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People's workspace. How architecture can help us work (better)

Iacopo Predieri

People's workspace. How architecture can help us work (better).

Rel. Nicola Paolo Russi. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città, 2022


How we designed and conceived our “workspaces” changed over the years, as new economical, sociological, and technological trends had to be accommodated. Today, the knowledge economy, the gig economy, and information and communication technologies demand new and innovative architectural solutions. The focus is now, more than ever before, on employees, on their needs, health, and wellbeing. The debate is lively, as a clear idea of what works best, and what is the best new solution for workspaces is still far from being outlined. This work tries to analyze this topic from a different perspective. Drawing from the available literature in psychology, sociology, healthcare design, and similar disciplines, an overview of the different needs of the workforce is proposed. The goal is to provide architects and designers with a basic understanding of how spaces can shape people’s experience, and how workspace architecture can promote health, wellbeing, productivity, engagement, and many others. From here, some of the most common spaces where work is conducted are analyzed, to understand which needs they can optimally answer, and where they might become problematic. Finally, a new perspective is proposed, as well as a short manifesto for a better way of approaching workspace design.

Relators: Nicola Paolo Russi
Academic year: 2022/23
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 186
Additional Information: Tesi secretata. Fulltext non presente
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-04 - ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
Ente in cotutela: University of Surrey (REGNO UNITO)
Aziende collaboratrici: University of Surrey
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/25814
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