Specialty Spaces at work

More and more, work and life cross-over, as people seek balance and a sense of community at work as well as at home. This series of specialty spaces seeks to inject choice and varied aspects of life into a workplace to allow a place for the unique individuals you find in a workspace to enjoy.

The Way of Tea

The way of tea is one of a series of spaces designed for Wiley and Co to inject meaning and balance into their workplace. This tea space was a created as a quiet contemplative space, to contrast the busy 'coffee centred' cafe space elsewhere. Designed in collaboration with Carolyne Jackson aka Super Average and Tim Christensen, metal artisan.

 

Think tank

The think tank is one of a series of spaces designed for Wiley and Co to inject meaning and balance into their workplace. 

This 'ideas' space was created as a space of collaboration and brainstorming; an active, creative space to contrast with some of the analytical, careful detailed thinking that occurs elsewhere. With bright yellow carpet to stimulate ideas, a change in level to help shift thinking, whiteboard walls you can write all over, interactive projection and conference calling, this space has become a key work tool to the creative process engineers who reside in the workspace adjacent.

Rooftop Garden

The  rooftop garden is one of a series of spaces designed for Wiley and Co to inject meaning and balance into their workplace. 

This kitchen garden was a created as a quiet contemplative space, in contrast to the 'smokers corner' when you feel like a five minute break. The herbs are grown, wrapped occassionally and put in the kitchen for staff to take home and use. The flowers are picked and put in the community spaces within the office. Different people have taken to the space. The resident IT guy Michael for instance, has taken to the worms and maintains them. 

Designed in collaboration with Darryl Mappin. Photography by Shantanu Starick.