May 25, 2017

Enhance the space in your next office fit-out and create a sense of openness for your employees with a clever mix of light and layout.

1. Utilise natural light

Bringing the outdoors in with natural light is an effective way to magnify the sense of space in an office while enhancing the health and subsequent productivity of your employees.

With employees spending in excess of eight hours a day indoors, there is a growing demand for responsive design that considers the well being of the workforce.

Studies have shown natural light in an office setting contributes to employees having longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and an all-round better quality of life compared to those with less light.

A great example of utilising natural light to enhance space was a recent project at IN2SPACE, where Criterion’s Multiglaze 90 was used as a partition to complement the ultra-mod aesthetic.

Multiglaze 90 maximises natural light in this example by dispersing light throughout the space, creating an impression and sense of openness.

Use glass partitions to maximise natural light in an open plan office and enhance space.Use glass partitioning to maximise natural light in an open plan office and enhance the sense of space.

2. Define the space

Manipulate and maximise the space in an open-plan office by creating different areas for different purposes.

You can use a variety of strategic methods to define the sections of your office, including floor level, furniture arrangement, glass partitioning and sliding doors.

A brilliant example of defined space is Aickin Chambers. Architects, Carr Design, cleverly utilised the extensive collection of legal texts, placing them in a steel bookcase as a key design statement and defining feature of the reception area.

Contrasted with the bordering library is the centrepiece of the office, a glasshouse boardroom created using Criterion’s signature partitioning system Platinum 90.

Platinum 90 is ideal for architects who require a system capable of catering to different stud sizes and plasterboard thicknesses and is perfect for defining a space with uncompromising style and adaptive flexibility.

Manipulate and maximise the space by creating different areas for different purposes.Manipulate and maximise the space by creating different areas for different purposes.

 3. Pick smart products

With clever design comes the need for clever products to ensure your bold vision becomes a reality.

Criterion is committed to expanding our product range to feature new designs with the latest in cutting-edge innovations.

Our latest launch, the Arctic Lena Sliding System, is the ideal solution for commercial settings that are tight on space and was developed as a result of customer feedback.

The Arctic Lena Sliding System is a cost-effective solution that can be integrated into the Platinum 90 offset glazed frame.

Featuring soft-close and low clearance functionality, the Arctic Lena Sliding System combines the glass window and sliding door within 100mm wall thickness to maximise commercial space and create a clean contemporary style.

Arctic LenaArctic Lena maximises space while delivering a clean contemporary finish.

To learn more about how you can maximise space in your next commercial office fit out contact Criterion today.


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