The French company, Christian Pottgiesser, has designed a new office for Pons+Huot and it’s pretty unusual. They’ve taken a large open space and created a sea of cubicles only these cubicles don’t have traditional walls… they have bubbles.
Evidently the company will have workers stationed in each bubble that will be answering phones. This is a way for the employees to feel connected but still have the sound proofing they need. I don’t know, I kind of like the idea. I work in an office where I hardly see my colleagues each day. It would be nice to have a more open space while still maintaining the ability to limit outside sounds when speaking on the phone. It’s open and looks like a park instead of a traditional office. You still get to feel like you ‘re a part of the action without being a part of the action. I don’t think this would necessarily work for offices where you need to consult with clients face-to-face though so it’s mostly well suited for call-centers. What do you think?