Layouts

dsOffice layout differ from one company to another and this mostly due to elements such as , size , the amount of workers and different objectives.

In “the 21st Century” by Myers and Ross state that the layout is the most important part when designing an office , a balanced layout with good attention to detail gives a better end result thus a successful design.

With new technologies , some office spaces are becoming outdated due to use of less needed furniture. The designers state that:

 

Office Layouts:

Every office might vary from one to another.

Different floor space and outcomes.

Cellular ,Open plan, Narrative, Nodal ,Neighbourly & Nomadic

 

Open Plan:

Cheap to Run.
Easy to move around.
Less telephone calls more face to face interaction. Supervision.

 

 

Cellular office:

Expensive to run

 more face to face interaction.

might feel isolated.

 

Narrative Office:

 

Cheap to Run.
Easy to move around.

Office as brand experience.

Less telephone

 

Neighbourly:

Cheap to Run.
Easy to move around.

Open plan and Nodal office combination.

Less telephone calls more face to face interaction.

Sense of adventure.

 

Nomadic Office:

Cheap to Run.
Easy to move around.

All the pessary needs to totally live in.

Less telephone calls more face to face interaction.

Blurs the line between home and office.

Supervision.

Sense of belongingness and attachment.

 

Reference list :

  • Myers, J,Ross, f, 2003. Twenty-first Century Office. 1st ed. New York : Rizzoli.

 

 

 

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