Make the most of your outdoor workspace

Sep '20

What's the purpose of an office if not to bring colleagues together? After several months of a worldwide pandemic, we realized the true value of the office after our absence from it: togetherness. Sure, the office needs to provide the tools and technology for productivity, but leading companies worldwide are realizing the value in an organization is derived from its people and their ability to co-create and collaborate. Sometimes it's the inspiration you didn’t know you needed from a casual collision with a colleague during a coffee break that sparks the next big idea.

Make the most of your outdoor workspace
Outdoor Workspace

As we return to a new normal in the office, the spatial design will change but human nature will not. We will seek new, better ways to be together and this is where Extremis always starts the design process - by observing the interaction between people and replicating that behavior in a new design.

Part of the new office design will be expanding it outside the four walls of the building - and into nature. Whether you’re creating a safe place for lunch gatherings or offering a healthy spot for working in the open air, consider the following elements to create the ideal outdoor workspace (scroll down). 

Outdoor Workspace
Outdoor Workspace

Beautiful boundaries

Nobody likes to work in a huge open space. We like to have furniture, plants or at least some colleagues with a fresh coffee nearby. It creates a lively space, and a cozier environment to be productive in. So, in order to concentrate on the job, you’ll need some boundaries. Creating a somehow private, yet inviting space is easily done with Sticks. Space dividers with a natural feel, providing us that secure cocoon to easily tackle your exploded inbox, one by one.  

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Outdoor Workspace

Creating Shade

Parasols are perfect for creating a spot of shade. Working outdoors has many benefits, but looking ridiculous while constantly eye-squeezing during your next ZOOM meeting isn’t one of them. There are numerous models to consider, from round or rectangular designs to cantilever-style structures.  

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Outdoor Workspace
Outdoor Workspace

Several different postures for seating

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Outdoor Workspace
Outdoor Workspace

Part of the new office design will be expanding it outside the four walls of the building - and into nature.

Outdoor Workspace
Outdoor Workspace