Sunday, February 6, 2011

Workplace Precedent {Larkin Building]

Above is a quick slideshow of a few diagrams and construction documents that reflect the design of the Larkin Administration Building by Frank Lloyd Wright. I diagramed specific aspects of the workspace, such as form to site, light to form, hierarchy, circulation, structure, and organization. This exercise encouraged me to look at the space on an analytical level so that I might better understand how workspaces are organized. From this particular precedent, I gained a knowledge of hierarchy in the sense of quality of workspaces depending on the position within the company. Wright designed the space also with a large central atrium that was surrounded by balconies. The rows of seating and desks were very structured and resembled a grid pattern that was also reflected in the rest of the space with the conflicting vertical columns and horizontal balconies.

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