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OFFICE > ENTROPY // Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design

New York, NY, United States

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This is an office space design that was meant to operate in two states of being. In its first state, Taylor and Miller designed and fabricated a very basic set of six architectural units (different sizes of plywood boxes and associated desk surfaces) that would stack and interlock. The deployment of the boxes was intentionally more ‘disordered’; exposing holes and creating areas of porosity from one area to the next.

© Emile Dubuisson

© Emile Dubuisson

© Emile Dubuisson

© Emile Dubuisson

In the office’s second state, the exact same basic set of architectural units were deployed, but in a different manner. In the second state, the units were distributed throughout the space very categorically; all small boxes were stacked together, all long boxes were stacked together, etc. In essence, they were composed in this space to be more ‘ordered’.

For the designers, the idea was that as the office expanded and added more workforce in the new space, there was a certain level of disorder associated with the increased density of people and overlapping tasks.

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© Emile Dubuisson

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© Emile Dubuisson

The architectural system was designed to offset this move towards disorder; the repetitive and texture screens dividing one workspace from the next provide a quiet layering of space and privacy..

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© Emile Dubuisson

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© Emile Dubuisson

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