Collaborative spaces have been hailed as either the solution to the 21st century’s culture of overwork and a broken housing market, or as an unworkable and impractical aspiration. Designing for such spaces has its particular challenges and considerations. How can you deliver on togetherness, enabling collaboration, connectivity and social interaction, while achieving quiet and healthy workspaces for individuals?
A practical and inspirational design guide, this book draws on Naomi Cleaver’s own experience as a designer, as well as the work of other experts. Showcasing a huge range of collaborative spaces, it depicts workable design solutions that have been implemented internationally. Featuring detailed and highly illustrated case studies across co-living and co-working typologies, it takes in new builds and conversions of various sizes in a full range of settings. It concludes with a best practice toolkit that provides valuable advice and lessons for designers working at any scale.
Case studies include:
• The Project at Hoxton, London
• Outpost, Bali
• Humanitas Deventer, The Netherlands