Micro office space for modern small businesses
Traditional 20th century office spaces with giant filing cabinets, industrial-strength printers, and large conference rooms are no longer the only way to do business. As technologies like cloud computing, video conferencing, and AI simplify our jobs, all we really need is a flat surface and his Wi-Fi password.
It's easier than ever for small businesses to compete in a commercial environment where even major companies pay as much attention to their social media accounts as their stock prices, but finding the right office space can be difficult for single-digit employers. It can be difficult. These four small workplaces show how you can get more done with less by keeping things small.
Coworking space in Baró de Viver / midori arquitectura
The Synergics initiative was founded in Barcelona to provide free workspace to small businesses and freelancers in exchange for community activities. The project will utilize unused commercial space while improving the social fabric of the city. But in order to help as many people as possible, architect Midori Arquitectura decided to build a barro de vie that, although previously versatile, could only provide space for one user at a time. Vail Coworking has remodeled his space. “To address this issue, the new space has floor-to-ceiling acoustic curtains that allow users to divide the room into two separate spaces, so they can hold two meetings or video conferences in the same space. can be done without interference,” explains the architect. '
When the partition curtains and the front common window curtains are closed, the three color-coded spaces, a reference to the Bauhaus movement and community-oriented ideals, become completely private. can be hidden. the space between,” the architects explain.
Publication-related Escritorio Kobogo/Super Reman
Due to their acoustic and thermal properties and functional behavior with minimal space costs, curtains are an excellent alternative for both doorways and more solid partitions. Here at the Cobogo Rerações Public Office in São Paulo, Brazil, curtain rails invisibly separate the public areas of the office from more private areas such as conference rooms and the manager's office.
But the space's best feature is the artistic perforated kobogo wall that greets employees and visitors opposite the entrance. Typical “Brazilian architectural elements”, introduced by architect and public relations firm client Superliman, “can control the incidence of light without blocking air circulation, which is desirable for the climate. ' and fitted carpet – reduces noise pollution between busy offices and quieter waiting spaces.
Instead of using thick, opaque materials like curtains to separate opposing office areas, Oficina Conceito Arquitetura chose a polycarbonate material to form the central wall. Located between the architecture studio's main workstation and the client's presentation space, this volume divides his two main environments in a translucent and illuminated manner, which provides the necessary privacy and ”, explains the architect himself.
Although the office is separated by two parallel spaces, it has a mixed environment that combines both “industrial features, such as exposed concrete, steel plates, and light tracks, and classic features, such as natural wood and white surfaces.” OCA explains that it has a materiality as well. Meanwhile, the rest of the office's essentials, such as pantries, cloakrooms and toilets, are packed into “bulk fittings” with shared accessibility, providing services and refreshments for both employees and visiting customers. doing.
Modern offices require less space and the number of small facilities available will rapidly decline. Mixed-use developments offer communities the right solution to balance office space with residential, retail, and hospitality. Additionally, the increased functionality and popularity of small workspaces makes them easier to share with others.
The narrow Bao Long office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam combines the ground floors of two adjacent townhouses to form a double-wide retail space. “It stands in stark contrast to the noise, hustle and bustle of the stainless steel storefronts below,” introduce architects Ha and NQN. The first floor is an office and a quiet pantry. The office is located behind a clear glass façade across a large leafy courtyard and beyond, with the adjoining kitchen, bar and seating area separated by an original party wall and the private residence above. They share a balcony terrace.