A Design Manual: Office Buildings introduces the principles of office design and gives 70 international examples that meet the challenges of the modern workplace and the requirements of modern office buildings of the 21st century. The book has been edited by Rainer Hascher, Simone Jeska and Birgit Klauck, and it was published by Birkhäuser in 2002.
The main chapters of the contents deal with the history of the office building, office work today, principles of office design, and human needs and planning processes. The latter part of the book presents internationally renowned office projects; the thematisation focuses on the nature of work: individual work, process work, group process, and transactional work. The last chapter presents 10 projects titled Speculative Office Buildings by Eric Owen Moss Architects, Kazuyo Sejima, Renzo Piano and many others. The full project data and other supplementary information is included in the Appendix. The Design Manual: Office Buildings has become a much sought-after handbook of modern office design. It is richly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings; the text is in English.
The copy in stock is in good condition. The covers have some signs of wear (some scratches and dust stains), but the pages are perfectly clean and tidy.