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House-Shaped Modular Workspaces

Modern Working Culture is Expressed by Hawkins\Brown's 'Gantry'

— October 26, 2018 — Eco
Architectural studio Hawkins\Brown recently completed 21 modular workspaces in London. These house-shaped structures have an artistically quirky aesthetic that adds a cheerfully playful atmosphere. Installed across the exterior of the former Olympic broadcast center in London, these modular workspaces make use of out-dated buildings.

Hawkins\Brown has been working for five years on the conversion of the massive structure at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The exterior of the modular workspaces is important to note, as their general whimsicality contributes to the overall value. Dubbed 'the Gantry,' Hawkins\Brown used cutting-edge design techniques and the latest construction tools to create functional structures that will be able to effortlessly house creative communities. The modular workspaces are prefabricated off-site through WikiHouse — an open-source computerized fabrication system.


Photo Credits: Rory Gardiner
Trend Themes
1. Modular Workspaces - The use of modular workspaces allows for flexible and adaptable office solutions, enhancing productivity and collaboration.
2. Artistically Quirky Aesthetic - Designing workspaces with an artistically quirky aesthetic creates a playful and inspiring atmosphere, fostering creativity and innovation.
3. Conversion of Out-dated Buildings - Transforming old and unused buildings into functional workspaces offers sustainable and cost-effective solutions for meeting the growing demand for office spaces.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architectural firms can capitalize on the trend of designing modular workspaces by offering innovative designs and construction techniques.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can leverage the demand for artistically quirky aesthetics by creating unique workspaces that inspire and motivate employees.
3. Real Estate - Real estate developers can benefit from the conversion of out-dated buildings into modular workspaces, repurposing underutilized assets and meeting the needs of modern businesses.
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