What’s Next for Workspaces?

What’s Next for Workspaces?

Sarah Coffey
Jan 28, 2010

While the Internet has enabled people to log into work from their own homes, offices are starting to look more like living rooms, dining rooms, and hang-out spaces. As part of their "What's Next" issue, Metropolis Magazine examines the workplace's future as offices try to adapt to a workforce of aging baby boomers.

They divide the predicitions into three major trends:

  1. Combating Noise: Using sound-proofing technologies to create spaces where individuals can concentrate.
  2. Rest Spaces: Areas with comfy furniture where employees can take a break, or even a nap.
  3. Collaborative Theater: Using digital technology to make creative environments for workshops.

The photo shown above features a "rest space" in the office of Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa. (See more images of his incredible workspace here).

Read the full article at Metropolis here.

Photo: Office of Ryue Nishizawa / Metropolis

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