Agile Spaces13 December 2021
Chapter Three: Adapting to Change
“In the future, offices will also be regarded as safe spaces where people feel comfortable, just like they do at home; new common spaces will transform and will be able to include more people; and conditions will be ready for whatever is coming.”
Every age has an architectural approach of its own; architectural designs take shape according to different periods and conditions that come with these periods.
In 21st century, architectural approaches and designs are transforming in accordance with the conditions of the period. At this point, the term “Agile Spaces” come forward. In this architectural approach, both individual and collective common spaces hold the utmost importance.
Transforming Living Spaces: Agile Spaces
Whether public or private, living spaces need agility today! The need for agile spaces is raising: We need architectural approaches that are resilient, productive, effective; mindful of both private and public spaces; and open to change and transformation. “Agile” spaces are designed with utmost productivity in mind. It is important to note that almost %60 of traditional work spaces are not in use. But with new designs, it is aimed to reduce that to %20. What’s more is that today, many companies operate with Activity Based Working. With this approach, employees are able to choose whichever space that is more suitable for their work on a daily basis. It is expected that with ABW, productivity will increase and teamworks will be more strengthened.
Safety and Modernity Hand in Hand: “Agile Spaces”
With the pandemic, each and every house became a safe haven. As public spaces became more of a threat, where we actively had to seek safety by social distancing, what we seek at home also transformed. In this period, many companies carried their operation outside their offices, and opted for remote working alternatives. And this is how modern “agile spaces” came to be: Agile spaces seek to protect individuality in public spaces. Health and safety is of utmost important these days: aiming for a resilient, energetic and productive workspace, “agile spaces” found itself a way in today’s world by prioritizing individual spaces.
Tip and Tricks for Create Agile Spaces and Embrace Change
Agile Spaces are open to change and transformation. They are able to adapt to fast-changing conditions of today’s world and here is our suggestions for creating productive and safe spaces:
- Analyze the situation throughly and then decide how to re-design your living and working spaces.
- Choose Mozambic or Lagina to introduce the modern and elegant character of grey in your spaces.
- Natural Pine is a timeless classic and will create nature-like atmosphere.
- It is important to keep in mind that conditions for each period are very different and it might be a good idea to think ahead and make adjustments for what you think you will need in the future.