No architectural genre has changed more radically than that of the office and the workplace. Organizations have become less hierarchical. Creativity and a rapid, effective response to market developments both call for a flexible, horizontal organization. People are more aware than ever that workplace design contributes to the quality of the work done and the functioning of the organization.
Archidea 55 is a special edition about "office spaces" and features interviews with Verda Alexander & Primo Orpilla, Piuarch and Clive Wilkinson.
本期杂志将焦点访谈建筑师安德烈·雅克 ( Andrés Jaque ) 关于办公室的政治改革。他认为：“建筑师不能定义社会，但他们可以创造条件，使人们能够调整对彼此的态度。 这就是为什么我们尝试打破传统的封闭空间，并建议使用空间的替代方式，建立全新的融合与关联性。
施礼华·德·丘尔蒂查加（Josémaria de Churtichaga）：“我始终将自己想要实现的氛围环境或体验条件的想法放在首位。对我而言，外观是次要的。它基本上是内部布局的结果。在内部布局方面，你几乎可以完全掌控。设计外观会受限于你在内部布局方面所定义的某种‘生物’。”
美杜莎集团（Medusa Group）的卢卡斯·萨加拉（Lukasz Zagala）并不接受“坦途”。“我们是建筑师，但实际上我们并不希望成为‘画蛇添足’的建筑师。我们希望我们的工作很简单，但同时保持原创性。而且，我们尝试通过简单的技巧来实现这种创意。”
INTERVIEW with MECANOO “Different people bring different kinds of expertise into the designing process. We, the architects, are the ones who know about space – or are supposed to – and about designing it. But we are not experts in how teachers want to teach, nor are we are experts in the kind of space in which the users feel at ease. So it can help a lot when you talk to teachers and students or children.”
Interview Emre Arolat
“In architecture we should learn from the land, from the place.” Unlike the hardcore modernists, architect Emre Arolat believes in context, in differentiation and in not having the same order everywhere. “I feel very uncomfortable when people say they recognize my designs. I force myself to make something different every time, something that depends on the context.”
INTERVIEW - Marcio Kogan
The architectural approach of one of the leading architects of Brazil, Marcio Kogan, shows some intriguing contradictions. He pushes the design of a house to the limit, but at the same time he advocates simple solutions that are sustainable.
Interview with Julien De Smedt is not afraid to produce architecture that creates a visual spectacle. Extravagance and spectacle are not however the essence of his architecture. “The shape of some of our projects was motivated by a wish not to obstruct the view of the building behind it....
Interview with Charles Renfro The architect Charles Renfro, of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, likes to turn everything on its head a bit. According to him, a trick, a pleasure of a discomfort wakes people up. "Those moments of discomfort are the ones that bring...
Focus on interiors Urban nature as public space. The problem of eroding urban space has dominated the architectural discourse since the seventies. The projects CCTV and TTCV buildings, Madrid Rio and High Line all show an example of giving public space...
Interview with Ofis Architects The young architectural office has been attracting attention from the international architectural press with some original, playful, beautiful and conceptually interesting designs…
FOCUS ON ARCHITECTURE TOURISM No category of architecture is more playful or more exuberant than architecture dedicated to tourism. Anything is possible, it seems, as long as it attracts attention and provides a spectacle that yanks…
Interview with Retail Edition Studio Concrete in Amsterdam spurns the conventional boundaries between architecture, interior design and graphic design and takes...
FUKSAS There was a long period when architects took little interest in retail design. The Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas was one of the very...