Working café, business club or open-space,
group or cubicle office - the range of differ-
ent offi ce workspaces is increasing with the growing percentage of office work in our modern service society. Due to the rapid pace of development in communication tech-
nologies, the private and working spheres are merging into each other more and more, and work and the workplace are attaining an en-
tirely new status in the life of each individual and in society. Work is taking up an ever larg-
er part of our lives, and more and more peo-
ple are defi ning themselves through their work. That's why the topic of working worlds and workplace design is being assigned an ever more important role in our society.
How does architecture react to these devel-opments? Does it need to react at all? What role do façades, building technology, interior design and furniture play? How will we work in the future? Will fi xed workplaces become obsolete - or quite the opposite? What effect do modern methods and means of communi-
cation have? To what extent does sustaina-
bility play a role in day-to-day offi ce life?
Best of OFFICE bundles the highlights from DETAIL and DETAILgreen on the topic of of-
fi ce and administrative architecture. The publication addresses discussions of princi-
ples and offers a theoretical basis with an extensive index of works as well as a great deal of inspiration and constructive exam-
ples of solutions.
About the Author
Christian Schittich, Chefredakteur DETAIL, München.
Christian Schittich,editor-in-chief DETAIL, Munich.