise corporate headquarters, offices, purpose-built offices and renovations appear alongside many examples of architects' own offices. Interiors as well as exteriors illustrate the infinite ways in which our workplaces are tailored and personalized t
Author: Thea Marx
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: House & Home
Western design has evolved from the limitations of log-style architecture, simple and rough-hewn lodgepole pine furnishings, brightly colored leather, and Chimayo weavings to stately interiors that are graceful, elegant, and highly polished, incorporating upscale fabrics and ornamentation.
Working Space is a stunning photographic collection of the studio and work places of some of the world's most influential and well-regarded artists, artisans and designers. This book gives you insight into the working heart of 25 creative people, including contemporary artist Cindy Sherman, leading lighting artist Thierry Dreyfus, artist and stylist Annabelle Adie, painter Francesca Raft and artisan crafters E. R. Butler. This book is a sneak-peak into the interiors of the world's most influential stylemakers. This book is the kind of aspirational interiors book people will reference time and time again, getting ideas and inspiration for their own homes.
Traditional office work, characterized by repetitive clerical tasks, is rapidly giving way to GÇ£knowledge work,GÇ¥ characterized by the creative application and exchange of information. In response, architects around the world are leaving aside the old cubicle grid to design imaginative, high-tech offices that foster knowledge work and, at the same time, help workers balance the competing demands of colleagues, customers, and family. The forty-three exceptional workplaces profiled in this timely volume have all been completed within the last six years and serve a wide variety of organizations, both private and public, small and large. Examples range from the headquarters of an advertising firm where one enormous table seats all two hundred employees, facilitating communication, to a BMW plant where the factory production line runs through and above the administrative offices, unifying the corporate community. The authors skillfully distinguish the primary trends in contemporary office design by dividing their engagingly written case studies among four chapters, each dedicated to a particular type of workplace. GÇ£AcademiesGÇ¥ encourage the sharing of knowledge within a corporate structure; GÇ£GuildsGÇ¥ allow the members of a profession to interact as peers; GÇ£AgorasGÇ¥ bring the workplace closer to the marketplace and to civic life; and GÇ£LodgesGÇ¥ combine the home and the office. Two hundred extraordinary color photographs and fifty architectural drawings show how the featured architects have configured public areas, meeting rooms, and private work spaces to meet the needs of todayGÇÖs increasingly versatile and mobile workers. The inclusion of an informative introduction, which outlines the economic and technological factors driving the rapid evolution of contemporary workplace architecture, further ensures that this attractive book will be an essential reference for everybody who has a hand in designing offices, and a thought-provoking read for everybody who works in one.