Title A Study on the Spatial Characteristics for the Activation and Control of Informal Communication Found in the Space Group Old Office Building
Authors 이재영(Lee, Jae-Young) ; 최윤경(Choi, Yoon-Kyung)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2022.38.6.15
Page pp.15-25
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Informal Communication; Kim Swoo-Geun; Space Group Old Office Building; Movement; Nomadic Communication; Workplace
Abstract This study aims to derive the spatial characteristics of Kim Swoo-Geun’s Space Group Old Office Building that can be used to activate and control informal communication, the essential element required in contemporary workplaces. This paper draws the following conclusions. First, the entire spatial organization of the building shows two characteristics: a sequentially connected spatial structure and a circular circulation system. The former means that the interconnection between spaces is made in the form of a skip floor and, thus, connected sequentially and according to certain phases. Due to the forced movement and visual continuity caused by the characteristics of these connections, occurs active and wide informal communication that transcends the divisions of the headquarters’ departments and floors. The circular circulation system means that communication allowing free choices can be provided by constructing several circular circulation paths. It can compensate for the simplicity of communication caused by the forced movement. The free movement enabled due to the selection of various routes generates nomadic communication, required in contemporary offices, through frequent encounters among employees in the moving process. Finally, the central indoor and outdoor void spaces of this building activate communication. At the same time, the human scale in the workspace and the composition of the various floor levels serve to compensate for the decrease in work concentration level, that may occur because of the activated communication, enabling gradual control of communication.