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Future Office: Next-generation workplace design

Author/EditorGillen, Nicola (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859468456
Pub Date03/04/2019
BindingHardback
Pages176
Dimensions (mm)215(h) * 196(w)
$65.62
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Availability: 453 In Stock
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The office is dead. Long live the office. Despite decades of predictions that the office is on the verge of extinction, it is surviving and thriving. Of course things are changing. And changing fast. Digital technologies are transforming not only the work we do, but also the ways our workplaces are designed, built and operated. Automation and AI mean that some jobs will no longer exist whilst others will be created.

But the very essence of the workplace — human interaction and collaboration, remains as necessary as ever. In fact, it is the human focus that is driving this new age, with four generations now in the workplace together for the first time.

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book discusses the impacts of these changes on the future of work and workplace. The latest technologies are also explored from voice and digital twins, to new materials such as graphene and battery-powered buildings.

The book looks at what this means for the design process, the role of the architect and physical place itself in the future, and provides a practical guide to help architects, designers, developers, clients and occupiers create office spaces that promote wellbeing, innovation and growth.

The office is dead. Long live the office. Despite decades of predictions that the office is on the verge of extinction, it is surviving and thriving. Of course things are changing. And changing fast. Digital technologies are transforming not only the work we do, but also the ways our workplaces are designed, built and operated. Automation and AI mean that some jobs will no longer exist whilst others will be created.

But the very essence of the workplace — human interaction and collaboration, remains as necessary as ever. In fact, it is the human focus that is driving this new age, with four generations now in the workplace together for the first time.

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book discusses the impacts of these changes on the future of work and workplace. The latest technologies are also explored from voice and digital twins, to new materials such as graphene and battery-powered buildings.

The book looks at what this means for the design process, the role of the architect and physical place itself in the future, and provides a practical guide to help architects, designers, developers, clients and occupiers create office spaces that promote wellbeing, innovation and growth.

Nicola Gillen is Director and Global Practice Lead for Strategy Plus at AECOM. An architect with a business degree, Nicola specialises in the relationship between behaviour and the built environment along with navigating the different demands of architect, design team, developer, client and occupier, and leads on the future of work and offices for AECOM globally. She regularly publishes and speaks at conferences.

Introduction Part I: Buildings 1. A place in time: office typologies 2. Fit for the future: sustainability and adaptive buildings Part II: Technology 3. The changing nature of technology and its impacts on office buildings 4. Digital transformation and big data Part III: People 5. Wellbeing 6. Research-led design 7. Workplace as a catalyst for behaviour change Part IV: Delivery 8. Energy, materiality and specification 9. Design leadership in procurement 10. The future of design practice 11. Conclusions: fast-forward to the future

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