1st Edition

Tomorrow's Office
Creating Effective and Humane Interiors

ISBN 9780419244004
Published June 4, 2000 by Taylor & Francis
208 Pages

USD $69.95

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Book Description

'A text which will be valuable for architects and clients...much of practical value...well illustrated...Buy the book if you are involved in office design; it will set you on the path.' Building Design Tomorrow's Office is an ideal sourcebook for architects, interior designers, and others concerned with office interiors and the provision of good workplace facilities. The author summarizes the changing context of office work and identifies the important issues that facilities managers must consider and resolve when handling major physical revisions in the workplace. Laid out in an easy-to-read format, well-chosen case studies exemplify effective design choices.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part One: Background. Part Two: Needs. Part Three: Technics. Appendices. Acknowledgements. References. Glossary and Acronyms. Index.

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'A text which will be valuable for architects and clients ...much of practical value...well illustrated...Buy the book if you are involved in office design; it will set you on the path.' Building Design

'A beautifully produced hardback that would grace the coffee table in any office, it has photographs and a layout that are a joy to see...The text is scholarship material, but witty and accessible.' Flexible Working

'Tommorow's Office tantalises by providing insights into the 'dilemmas' of office design...Santa Raymond and Roger Cunliffe preserve a successful balance between pictorial references, diagrammatic information and text...express a valid and important point of view...it gives useful insights to a potentially wide range of readers....facilities managers and organisational managers will be surprised at the major contribution that can be made by the design process.' The Architect's Journal

'The book offers an in-depth analysis of what offices are (or should be) about. It provides helpful rules of thumb and a run through of dilemmas (note, not problems) under each chapter heading.' Space Management

'Certainly, I would recommend picking up and simply dipping into this book whenever a Facilities Manager, Chief Executive, Architect or Space Planner is about to embark on any project necessitating changes in the physical workplace...This book clearly contributes much to the contention that the traditional non-thinking approach to office space planning is rapidly following the example set by the Brontosaruus and its contemporaries.' Premises and Facilities Management

'It's refreshing to pick up a book that really considers the people who have to use the office every day and, at the same time, manages to be extremely readable.' FX

'A pleasure to read...' Architectural Review

'The authors offer a fascinating snapshot of the successful office.' The Times

'Interior designers and architects with their eyes on new office developments will benefit from this Herman Miller sponsored overview of efficient ways to accommodate the needs of management and staff in the workplace where long-accepted methods are being swept away by electronic technology...Many diagrams and charts elucidate the points made in their text.' Interior

'Adds to the new change-management literature that is fast focussing on office design after years of critical neglect.' RSA Journal

'An excellent guidebook for all those involved in the design of office environments for the 21st century.' Journal of Property Research

'This is a 'must have' book...The copious illustrations throughout the book are inspirational...' Project