Total Office Design

Total Office Design

50 Contemporary Workplaces

  1. Kerstin Zumstein
  2. Helen Parton
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  • ISBN 9780500515860
  • 22.90 x 20.80 cm
  • Hardback
  • 320pp
  • 489 Illustrations, 423 in colour
  • First published 2011
‘Plenty of original and thought-provoking ideas … an invaluable resource for anyone looking to create the workplace of today or tomorrow’ – FX Magazine
‘Inspiring and stimulating … creative, intelligent and witty design solutions delivering fun and sophisticated working environments’ – Building Design
‘A luxurious chronicle … combines detailed explanations with high-quality photography and plans, neatly balancing eye candy and serious analysis … Any interior designer or architect in need of inspiration should check it out’ – On Office

Workplaces needn’t be boring, expensive or harmful to the environment

With nearly 500 detailed illustrations, plans and photographs, this is the definitive professional, international resource for workplace design. From Selgas Cano’s semi-subterranean, tubular office in a forest near Madrid, to the ‘living skin’ of Harmonia 57 in São Paolo, this book brims with creative and intelligent ideas that every workplace designer needs to know.

Total Office Design sample spread

Architects and interior designers face unprecedented challenges when designing contemporary workplaces. Employers still want offices that will inspire staff and impress clients, but the brief must now allow for environmental requirements, constraints on resources and changes in how and when we work.

The book is organized into separate sections featuring small, medium and large projects, each one fully illustrated with photographs, drawings and plans. Details of the design team, budget and specification for each project appear in an extensive listings section.

Kerstin Zumstein is an editor and journalist specializing in design, architecture and travel. In 2006, she launched onoffice magazine, which has since become the leading office interior monthly. Established as an industry expert in architecture and design, she writes for a variety of titles, including Icon, GW and the 100% Design guide.
Helen Parton is a London-based design journalist and former features editor of onoffice magazine who specializes in design, interiors and the built environment. Her work has appeared in Grand Designs, FX and Mix Future Interiors, and she has completed projects for 100% Design and the Design Council.

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