Kindergarten Aying / Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

Courtesy of Allmann Sattler Wappner

Architects: Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten
Location: Glonner Straße 17, 85653 Aying,
Architect In Charge: Allmann Sattler Wappner
Supporting Structural Planning: Martin Augenstein
Building Services: Zickler, Jakob Planungen GmbH, Co KG
Landscape Designers: Keller Landschafts
Area: 1285.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Allmann Sattler Wappner

Maintenance Facility / Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

© Florian Holzherr

Architects: Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten
Location: Am Hanselbrunn 1, 85586 , Germany
Area: 3840.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Florian Holzherr

Dornier Museum / Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

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Architects: Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten
Location: Claude-Dornier-Platz 1, , Germany
Project Manager: Frank Karlheim
Project Architects: Christof Killius, Lisette Oberleitner, Ana Prikic, Kerstin Schaich, Katrin Wittmann
Area: 7,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

Office Building / Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

© Günther Wett / FRENER & REIFER Metallbau

Architects: Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten
Location: Annette-Allee 4, , Germany
Project Manager: Ulrich Schimtenings
Architects Case Study: Olga Ritter, Mathias Astrom, Kilian Jockisch
Architects Realization: Heinz Josef Döpper, Mathias Astrom, Olga Ritter
Area: 1,700 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Günther Wett / FRENER & REIFER Metallbau

Work Environments / DETAIL

We recently got to preview the newest addition to ’s typological series, Work Environments: Spatial concepts, Usage strategies, Communications. It will be available next month (August 2011), and it is great for anyone who is interested in improving a user’s working conditions beyond the basic ergonomic and safety requirements. The first third of this volume deals with spatial organization, acoustics, lighting, and user satisfaction. The rest of the volume features projects from which the various concepts developed in the first third can be used to analyze them. I, personally, enjoyed the section on user satisfaction and how to measure it. After reading this section I speculated how researchers would control for the various confounding factors that exist in the uniqueness of each building presented in the rest of the book. This would not be an easy task by any means, but the necessity of such research is made clear throughout this volume.

Read more after the break.