FLEXIBLE OFFICE SPACE
Buildings: Important areas or rooms in the office
Is it possible to create a kind of space which is specifically tuned to the needs of people working, and yet capable of an infinite number of various arrangements and combinations within it?
Lay out the office space as wings of open space, with free standing columns around their edges, so they define half private and common spaces opening into one another. Set down enough columns so that people can fill them in over the years, in many different ways - but always in a semi-permanent fashion.
If you happen to know the working group before you build the space, then make it more like a house, more closely tailored to their needs. In either case, create a variety of space throughout the office - comparable in variety to the different sizes and kinds of space in a large old house.
Select High Order Pattern and
80 SELF-GOVERNING WORKSHOPS AND OFFICES **
82 OFFICE CONNECTIONS *
127 INTIMACY GRADIENT **
129 COMMON AREAS AT THE HEART **
Select Low Order Pattern and
147 COMMUNAL EATING *
148 SMALL WORK GROUPS **
149 RECEPTION WELCOMES YOU
152 HALF-PRIVATE OFFICE
159 LIGHT ON TWO SIDES OF EVERY ROOM **
190 CEILING HEIGHT VARIETY **
226 COLUMN PLACE *