The Office

A very interesting article by Edwin Heathcote on the changing culture of the office, if you have a subscription (see below).

When we were planning the offices for Burlington Gardens, we used Jeremy Myerson, the co-author of one of the books, as a consultant. The general move was away from private space towards public, communal space with places for people to meet and discuss and work together. But I am not convinced that everyone relishes being in a compulsory community which could be why people prefer being on a laptop at home, freely able to think without interruptions.

My first office was in X block next to the car park in Christ’s College, Cambridge and I was encouraged to buy a gigantic sofa. It had a small garden outside and I look back on it with nostalgia.

Offices from the past help us imagine the workspaces of the future – via @FT


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