- 21st century design is about process design and product design
- Functionality + Aesthetic
- Intuitive - does not require user to figure how to use a piece of tool
- Space as a Tool for Development - Impact of Space; Respect Diversity
- Project hotel at the Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark
- "The 'Mind" - Central room in Mindlab. It looks cold and cool...
- Inside the "Mind" - "The Mind" acts a vast whiteboard where one can write on all surfaces
- Workstations that are mobile & flexible
- An innovation centre at the science park SCION DTU in Hørsholm, Denmark, 2004.
- The Momentum Tower
- The Death Corridor - the entire corriodor (including the ceiling) is painted with punishing mysterious black
- The Conference Room - with step-seats and a pond right in the middle to create the calming atmosphere (?)
- The Screaming Room - as the name implies... to scream the lungs out... one good way to destress! hahaha..
(c) ORDRUP SCHOOL
- In the Danish School system - compulsory 9-year education, starting from the age of 7.
- In Folkeskole: Foundation - pedagogical educational tradition (versatile development, social qualities, democracy). The everyday life - "Method freedom" for the teachers; "equal dialogue" between pupils & teachers.
- Average school size: 400 pupils (Smallest school: 4 pupils; Maximum goes up to 800-900)
- Average class size: 20 pupils (max 28)
- Basic Curriculum Humanities, Practical & Art Subjects, Sciences & Mathematics
- Reading Tubes - bringing the playground indoor... where children can lie down to read
- Reading area along the corridor & its cubicle... the partition provides some form of privacy while 2 having discussion.
- A discussion area - when place strategically, can double up as a dining area (or vice-versa)
- The library - a place where noise is permitted, yet provide a space for concentration
- Discussion table in a room - an island set-up that comes with lots of curves
- Another discussion corner for pupils and a meeting area for staff
(d) THOR HEYERDAL SCHOOL
(e) METROPOL - HJØRRING CENTRAL LIBRARY
- Library is a space to activate knowledge - it's not just a physical storage of books
- It should be a place that can talk, but also a place of concentration
- Two looks of the library (A, B) - strong colours and lots of curves/slides
- Front Desk
- 2-in-1 concept - Reception and cafe area
- Another view - The large white table is the center of the room - it hosts both reception, buffet and seats
- The ‘Lounge’ with the long, red benches, white tables and an organic wall paper
Other interesting concept...
- Steps that double up as seats... one can just sit, talk, read, think, lay down... The highest platform can also double up as a speaker's platform or mini-stage
- Plug & Play Office - movable parts... (i) Blue individual work station (that comes with wheels to move around) (ii) Pink kitchen in a transport box (iii) Small meeting room
- Click HERE to see sggestions to different meeting room settings
Source: Bosch & Fjords (http://uk.bosch-fjord.com/content.asp)