What will the office look like in the future? How will it operate? These were the questions posed by the Architectural Association’s Design Research Lab three years ago. Corporate Fieldsis the response: a series of projects that propose new kinds of highly collaborative and responsive working environments evolved from an experimental use of technology.
In look and feel, Corporate Fields resembles a software manual. It is a piece of design information, offering step-by-step rigorous explanations of the projects through every stage from initial analysis to completed design. The sharing of information is one of the trademarks of D[R]L, a new kind of graduate program that seeks to reinvent post-professional design education by capitalizing on new design networks and today’s interconnected design systems. The visual presentation of the work is rounded off by a discussion of its practical and pedagogical implications in essays by Brett Steele, Mohsen Mostafavi, Christopher Hight, Patrik Schumacher, Tom Verebes, Mark Cousins, and Andrew Benjamin.
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