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Total Office Design: 50 Contemporary Workplaces 

by Kerstin Zumstein  (Author), Helen Parton  (Author)

Featuring 50 cutting-edge projects from around the world, this international survey of workplace design is the ultimate resource for anyone creating the workplace of today or tomorrow. Abundantly illustrated with plans and photographs throughout, the book is divided into three colour-coded sections.

Part 1 showcases low-cost workplaces created for small companies.

Part 2 is a collection of medium-sized projects, all of which place a strong emphasis on environmental sensitivity and getting the most from a restricted budget.

Part 3 is a selection of offices designed for large companies; here too the aim is to be as eco-friendly as possible, as well as to provide spaces that promote productivity, creativity and enhanced interaction between employees.

The projects in each section are located across the globe. From Selgas Cano’s semi-subterranean, tubular office in a forest near Madrid, to the ‘living skin’ of Harmonia 57 in São Paolo, each project proves that our workplaces needn’t be boring, expensive or harmful to the environment.

Learn more about the Total Office Design book and purchase it here: Amazon

Future Office: Next-generation workplace design Hardcover – 3 April 2019

by Nicola Gillen (Author)

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. 

 Learn more about the Future Office book and purchase it here: Amazon

Third Spaces

Sydney based Third Spaces create unique co-working eco-spaces.

The Blog Chicks team are excited at the work of Third Spaces who create urban villages that are inclusive eco-systems designed with the focus of people’s quality of life to stimulate positive feelings and enable all experiencing it to thrive.

Tony Sambell, Founder of Third Spaces said this when interviewed, “We are proud to be a creator and co-operator of urban villages. Combining forces with well-established industry leaders in health clubs, co-working spaces, childcare centres, healthy eating cafes, and more. We create spaces in a way that inspires people to experience the sense of belonging to live their best life.”

The advent of co-working spaces, also known as serviced office providers or flexible work spaces, has been explosive in their emergence across the globe over recent years. Third Spaces are taking these flexible office concepts to the ‘next level’ with the inclusion of a full service holistic gym and child care facilities, as well as a healthy café and yoga, functional training and mindfulness studios. Something for everyone to compliment and feel inclusive with their work space. Giving people maximum opportunity to choose better for themselves and their lifestyle. People can also enjoy the commuting time savings of these life and work services being co-located and operated together, as one, contributing to an enhanced work-life balance.

“We are delighted with the positive response we have received from building owners and developers alike. They see that there is nothing currently like the quality of provider or array of facilities as we offer. They also like our ability to create a custom offering to meet their locations specific needs” said Tony Sambell.

To learn more about Third Spaces, visit their website here: www.thirdspaces.net