What’s Next for Workspaces?

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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

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.

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