Employees with a higher Work Place Innovation have an inovation index of 4.0 or higher out of 5.0 - Gensler Engaged employees result in 6% higher net profit margins.
- Perkins + Will Only 30-40% of employees with assigned desks are actually using them
70% of workers today say they waste up to 15 minutes just looking for a space to meet and 24% waste up to half an hour. - Steelcase 72% of those who use coworking spaces were forecasting an increase in their income.
Companies with disengaged employees experience 30- 50% higher turnover rates. - HOK Financial losses due to absenteesim account for 4% of operation costs.
- Harvard Business Review
- World Green Building Council
Consider that any space or affordance thatâ€™s more than 50 feet away from the workspace will typically not get used.
A 2 to 5% increase in staff performance can cover the total cost of providing for their workplace accommodation. - Charted Association of Building Engineers
Polls reveal that 70% of employees are either disengaged or willing to sabotage workplace productivity. - Gallup Innovative companies are 5X more likely to have workplaces that prioritize both individual and group workspace. - Gensler 85% of people feel that the design of their workplace is important, but only about 53% believe their current workplace allows them to work productively. - Perkins+Will
Research by the Numbers
Rigidity Travel Path Geometry
Physical Environement As Art
Images that inspired the concept and design
At Next the spaces system components have the ability to be reconfigured allowing them to be used by various employees for different purposes and serve different functions. No space has a clearl function, instead the employee creates the function when they walk in.
At Next the employees will have the ability to find the right space for their personality. Introverts, extroverts, those just looking for a quiet space or those who want to have fun all can find their spot in the office due to the versatile nature.
At Next, just like the shipping containers, employees come from different parts of the world, each bringing a unique perspective based on their experience. The space is designed with inclusive design in mind allowing them to feel comfortable wherever they are.
It has been used for its physical aesthetic in the design of many offices, as an artistic piece as well as an architectural piece. At, Next the design will use the container symbolically as a metaphor not as a physical element.
Dissecting the Symbolism of the Shipping Container
The Identity of Next
Next draws inspiration from the versatility of the shipping containers and how they have stood the test of time by being repurposed as contemporary elements. This design will preserve modernity, tell a story and foresee the future of the workplace. There will be a purpose to repurpose by giving meaning to new elements and having interchangeable spaces. The versatility of Next will be represented throughout the physical spaces as well as through their purpose and the meaning the employees give to these spaces.
Public Individual or Small Group Ad Hoc Open Auditory Privacy Respit Generative Evaluative
Small Group or Large Group Ad Hoc Open Collaborative Generative Little Visual or Auditory Control
Together Individual Semi-Closed or Closed Visual & Auditory Privacy Generative Respit Seclusion Relax & Task
Small Group or Large Group Scheduled Closed Collaborative Informative Generative Evaluative
Using the Steelcase Framework to create a Palette of Space
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She comes in every morning at 8 a.m. and checks in with the secretary for mail or messages. Picks up her desk for the day and settels in. She gets together with her team at the media:scape area. Currently she is leading an educational project in Santa Monica.
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After the meeting she has to work on the project budget. She needs a quiet space to do it therefor has reserved a private office. Before lunch Kristen has to use the motherâ€™s room. She grabs some lunch with a few of her co-workers while replying to some e-mails on her laptop.
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Right after lunch Kristen meets with some of the junior designers to approve some finishes before the meeting with the clients.
Kristen is a 34 year old Interior Designer that started working at Next two years ago. She recently got promoted to director of design. Kristen is back from he maternal leave and is currently very busy with a number of projects. Here is a day in Kristenâ€™s life:
The clients come into the Large Conference Room for a design development update. They also conference in with headquarters of the company for the meeting.
After the meeting and before the end of the day the team gathers at the pin up space to discuss some design solutions from the meeting feedback.
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PIN UP 1 PRIVATE OFFICE PRIVATE OFFICE PRIVATE OFFICE PHONE RM.1
MED. CONF. RM.
MOTHERS RM. GENDER NETURAL BATHOOM
10 RESOURCE ROOM 11 RECEPTION 12 WORK CAFE
13 MATERIALS LIBRARY
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14 LARGE CONF. RM. 15 SMALL CONF. RM 16 PHONE RM.2 17 PIN UP 2 18 QUIET OPEN OFFICES
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MODEL SHOP V.R./B.I.M./THEATRE MEZANINE CAFE
Main Level and Mezzanine
Modular Arts Panel
In the Reception, you get the first impression of Next. The architectural elements lead you to the space through their movement and the textures add rigidity to the space while still preserving a friendly environment through light piercing through.
Less Than Five
In the Work Cafe you can grab lunch with your co-workers,have a small team meeting or use it to do individual work. This space has a very easy going nature that allows the emplyees to be themselves.
Enea Lottus Table
Enea Lottus Armless Chair
Ornamenta Mix Match Tile
On the other side of the Work Cafe the enclave offers a more personal space for co-workers to gather in. Creating variety within the Work Cafe itself add to the palette of space that exists in Next.
Reflected Ceiling Plan for Work Cafe
Elective Elements Lockers
Series 7 Desking
In the Open Office employees come in and pick where they sit each morning ,but also teams have the ability to reserve the 6 desk modules when they need to collaborate. Creativity can happen on their desks, by gathering in the media:scape or by drawing on the writable surface lockers.
Custom Ceiling Element
Reflected Ceiling Plan for Large Open Office
Enea Lottus Table
Enea Lottus Armless Chair
The Mezzanine is also the community zone. Here, Next employees have a chance to play, garden or do some work in a high energy area. This space is meant to encourage employee relationships as well establish a sense of community in the workplace.
In the Materials Library the designers can individually search the filing cabinets for their finishes, meet with the materials representatives in the medica:scape meeting area all while taking advantage of the L.A. views and daylight.