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The Open Office


Contents SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION Preface Synopsis of my design Aims & Objectives

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SECTION 2: FINAL DESIGN

Final Design

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SECTION 4: INITIAL THOUGHTS AND RESEARCH SECTION 9: BIBLIOGRAPHY Creative Offices Coffee Shops Statistics and opinions Competitors & Comparions shipping containers Design Outlines

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Bibliography

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SECTION 10: APPENDICES

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Appendices

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SECTION 3: PRECEDENT STUDIES SECTION 5: DESIGN RESEARCH

Precedent Studies 1 Precedent Studies 2

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Toilet design Energy Efficient Office Culture The use of lighting

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SECTION 5: DESIGN RESEARCH 250 Word Design Description

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SECTION 7: DESIGN PROCESS First concept Floor Plan Sections

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SECTION 8: PRESENTATION BOARDS Presentation Boards

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Preface Creating a working environment to increase both productivity and creativity while being self-efficient and environmentally friendly.!

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Synopsis of my design The  design  is  built  around  crea2ng  a  new  environment  for  people  to  work  in,  taking  them  out  of  the  conven2onal  office  but  s2ll  giving  them  the  tools  to  do  there  work.   Crea2ng  a  space  that  is  built  as  a  coffee  house  rather  than  an  office,  but  making  sure  the  coffee  house  has  the  func2onality  of  a  working  environment.  Making  the   space  adaptable  and  transportable  so  it  can  be  moved  from  loca2on  to  loca2on  easily.

Aims & Objectives To create a new working environment that will be open to all companies rah tern then redesigning the office space of one company this will redesign the office culture.

! The design will be fit for purpose allowing working people to carry on with there work outside there own office but also giving them new inspiration and motivation. ! To use coffee and other stimulants as inspiration throughout the design process. ! Creating a space that will allow easy communication between all working professionals, this allowing for a more inspirational hub. ! To make sure the design is easy to build as well as eco friendly up cycling materials the design will be able to be built in the most unusually environments and spaces.

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The Open Office Final Design

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SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION


Conclusion Final Design !

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The Design it self is a bold and eye catching and was designed that way to draw people in. I feel that the design will meet the needs of creative people, student, teachers as well as construction works and more. It will create a new environment that is easy to set up maintain and run being 100% self-efficient. The open office allows people to sit at a desk and work hold meeting or to relax and enjoy a coffee. It wasn't designed to replace a conventional office but was designed to work with them giving smaller companies the option of having their own creative area for a small cost.

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The Design ! The design has taken influences from coffee shops, office interiors and adaptable spaces. Combining all three of thought elements has provided a new space that can change with every ones needs. Giving all the furniture with in the design its own personal space means everything with in the design can be hidden easily allowing for a more open floor space when needed. The office will be self-efficient using a combination of solar technology and clever water elements to provide both electricity and water facilities to the open office. The colors play and integral part with in the design using what is believed to be a creativity enhancing color in orange with a bold black makes the interior space striking as soon as you walk in the door. The open office will be made up of prefabricated shipping containers meaning the structure can be as large or small as individual companies or people need. Being prefabricated means that the open office can be set up in a matter of days rather then weeks cutting out construction cost and labor cost and as the structure is designed in principle to be a temporary unit it has taken all the relevant building regulation’s in to consideration such as the need for a toilet.

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The Office Environment ! The environment the open office will provide will be like no other. Infusing the coffee shop vibe and smell while being a fully functional workspace. The giving people the option is the key to this design whether it be if they want a stool, chair or bench to being if they want to showcase work on a large scale or hold a team meetings. From my research coffee shop environments provide a stimulating environment for people to work in so including elements that a coffee shop would normally have will give people the choice of working in a cramp coffee shop to a coffee shop environment that is built to be used as a conventional space to work.

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Final Thoughts !

Overall I believe that this design will prove to be a hit with people that like the idea of hot-desking but still don't want to.

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Precedent Studies

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Precedent Studies 1 Starbucks Coffee Shop, Seattle FIG 1

The Starbucks coffee brand is huge and soon joined a growing trend by using shipping containers as a forum of architecture. The coffee shop caters for people that want to sit in, sit outside or take away.It is made up of 4 shipping containers ranging from 40 feet to 20 feet in size with each one serving a purpose.

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MY OPINION The Starbucks coffee shop looks inviting and is lit well. The use of the shipping containers is clever and efficient being easy to transport. Its a similar theory to the previous precedent studies in that its an unusual structure that will encourage people in and by coming ip with a design that can come prefabricated the shipping containers would save more time and money when being constructed on site.

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Precedent Studies 2 Village Underground London FIG 1

TUBE STATION OFFICE: This office structure is based in London and made up of... Old Underground tube trains. The structure it self remains completely giving it a unique looks and feels in the heart of London. The interior has also kept hold of it tune past allowing for features such as the supporting post and floor as well as the conductors signs kept with in the deign. The office space is rented out per table and as it is placed on the roof of an office block gives people inspirational views. The draw back is to this design being that it gets extremely cold in the winter months and extremely hot in the summer months as it has not had an insulation improvements.

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MY OPION: I feel I can take inspiration from this deign keeping original features of unusual structures allows for a truly unique working environment to be formed as well as being a prefabricated unit it allows it to be easily transported if necessary. I feel insulation would need to be improved with in my design, as I want this environment to be comfortable to working in all year round. It may be difficult to get a truly functional office space with in an unusual space taking toilet facilities and personal space in to consideration.

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Precedent Studies Conclusion From my precedent studies I feel that using adaptable spaces with in small unit works well it becomes a more interesting space to work in. coffee shops are designed for comfort and I feel my design should follow a coffee shop design philosophy allowing for a comfortable space to work in. The use of shipping containers and how well they work and look pushes me towards using them in my own design, as they are easy to transport and place this will allow for a quick build time. Overall I believer there are may positives I can take from my precedent studies.

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Initial thoughts and research

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Creative Offices Adding a fun element FIG 1

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Creative office spaces have taken off with larger organizations such as Google and Facebook to name a few. They are designed to increase productivity and allow for a better way of life for there employees. These images show how Google has taken the conventions walls down in the office and added a fun element with in an office design. As this is proving to having a positive impact on employees I will look at how I can add a fun element with in my design.

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Coffee Shops Coffee shops that influenced my design FIG 1

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Coffee shop research Statistics and opinions The coffee shop environment is statically proven to boost creativity and over all work ethic.

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Not only is it the interior space but also the noise that comes with a coffee shop can prove to be another area that will boost your creativity. The noise can help you focus rather then the normal office environment coffee shops bring a more relaxing feel there is now a website call coffivity that boast to get 15,000 hits a day this website allows you to hear a coffee shop noise in your home and is there to help you work better. But why not take that further and allow working individuals to do work in an actual coffee shop?

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shipping containers

Purpose of my design

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The purpose of this design is to give working individuals a new environment to work and socialize. From my research I have found that hot design is becoming more popular and with this in mind the design will have to be a unique space for people to work in. Coffee house are a well-used space for busy individuals to relax or send a quick email but by creating a coffee house feel in a working environment will allow for better communication.

Shipping containers are normally used to carry martial by ship. Using them as a form of structure has taken off in recent years. The structure will need insulation fixture and fitting and electric and water mains hook ups. But using a shipping container means that the structure can be moved easily and effectively from one location to another. Using a 40ft container allows for a large enough footprints to be used as an office space. Because they are used to carry martial they can stack efficiently meaning adding a floor will be easier then a conventional build. Building regulation and authority is still a requirement and foundation will still need to be laid to make sure the building remains in tacit. FIG 2

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Design Outlines ! Interior spaces of a conventional office What will be included with in the open office

! Toilets - Unisex toilet that can also be used by people with disabilities. the toilet must meet all building regulations. !

The open office will have one toilet and will be paced at the back to allow for easy plumbing if needed. The toilet will meet all building regulations and will also be large enough to cater for a disabled toilet. The door will be 1.5 meters wide allowing for easy wheelchair access.

! Confectionary area – An area that allows people to make sandwiches or a hot/cold drink. !

The open office won’t contain a sink but it will contain a coffee/tea maker as well as mini fridge to store pre made sandwiches. The offices are designed to be used as a short-term space so no kitchen space is needed.

! Meeting room - A space where companies can hold staff meeting whether it be to display work or tell the staff what the next project is going to be. !

The open office will not have a designated meeting room but using adaptable furniture will allow for the interior space to meet every ones needs. Projector screens will be amiable of both floors allowing for two separate meeting to take place at once if necessary.

! Private office space - Normally used by directors or managers with in a company !

As the open office is designed to be used as a form of hot-desking there will be no private office space. The open office is built to allow people to communicate and catch ideas off complete strangers rather then being able to hide away. This will allow for a more social environment.

! Printing facilitates - Giving staff the option to print their work if necessary. !

The open office wont have any printing facilities as it will become a space to do work and then go back to there normal working office. The design will also allow for Wi-Fi technology meaning that work done with in the space can be sent off in to could storage or emailed straight to clients.

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Design Research

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Design Research Toilet design To make the design self-efficient and environmentally friendly it will have to include clever technology as well as simple design. The toilet will use features that would normally only be used as temporary solutions such as porter-loos

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Using a porter-loos will allow for the deign to not rely on being hooked up to a warmer mains it will mean that eh toilet will need to be cleaned out more regally depending on how many people are using the space at one time. I wouldn't be taking the full porter-loo feel only using the composting toilet and not the stricter this will mean that the toilet may not be plugged in to a water mains but will give the people the feeling of being in a standard toilet.

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The basin will use elements from a product called washstand. Washstand is a portable sink that needs no plumbing or power and is capable of providing 40 hot water washes. The was stand uses installation to keep a prefilled water tank hot for up to 8 hours wit h would be a standard days work.

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The toilet design was always going to have to use a water tank and using elements from the wash stand design such as a insulated water ranks means that hot water can be added to the design this I believe will allow for added comfort and a more pleasant ant experience.

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The design will be self efficient but I also think it is important not to rule out being hooked up to a water supply as the spa might become a permanent fixture. This is why the toilet will be placed at the back of the first floor allowing for easy aces but also taking pipes and electric cables in to consideration.

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Design Research Energy Efficient FIG 1

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Solar panels will be mounted to the roof of my design to provide electricity efficiently and environmentally friendly. Depending on how busy the office gets it could turn in to a money making space for companies by selling back unused energy to the national grid.

Design Research Building Regulations Building regulations are key to any design becoming reality with this in mind I have made sure that the open office meets all the building regulations required include a toilet facility that can be used my women men and people with disability’s. Also the actual structure will be classed as a temporary structured with the capability of turning in to a permanent structure. Meaning that if people have no obligations to the stricter it can be placed anywhere for up to two years it will moly be 5 meters high.

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Insulation is important within the design making sure that the office is a comfy able place to work no matter the season using a very thin insulation such as Eco thermal salt ions installations means that the structure can be insulated with out adding really thick walls.

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Design Research Office Culture Office work is the most comb working environment in the United Kingdom. The office culture has grown rapidly over the years with 25 % of Brits being based in an office.In the United Kingdom office work has grown in numbers and is now one of the most communally used, as work becomes computer based 25 % of the British workforce is now based in an office. The open office is designed to stip back the office designs we have all become use to and enhance creativity and productivity.

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Hot design has grown and many design ideas have been used to create a more functional clean working enrolment for people to hire. But with this they are all going back to the basic office structure of fitting as many people in to one space as possible. The open office is there to allow for open conversations with people you wouldn't ask for advice or inspiration form before.

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In the open office every convention that you would expect form a working environment is included but the unnecessary areas have been striped out this allows for a more multifunctional space and means it can be seen from the outside as being an enjoyable space rather then an stereotypical office space.

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Design Research The use of lighting The use of task lighting with in office interiors.

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Task lighting has become one of the most used lighting with in an office interior by increasing the lighting on a specific area such as desks. This allows for staff working in the office to have a personal light if they need it such as working on a computer. There are three variations of task lighting - Localized witch is average lighting, Freely adjustable task light such as desk lamps and finally asymmetric task lighting. All of these forms of tasking lighting are now commonly seen with in modern day offices interiors. There are draw backs to task lighting, as the lights are so personal ad only provide enough looms to light up personal desk space task lighting cant be used to light up large interior spaces.

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Lighting that will be used in my design.

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The open office will provide the means to meet every ones personal needs the main interior space will be lit up by using a series of spotlights, while the entire desk space will be designed with the idea that a desk lamp can fit on it computably. Natural light will play a key part with in my design trying to get as much natural day light in to the design as possible to reduce the reliance of using artificial light.

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250 Word Design Description The Open Office The open office is designed too meet the needs of creative people. The main structure will be made up of pre fabricated shipping containers allowing the structure to be based anywhere. This will be an open hot-desking office that takes influences from adaptable spaces coffee houses and office interiors. The design has taken evidential elements on board by being self-efficient using features such as solar panels to create electricity as well as a rain Sartre harvesting system. The main plumbing features such as the toilet and sink will be compost baste and use foot pumps. The design is built to give creative people a new environment to meet people and carry on working out of the office. But the open office will be extremely easy to transport and this means the open office can be used as temporary spaces for schools contraction sites and business new that need that extra space for certain projects. All elements of the design have been considered from using a creative color in orange as a base color to the chairs and tables being stored away with in the structure. This has created a large space witch can be full of people working on there projects as well as giving them the space for meeting and showcases.

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Design Process

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Design Process First concept My first concept idea was made up of six shipping containers allowing for a large floor space. There was 2 balcony floors each side of the space allowing for time away from the main floor. There was a brick center peace and the roof followed the line for the doorway cutting a glass structure through the heart of the design.

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I chose to move away form this design as it did not meet my aims and objectives it would not be easy to set up and finding floor space to hold 6 40ft shipping containers would be hard to come by I am gong to stick with the idea of making the structure out of shipping containers and keep with the color scheme of orange and black as I feel it catches the eye and lights up well with in the interior space.

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Final Design Floor Plan STAIRS LOCKERS

BEVERAGE AREA

FIRST FLOOR TOILET

STAIRS BEVERAGE AREA

SECOND FLOOR

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The First floor will contain enough space for 20 people to work comfortably at desk. There will be the option of having a stool, chair or bench as well as lockers to lock up personal belongings. There will be a toilet at the back of the first floor designed to be a unisex and with easy access for people with disabilities. There is a confection area where people can make a hot/cold drink and store pre made sandwiches or other food.

The second floor will contain enough space for 24 people to work comfortably at desk. There will be the option of having a stool, chair or bench as well as lockers to lock up personal belongings. There will be the option of bulling down a projection screen at the backend of the second floor. There will also be a confection area where people can make a hot/cold drink and store pre made sandwiches or other food.

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Final Design Sections SECOND FLOOR

The Exterior will have living walls placed between the gaps in the shipping container making the structure more pleasing to the eye while also adding extra insulation to the units. There will be 12 solar panels placed on the roof of the second story placed in the direction of the sun. These will provide all the electricity to the open office. A number of windows will put cut out in the shipping containers allowing as much natural daylight in to the space as possible.

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The interior space will be made up of two floors made up of a base color of orange and with bold black fixtures and fittings. There will be 2 plug sockets at every table point allowing for two people to work comfortably at every table with there laptop. On the first floor there will be a toilet facility unisex and large enough to meet building regulations. The furniture will all be able to be hidden away with in the walls of the structure making the space multifunctional.

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Final Design Sections ELEVATION

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looking towards the back of the open office

looking towards the front of the open office

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The Open Office Presentation Boards

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Bibliography References Bibliography http://www.residentialshippingcontainerprimer.com/action%20it http://www.leicesterbusinesswomen.co.uk/news/749--tip-of-the-week-what-is-hot-desking-.html http://www.businessinsider.com.au/hot-desking-is-a-big-trend-heres-why-a-lot-of-people-hate-it-2013-4 http://cdn.inthralld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Washington-Starbucks-Coffee-Location-Built-From-Recycled-Shipping-Containers.jpg http://villageunderground.co.uk

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Bibliography Image References Page 12 images FIG 1 Description: Perspective view Available from: http://cdn.inthralld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Washington-Starbucks-Coffee-Location-Built-From-Recycled-Shipping-Containers.jpg FIG 2 Description: frontview Available from: http://cdn.inthralld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Washington-Starbucks-Coffee-Location-Built-From-Recycled-Shipping-Containers.jpg FIG 3 Description: looking at the take out section Available from: http://cdn.inthralld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Washington-Starbucks-Coffee-Location-Built-From-Recycled-Shipping-Containers.jpg

Page 13 images FIG 1 Description: looking down one of the tubes Available from: http://designdodo.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/village-underground-carriage.jpg FIG 2 Description: looking down another tube with wooden floor Available from: http://villageunderground.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/800x800s/colimgs/carriage_1.jpg FIG 3 Description: looking up form outside the tubes Available from: http://villageunderground.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/800x800s/colimgs/IMG_0050_1.jpg

Page 15 images FIG 1 Description: looking down at a meeting area in google office Available from: http://www.shoreditch-officespace.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Google-Office-Dublin.jpeg FIG 2 Description: man sitting in a hammock in google office Available from: http://www.btoffice.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/google_office_img3.jpg FIG 3 Description: quite pods in google office Available from: http://creativecouples.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Creative-Office-2.jpg

Page 17 images FIG 1 Description: Cream interior coffee shop Available from: http://dzinetrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Innarch-Don-Cafe-House-kosova-03-480x316.jpg FIG 2 Description: wooden framed starbucks Available from: http://vi.sualize.us/kk_05_creative_japanese_starbucks_coffee_shop_tokyo_kengo_kuma_japan_interiors_design_cafes_architecture_picture_vxke.html FIG 3 Description: vingtage coffee shop Available from: http://gocadd.com/creative-office-design-presents-relaxing-atmosphere/rustic-bar-design-used-wooden-material-for-furniture-and-interior-design-ideas-in-creative-office-design-interior-room/ FIG 4 Description: looking down dark airy coffee shop Available from: http://www.b3designers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Origo-Coffee-Shop-by-Lama-Arhitectura-Bucharest-03.jpg FIG 5 Description: looking towards a book case coffee shop Available from: http://www.vangviet.com/wp-content/uploads/pretty-cafe-shop-design-library-style.jpg FIG 6 Description: looking down towards tiled floor Available from: http://www.modernbirdstudios.com/blog//wp-content/uploads/2011/02/SH3-300x199.jpg FIG 7 Description: looking towards men on the macs Available from: http://images.wookmark.com/237120_interior.jpg FIG 8 Description: cubic coffee shop seating Available from: http://www.buzzat.com/images/full/2014/01/13/related-posts-creative-coffee-shop-decorating-interior-design-Decor-ideas-for-a-coffee-shop4.jpg

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Bibliography Image References Page 18 images FIG 1 Description: graphs and statistics charts Available from: http://www.imgrind.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/cofee-work.jpg

!Page 19 images !FIG 1 Description: looking towards a porter cabin

Available from: http://cloud3.wsbcdn.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/stockboxexterior.jpg FIG 2 Description: wooden framed starbucks interior Available from: http://sweetydesign.com/media/k2/items/cache/7884581148e30ccb73a24dfa45b62e09_XL.jpg

Page 20 images FIG 1 Description: Shipping container showing dimensions Available from: http://designdodo.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/village-underground-carriage.jpg FIG 2 Description: detailed drawings of a shipping container Available from: http://villageunderground.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/800x800s/colimgs/carriage_1.jpg

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FIG 1 Description: washbasin Available from: http://www.tealwash.com/shop/washstand/ FIG 2 Description: porterloo Available from: http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/2674/170portaloowhydiditaketjo7.jpg

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FIG 1 Description: Solar panles Available from: http://info.renesola.com/blog/images/content/solar-panels_-SpaceKris-.jpg FIG 2 Description: image showing how solar panles work Available from: http://www.solarpanels-canada.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/solarpanelscanadaexplained.jpg

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Available from: http://www.greenspirationhome.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/heronledandlaptop.jpg FIG 2 Description: people working at a desk Available from: http://archive.luxmagazine.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/DPA-Vodafone.jpg FIG 3 Description: lamp and book Available from: http://www.harrogateinteriors.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/600x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/c/o/contardi-flexiledclamp_large1.jpg

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The Open Office 5 pages to go in to the RSA competition

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Competitors & Comparions Hot-desking is only just starting to take off with in the United Kingdom but I believe that my design will be able to provide more of a new environment rather then just a desk that they can rent. There are more competition then just hot-desking facilities such as portable cabins and coffee shops. FIG 1

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Cabins have been used for years at car parks and construction sites giving people a temporary shelter. They have generators to give them power and are easy to transport. The negatives to these being that they are dull to look at and quite depressing to work in. They are not normally used congenitally as office space but are in a competition aspect they get used on construction sites and some time schools and university when they need space quick. These are all areas that my design will be aiming at.

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Coffee shops are becoming more and more popular with people to do their office work in. The coffee shop vibe and look gives a more comfortable space for people to work in if they normally work at home or if they just want to get out the office. The environment of the space is perfect but the functionality isn’t, as they could never replicate a conventional office they could not present work or have team meetings. But the design aspect is a route my design will be heading down.

Locations The location for the open office is very broad. Creating a structure that can easily be transported and built was a key element while designing it. This was designed to create a solution to people needed more space. The locations can range from schools, colleges and university’s to major corporations small business and public services. Elements with in the design such as the furniture where al designed with this philosophy of being easy to transport in mind with the furniture being stored safely and securely with in the walls of the structure and all the glass been coved u safely by the original structure. This not only allows it to be located anywhere but also makes it safe and easy to put together.

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Precedent Studies 2 Village Underground London FIG 1

TUBE STATION OFFICE: This office structure is based in London and made up of... Old Underground tube trains. The structure it self remains completely giving it a unique looks and feels in the heart of London. The interior has also kept hold of it tune past allowing for features such as the supporting post and floor as well as the conductors signs kept with in the deign. The office space is rented out per table and as it is placed on the roof of an office block gives people inspirational views. The draw back is to this design being that it gets extremely cold in the winter months and extremely hot in the summer months as it has not had an insulation improvements.

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MY OPION: I feel I can take inspiration from this deign keeping original features of unusual structures allows for a truly unique working environment to be formed as well as being a prefabricated unit it allows it to be easily transported if necessary. I feel insulation would need to be improved with in my design, as I want this environment to be comfortable to working in all year round. It may be difficult to get a truly functional office space with in an unusual space taking toilet facilities and personal space in to consideration.

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Design Process First concept My first concept idea was made up of six shipping containers allowing for a large floor space. There was 2 balcony floors each side of the space allowing for time away from the main floor. There was a brick center peace and the roof followed the line for the doorway cutting a glass structure through the heart of the design.

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I chose to move away form this design as it did not meet my aims and objectives it would not be easy to set up and finding floor space to hold 6 40ft shipping containers would be hard to come by I am gong to stick with the idea of making the structure out of shipping containers and keep with the color scheme of orange and black as I feel it catches the eye and lights up well with in the interior space.

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Final Design Floor Plan STAIRS LOCKERS

BEVERAGE AREA

FIRST FLOOR TOILET

STAIRS BEVERAGE AREA

SECOND FLOOR

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The First floor will contain enough space for 20 people to work comfortably at desk. There will be the option of having a stool, chair or bench as well as lockers to lock up personal belongings. There will be a toilet at the back of the first floor designed to be a unisex and with easy access for people with disabilities. There is a confection area where people can make a hot/cold drink and store pre made sandwiches or other food.

The second floor will contain enough space for 24 people to work comfortably at desk. There will be the option of having a stool, chair or bench as well as lockers to lock up personal belongings. There will be the option of bulling down a projection screen at the backend of the second floor. There will also be a confection area where people can make a hot/cold drink and store pre made sandwiches or other food.

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Final Design Sections SECOND FLOOR

The Exterior will have living walls placed between the gaps in the shipping container making the structure more pleasing to the eye while also adding extra insulation to the units. There will be 12 solar panels placed on the roof of the second story placed in the direction of the sun. These will provide all the electricity to the open office. A number of windows will put cut out in the shipping containers allowing as much natural daylight in to the space as possible.

FIRST FLOOR

SECOND FLOOR

FIRST FLOOR

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The interior space will be made up of two floors made up of a base color of orange and with bold black fixtures and fittings. There will be 2 plug sockets at every table point allowing for two people to work comfortably at every table with there laptop. On the first floor there will be a toilet facility unisex and large enough to meet building regulations. The furniture will all be able to be hidden away with in the walls of the structure making the space multifunctional.

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The Open Office Business case

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A new working environments that increase’s both productivity and creativity, while being self-efficient and environmentally friendly. The open office is designed to bridge the gap between people working at home and in every day offices.

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Offices are flooded with people and hot-desking this has caused hot design to take off. The open office is the next step in the evaluation of office spaces. The design create a better working environment for people to work in whit out the hassle of having to book or pay rent. The idea being that the company buys the open office and places it on site or another location where a large percentage of there workers live. The Open office will not jet be classed as an office space but also as a cafe. This is down to research showing that people find coffee shop environment a more stimulating environment to work in.

! The structure !

The design will be built in a 40ft shipping contain. This is environmentally friendly by up cycling materials that would no longer have a purpose. The structures are already strong and easy to stack meaning the space can be as large or small as you need it to be.

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Prefabricating the shipping containers to the companies needs. Prefabricating also allows for a a quicker turn around in construction and installation meaning that the office can be moved as quick as it is placed and reused keeping the environmental element in mind.

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The open office can be as large or small as you need. Having two stories or one or even three allows freedom to companies to explore there workers needs.

! ! Environmentally friendly !

The open office will be a self efficient container with the electricity provided by solar planed placed on the roof and porter loos being used with in the toilet area this means that the structure it self wont cost a coma pint a penny more after they have purchased it.

! what the open office will contain !

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desk space for up to 48 people at a time Meeting space upstairs or downstairs food and drink areas 1 toilet placed on the first floor suitable for men and women as well as people with disabilities.

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Benjamin Lawson RSA Design Report  
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