Planning Office Space

Planning Office Space

1st Edition - July 1, 1984

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  • Editors: Francis Duffy, Colin Cave, John Worthington
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483103266

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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.

Table of Contents

  • 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

    Building Finance

    The Residual Method of Land Valuation

    Office Building: Variations in Shape

    Scenery Costs

    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

    Acoustic Factors

    Thermal Factors

    Office Environment Checklist

    7: Office Facilities

    Entrances and Reception Areas

    Conference and Meeting Facilities

    Storage and Distribution


    Hygiene Facilities

    Automatic Data Processing

    8: Managing Office Space

    Office Furniture

    Moving into an Office

    Management of Office Space

    Three Older Office Buildings

    9: A Possible Future

    New Projects

    New Directions

    10: Design Guide

    Design Guide


    List of Authors


Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Architectural Press 1984
  • Published: July 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Architectural Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483103266

About the Editors

Francis Duffy

Affiliations and Expertise


Colin Cave

John Worthington

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, York University, UK.

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