The Office Book

Ideas and Designs for Contemporary Work Spaces

Author: Judy Graf Klein

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Provides a comprehensive guide to the office environment, discussing office technology, furnishings, and office-planning theory

Total Office Design

50 Contemporary Workplaces

Author: Kerstin Zumstein,Helen Parton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500515860

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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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.

Best of Office Architecture and Design

Author: Cindy Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983326328

Category: Design

Page: 248

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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.

Mechanical Brides

Women and Machines from Home to Office

Author: Ellen Lupton

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781878271976

Category: Design

Page: 65

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How appliances and business equipment define women's roles.

The Style of Coworking

Contemporary Shared Workspaces

Author: Alice Davies,Kathryn Tollervey

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791348575

Category: Design

Page: 159

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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.

Transforming the Doctor's Office

Principles from Evidence-based Design

Author: Ann Sloan Devlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317750012

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

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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.

Workspheres

Design and Contemporary Work Styles

Author: Paola Antonelli

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870700132

Category: Architecture

Page: 223

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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.

Encyclopedia of Interior Design

Author: Joanna Banham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136787577

Category: Reference

Page: 1600

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Contemporary Western Design

Author: Thea Marx

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423609254

Category: House & Home

Page: N.A

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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.

The Less Is More Garden

Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard

Author: Susan Morrison

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469839X

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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“Gives homeowners solid ideas to help transform small gardens into a personalized, thoughtful, and unique destinations.” —Gardenista When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A smaller space requires fewer plants and less time to design, install, and maintain. The Less Is More Garden shows you how to take advantage of every square foot of space. Designer Susan Morrison offers savvy tips to match your landscape to your lifestyle, draws on years of experience to recommend smart plants with seasonal interest, and suggests hardscape materials to personalize your space. Inspiring photographs highlight a variety of inspiring small-space designs from around the country. With The Less Is More Garden, you’ll see how limited space can mean unlimited opportunities for gorgeous garden design.

Live-Work Planning and Design

Zero-Commute Housing

Author: Thomas Dolan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118144066

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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“Although the live-work concept is now accepted among progressive urban design and planning professionals, the specifics that define the term, and its application, remain sketchy. This encyclopedic work is sure to change that, providing the critical information that is needed by architects, planners and citizens.” -Peter Katz, Author, The New Urbanism, and Planning Director, Arlington County, Virginia Live-Work Planning and Design is the only comprehensive guide to the design and planning of live-work spaces for architects, designers, and urban planners. Readers will learn from built examples of live-work, both new construction and renovation, in a variety of locations. Urban planners, developers, and economic development staff will learn how various municipalities have developed and incorporated live-work within building codes and city plans. The author, whose pioneering website, www.live-work.com, has been guiding practitioners and users of live-work since 1998, is the United States' leading expert on the subject.

Paths and Walkways

Simple Projects, Contemporary Designs

Author: Hazel White,Matthew Plut

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811814294

Category: Gardening

Page: 118

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A necessary addition to all outdoor gardens, an easy-to-use guide to landscaping includes a variety of brick, gravel, grass, wood, and concrete paths and walkways, as well as such projects as a stepping-stone bridge and Mediterranean crazy paving. Original. IP.

Modern Clinic Design

Strategies for an Era of Change

Author: Christine Guzzo Vickery,Gary Nyberg,Douglas Whiteaker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118765060

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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Shift Clinic design to keep pace with the evolving healthcare industry Modern Clinic Design: Strategies for an Era of Change is a comprehensive guide to optimizing patient experience through the design of the built environment. Written by a team of veteran healthcare interior designers, architects, and engineers, this book addresses the impacts of evolving legislation, changing technologies, and emerging nontraditional clinic models on clinic design, and illustrates effective design strategies for any type of clinic. Readers will find innovative ideas about lean design, design for flexibility, and the use of mock–ups to prototype space plans within a clinic setting, and diagrammed examples including waiting rooms, registration desks, and exam rooms that demonstrate how these ideas are applied to real–world projects. Spurred on by recent healthcare legislation and new technological developments, clinics can now offer a greater variety of services in a greater variety of locations. Designers not only need to know the different requirements for each of these spaces, but also understand how certain design strategies affect the patient′s experience in the space. This book explores all aspects of clinic design, and describes how aesthetics and functionality can merge to provide a positive experience for patients, staff, and healthcare providers. Understand how recent industry developments impact facility design Learn how design strategies can help create a positive patient experience Examine emerging clinic models that are becoming increasingly prevalent Analyze the impact of technology on clinic design A well–designed clinic is essential for the well–being of the patients and health care providers that occupy the space every day. The healthcare industry is shifting, and the healthcare design industry must shift with it to continue producing spaces that are relevant to ever–evolving patient and worker needs. For complete guidance toward the role of design, Modern Clinic Design is a thorough, practical reference.

Change Your Space, Change Your Culture

How Engaging Workspaces Lead to Transformation and Growth

Author: Rex Miller,Mabel Casey,Mark Konchar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111893783X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The fastest, easiest way to shift culture toward engagement and productivity Change Your Space, Change Your Culture is a guide to transforming business by rethinking the workplace. Written by a team of trail-blazing leaders, this book reveals the secrets of companies that discovered the power of culture and space. This insightful guide reveals what companies lose by viewing office space as something to manage or minimize. With practical tips and implementation details, the book helps the reader see that the workspace is, in fact, a crucial driver of productivity and morale. Change Your Space, Change Your Culture was born out of recent studies that expose truly outrageous "Oh, my God" realities: More than 70 percent of the workforce either hates their job or they are just going through the motions. Half of all office space is wasted. Those shattering facts exist because office space is generally regarded as "overhead" or "sunk cost." Most buildings today clearly communicate the low priority placed on people-friendly design. Poor workforce engagement is baked into the culture. This book provides guidance on turning this around, by rethinking and reshaping space to align with the way people work. Specifically, this book moves from the high-altitude view down to the details on how to: Discover the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way to shift culture Add square footage by using space more effectively Boost employee engagement and vitality by the creative use of space Learn how space can become a powerful productivity tool We all know that design, space, and flow have a powerful effect on the human psyche. Our homes, museums, sports arenas, places of worship, and even airport terminals reveal that. Environment can inspire dread or enthusiasm, distraction or focus, collaboration or isolation. That's why the office must be designed to inspire the desired culture and workflow – if it's not properly designed, no program, training or rules will be effective over time. Change Your Space, Change Your Culture is the practical guide to office space, the foundation of an engaging culture.