It appears that in all office refurbishment criteria these days, that the overwhelming desire is for light permeable, seam less and translucent offices.
We have to examine whether this use of glass partitioning, is at times, to the detriment of other considerations. What has happened to individual privacy, sound reduction, fire retardant systems that allow us to feel cozy, safe and trusted?
Yes, glass partitions allow us to add a manifestation to make us feel ‘individual’, but the limited scope means that every band, every wave and dot, has been seen somewhere before.
The art of quality decoration will be lost, together with joinery skills if we don’t stretch our imagination beyond a sheet of glass partitioning.
Do we not crave a nice print, textile or suede wall-covering in lieu of silicon and emulsion?
The ultimate, for the truly absurd gimmick is Priva-lite. This truly amazing invention allows one to turn a boring piece of clear glass into a paste coloured obscure room.
Who invented the fully glazed frameless door? We sit in meetings with this air gap that allows sound to permeate around it and transfer from room to general office, as if office-ball a partition did not exist at all. Designers tell us the aesthetics are spoilt by framing the door and reducing the sound reduction! Please note; sound reduction is important!
So, Interior Designers, Architects and office fitters, please, reconsider us workers when over-using glass partitions! We need sound attenuated offices of the highest order! We want to feel cosseted, we want PRIVACY!
Of course, natural light is important and glass partitions deliver the best lighting. So is an artistic balance of the creatively thought out solid wall. No more the easy route, start to really listen, when we the client say we want quality offices, but with a high degree of decibel rating.
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