The contemporary workplace has derived from successive compression and decompression. First, there was the hierarchical Taylorist office. Then came the rational, well-lit and organised space with individual cubicles. A return to the open landscape office came later, with free layouts shrouded in vegetation – the forerunner of the dematerialisation of the workplace. Today, we are in a far more fluid state that envisages the specialisation of space and brand expression: diversity and identity. The workplace should not only encompass tasks like individual and group work, but also those involving learning and socialising.
A Better Place to Work is the first volume of the WORKFORCE series, dedicated to the design of workspaces.
160 pages, ills colour & bw / 24 x 32 cm / English, Spanish