The nature of office spaces are tremendously different to the hegemonic grid of cubicles once the norm of any desk based business. One such space, completed at the beginning of the year is the Barbarian Group office in New York.
The designers recognised the redundancy of traditional office spaces and tools, looking at the need for dynamic, communal spaces that would encourage people to connect with one another. Architect Clive Wilkinson pondered on this, coming up with a serpentine desk that wraps around the 1860 square meter room.
Carrying the concept of connection as a fundamental trait, the desk offers 400 square metres of redefining work space, allowing employees to move between different environments whilst on the same medium. Built primarily from laser cut plywood, the surface raises over walkways and opens up to allow free flowing movement and interaction.
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Images: Michael Moran