Document Type

Article

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Architectural design, 6.5 OTHER HUMANITIES

Publication Details

Published in: DIT Level 3, Issue 12 - March 2015
http://level3.dit.ie/index.html

Abstract

This paper looks at the design of open-plan offices, particularly in relation to the impact ofspatial design on different work-modes. It briefly examines the history of the open plan office, lookingat how today’s typical open-plan workplace has evolved. It considers how workplaces can besuccessfully designed to facilitate the seemingly conflicting requirements of supporting both collaboration and concentration