Professor: Eric Bunge
Spring 2015
Partner: Abe Bendheim

The office is constantly evolving with new technology and new social hierarchies in the workplace. But no work typology is abandoned.Rather, it is subsumed into a catalog of working styles. The ability to choose where and how you work is good for everyone.This enables more density and therefore more creative production.

This is an office that emphasizes choice. Technology allows the worker to be nomadic, therefore our office space must accommodate a variety of work styles and social organizations. We generate variety by manipulating scale and form. Three primary and permanent forms, a square, circle, and cross, serve as armatures for flexible relationships between workers. Flexibility is often thought to be synonymous with open and undefined (Pompidou). Yet, flexibility can also exist between permanent structures (i.e. Kanazawa), where mobility is enabled but not dictated.

The Metrotech area of downtown Brooklyn is characterized by many companies working geographically close but operating in isolation. Increasingly, these companies are collaborating and sharing resources. This building anticipates a future building typology that embraces overlap between users and social groups through permanent yet accommodating structures.