RIBA Bookshops: Corporate Interiors No. 5

Summary

Author: Roger Yee

Visual Reference Publications

September 2003

Code: 33638

Hardback

320 pages

Price: £40.00

'Corporate Interiors No. 5' showcases superb new work by some of the leading architects and interior designers serving the nation's top businesses and institutions. Its beautifully reproduced, four-colour pages are like a personal guided tour of corporate America, depicting close to 200 projects with some 800 colour images from 50 design firms. A new Chicago headquarters for Quaker Oats, for example, encourages employees to circulate among curvilinear “work pods” established for individual tasks and “interactive zones” where such company products as Gatorade can be sampled. Palmer & Dodge, an eminent Boston law firm, has moved from traditional quarters in the stately Financial District to a dynamic, high-tech workplace in lively Back Bay. Atlanta-based Equant, a leading global data and IP network services provider for businesses in over 220 countries, believes the right environment for its people looks like an airy, open space with “centralised nodes” that include cafes. There’s room for surprises as well. The interior of a Boeing 757 gives readers a rare glimpse of a one-of-a-kind “office” housing the Dallas Mavericks en route to and from NBA games. Organised alphabetically by design firm, 'Corporate Interiors No. 5' is user friendly, with each project indexed for easy reference. Corporate executives and architects and interior designers serving the corporate and institutional world will find exciting new ways to approach their work in its pages. From a stylish, restaurant-style corporate cafeteria to a futuristic, technology-savvy headquarters and demonstration center, this book shows how closely professional designers can match organisations with appropriate physical environments for productive, stimulating and profitable work.

Source: RIBA Bookshops

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