Design of an Office
In my earlier articles concerning Office Design, we discussed various requirements that are essential to be incorporated in an Office Design. There are few other factors that are necessary when it comes to designing an office. The design of an office also depends on the specific type of office. Its a short article but will help you understand the basics of office design.
In an office, where writing is of prime concern, one hand should be usually free and unentangled for the purpose which is usually the right hand with which we perform most of our daily activities. So it is advisable that we keep the instruments like telephone, intercom, etc on the other side to make simultaneous use of the hand and the instrument.
Some employers want to impress the visitors to their office and want them to pass through it before they meet the desired person. Some do not want the visitors to go beyond reception and conference room. This depends on the owner of the office. Everyone has a different perception towards their workspace. So discussion with the people for whom you are designing is to be given prime consideration.
Fire Alarm systems, water sprinklers systems should be necessarily installed in an office because an office contains great amount of paper and other inflammable materials that could pose a problem if a fire breaks out in an office.
Ambience of an Office
The ambience of an office should be spacious, bright, airy and cosy. It should be conducive to efficient work and amiable temperament. It should be satisfying to the employer, employees and visitors. It should reduce the tiredness, tension and indifference of the visitors. It should induce an urge to work, select, think, discuss and be creative in whatever work they are assigned.
A fine interior also attracts better employees and that chances are they will work harder. The visitors are also impressed by it and like to deal on a long term basis with the organizations having pleasant interiors and comfortable working space.
In our forthcoming articles, we will also discuss the types of office plans (open plan office and grid iron pattern plan). Since we all know that interiors are the core of any design and influence entire working enthusiasm of the people; we will also discuss the design of fine interiors specifically needed for an Office.