The classic office was already declared dead, but is now experiencing a renaissance. Non-territorial office solutions didn’t become as successful as anticipated. The home office model currently meets its limits as well. Working in teams is gaining importance and demands respective places. In addition, offices are witnessing changes in workflows. Flexibility and spatial solutions that foster the communication between employees are increasingly in demand. Spontaneous informal meetings that stimulate the exchange of ideas and strengthen the team spirit are in the focus of attention, as Roland Pawlitschko concludes in his article.
This edition of DETAIL inside presents individually designed office concepts that are tailored to their respective users in terms of both layout and outfitting. A »co-working space« for three small businesses in Barcelona is zoned by shining yellow boxes arranged at an angle and serving as rooms for meeting and privacy. A stylized tartan track carpet in lawn green defines the spaces of a football app developer. In Dartford in England a giant piece of spatial furniture connects the two levels of an administrative office. It creates individual workplaces, but most of all dramatizes the way you access the space: the entire office becomes an extraordinarily vivid work environment.