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Planning Office Space tackles architectural concerns in offices design. The book is comprised of 37 chapters that are organized into 10 sections.
Section I covers the planning of the office space. Section II discusses the office shell, while Section III deals with the office interior. The book also deals with the economics of building offices, and then tackles the legal concerns in office planning. The office environment and facilities are discussed. The text also covers office space management and the future of office designs. The last section presents a guide to office design.
The text will be useful to architects and individuals who want to either commission or renovate an office.
1: Planning Office Space
The Principles of Office Design
Two Decades of Continuous Development
Some Notes on an Activity
2: The Office Shell
The Custom Designed Office Building
Methods of Measuring Space: The Shell
Shell and Core
Office Shells: A Comparison
3: The Office Interior
Bürolandschaft: A Science of Office Design
Bürolandschaft: An Appraisal
The Organization and the Shell
The Organization and the Scenery
Layout in Open Plan Offices
Methods of Measuring Space: The Scenery
4: The Economics of Building Offices
The Residual Method of Land Valuation
Office Building: Variations in Shape
5: The Law and Regulations
Legislation on the Quantity and Location of Development
Regulations Controlling the Office Shell
6: The Office Environment
Integrated Services for Office Buildings
Office Environment Checklist
7: Office Facilities
Entrances and Reception Areas
Conference and Meeting Facilities
Storage and Distribution
Automatic Data Processing
8: Managing Office Space
Moving into an Office
Management of Office Space
Three Older Office Buildings
9: A Possible Future
10: Design Guide
List of Authors
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- © Architectural Press 1976
- 1st July 1984
- Architectural Press
- eBook ISBN:
Director, Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, York University, UK.