Perspecta: Workstations

I was invited to contribute to Perpecta: The Yale Architectural Journal for their volume on “Error.” In response to John Harwood’s essay about corporate abstraction,  I designed this graphic component that would emphasize in visual terms the nullity and blankness of corporate architecture. 

Inspired also by the gradual rise in patents for architecture (such as Steve Jobs patenting the glass used in Apple Stores), I began looking for trends in office-related patents. I immediately recognized a stunning trajectory in the area of office workstation designs that mirrored the fast-paced evolution of ergonomic needs for computer terminals and mobile workforces. The human figures in the patent drawings go from a seated position to standing to horizontal in bed. Presented together, the drawings question whether the changes in office environments have had positive effects on workers' bodies and lifestyles.

workstation sample