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A-TYPICAL PLAN

A-TYPICAL PLAN

A-TYPICAL PLAN

Editor:
Jeannette Kuo, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Design:
Samuel Bänziger und Larissa Kasper, St.Gallen

Printing:
Kösel GmbH & Co. KG, Altusried-Krugzell

Publisher:
Park Books, Zürich

ISBN:
978-3-90602-709-8

 

A black-and-white volume with a softcover and flaps from Jeanette Kuo's studio at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) explores the architecture of open-plan offices. In the first part of the volume, 20 well-known examples are presented in a few plan drawings and the occasional photo (always one per page). The second part, entitled ‘Strategies', presents numerous drawings of structural elements on fold-out pages, representing different conceptual approaches to the organization of open-plan offices. This is followed first by an illustrated section with essays and finally by a portfolio of ten student projects. The various parts and visual elements are approached in a discrete and optimal fashion. Everything seems simple, clear and generous, and as the book opens easily it invites extensive study. Though the cover photo does not represent the contents, it does show a certain degree of self-irony.

 

Videos: Körner Union & Maximage, Lausanne / Zürich
Jury reviews: Tan Wälchli, Berlin/Zürich

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