Good Office Design

1st Edition

David Littlefield

RIBA Publishing
Published October 30, 2009
Reference - 160 Pages
ISBN 9781859463284 - CAT# Y146294

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Summary

This book examines the trends and innovations at the cutting edge of office design in the UK today. Selected from British Council for Offices Award winners since 2002 and interpreting empirical analyses by Davis Langdon, the varied and stunningly illustrated case studies presented here demonstrate the latest thinking from the world of workplace design. Taken together, they offer insight and inspiration for architects, developers, clients and anyone interested in getting the very best out of places of work.

Written by the distinguished author and journalist David Littlefield, the text is sharp and authoritative, and complemented by colour photographs, floor plans, elevations and detail drawings. The chapters are organised into salient topics the Workplace, Location, Structure, Cost and Sustainability but along the way take account of numerous critical issues such as light levels and staff amenities. A wide-ranging end chapter, written by Jeremy Myerson and Paul Warner, knits together contemporary socio-cultural influences to imagine the future of the office.

Good Office Design is a treasure trove of ideas, shedding light on current best practice ina sector where matching the needs of business with the needs of staff is increasingly important for commercial or organisational success.

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