I was recently invited by Canadian design and architecture magazine Azure to write an article on the topic of creating quiet zones in open-concept work spaces, and specifically the use of this concept in Eriksen Skajaa Arkitekter's NetLife Research offices in Oslo, Norway. Marooned within Oslo' s incongruous downtown area, the Netlife Research office is concealed from the public. The unsightliness of the surrounding architecture was not an issue for the interior though, low ceilings (just 2.2 m in some places) and a deep floor plate made any natural light from outside a rare commodity. To read the full article, pick up the June issue of Azure online here or from all good newsagents referenced here.
Photograph of NetLife Research office by Ivan Brodey