In Detail, Work Environments: Spatial concepts, Usage Strategies, Communications


  • By Christian Schittich (Editor)
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Birkhauser (13 October 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9783034607247
  • ISBN-13: 9783034607247
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 1.9 x 30.5 cm

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The requirements confronting our workplaces have recently undergone a dramatic transformation. Constantly shifting workspace populations and varying uses of workspace call for flexible spatial structures, and so do new professions and innovative working methods. The plannung of workspaces is influenced by the digitalization of our storage media as well as by new materials and building technologies. And yet for all the importance of flexibility and technology, the ultimate focus isstill on human beings. How, then can the multilayered concepts of indoor climate, lighting, acoustics, and ergonomics be reconciled with spatial structures that lend themselves to a variety of uses? In keeping with the typological approach of the series, this volume of the series In Detail presents the various work environments organized according to use. The focus throughout is on the successful interplay between technical standards, organizational structures, and human needs.

About the Author

Christian Schittich Born 1956 Studied architecture at Munich University of Technology; followed by seven years of practical experience, journalistic work; since 1991: editorial staff of DETAIL, magazine for architecture and architectural details; editor since 1992, editor-in-chief since 1998; Author and publisher of numerous specialist publications and articles.