Effective office environment architecture: Finding ingenious ideas in a home to stimulate the office environment

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Abstract

This research intends to explore various issues related to the office environment design and house environment design. Today, given the nature of office design in Khartoum, Sudan, certain arbitrariness has been inevitable. There has been a shortage in the interests, comfort and element of surprise in the office environment. Some studies proved that working at home might increase motivation, relieve stress, and increase employee comfort. Therefore, the study proposes thorough physical and social aspects a comparison between the house and office to uniquely identify and develop a new office environment design. A questionnaire is designed to suggest a possible and promising way of designing an office environment that is similar to the house environment through finding ingenious ideas in a home to stimulate the office environment. The understanding of the comparison between the house environment design and the office building environment design is the key to a clear definition of the architectural qualities of the office building environment. A strategy has been developed which suggests how the comparative results might help consider ideas to be simulated effectively in creating an appropriate, comfortable and satisfied office environment. The ideas addressed by the strategy include architectural qualities such as space planning and collaboration and communication. This overall strategy which contributes to our understanding of the ideas could help create sufficient and satisfied environment to achieve comfort.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia Engineering
Pages380-388
Number of pages9
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd International Building Control Conference, IBCC 2011 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 11 Jul 201112 Jul 2011

Other

Other2nd International Building Control Conference, IBCC 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period11/7/1112/7/11

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Office buildings
Social aspects
Personnel
Planning
Communication

Keywords

  • Architectural qualities
  • Comfortability
  • Idea of a house
  • Office environment
  • Satisfaction
  • Stimulus spaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Effective office environment architecture : Finding ingenious ideas in a home to stimulate the office environment. / Elmahadi, M. A.; Mohd Tahir, Mazlan; Surat, Mastor; Mohd Tawil, Norngainy; Usman, Ismar Minang Satotoy.

Procedia Engineering. Vol. 20 2011. p. 380-388.

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Elmahadi, MA, Mohd Tahir, M, Surat, M, Mohd Tawil, N & Usman, IMS 2011, Effective office environment architecture: Finding ingenious ideas in a home to stimulate the office environment. in Procedia Engineering. vol. 20, pp. 380-388, 2nd International Building Control Conference, IBCC 2011, Penang, Malaysia, 11/7/11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2011.11.180
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