Closed offices on a corridor – minimal working space

The minimum size cell in which an office worker can operate, according to his task – determins the rythm of the structure, and the rythm of the floors. Those individual rooms are distributed either part of a corridor, to use the natural light. This model is variated in multiple examples.

Architecture des ensembles administratifs, R.A. Coulon et P. Genes
Arkadi monastery, XVI century

Closed cells in the monastery – the dormitory of the monks are a minimal space of prayer. The monastery is the first model of factory, overriding their sole role of devotion to God to become a group of individuals producing goods, with a common goal and name and drive.

Tour Velasca, Milan, Belgiojoso, Peressutti, Rogers, 1958
Reginald Malcolmson, deux systèmes de gratte-ciel de bureau,1958 type A
Reginald Malcolmson, deux systèmes de gratte-ciel de bureau,1958 type B
Bâtiment administratif Nestlé,Vevey, J.Tschumi, 1960
Duffy, Francis, Office Landscaping, 1969