Future Workspace • REVIVE [F]



Revive is a site that aims to provide an urban community with the chance and resources to work away from home, without having to enter the chaotic and at times, stressful city. Instead, Revive plans on offering a relaxing space that enables all visitors to achieve their best quality work. Taking nature, the surrounding environment and recycling into consideration, Revive has accepted the task of finding ways to be ethical yet practical, all whilst providing its demographic with ample room for a (co) working space.

BY: Millicent Simon



  • Co-Working Space
  • Relaxation Space
  • Market Space
  • Event Space
  • Pop Food Van
  • Restaurant





BY: Millicent Simon
BY: Sullivan Chandler





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BY: Athena Kiriakou


After having evaluated nature and the natural forms that it has to offer, conceptual drawings and sketches began to take place. A mixture of curved lines, sharp angles and rounded edges were all found centred around a central hub. So it was only correct to try and incorporate a central hub into the Revive space.




BY: Millicent Simon


BY: Amy Walsh



CASE STUDY: Green Spaces

Green Spaces is more than just a coworking space: it’s a sustainable community providing individuals with opportunities to grow and launch their own business’. Located in the heart of Denver’s RiNo Arts District, the environmentally conscious space aimed at specifically at bettering the economy and encourages members to connect with others of a-like minds from a multitude of backgrounds.



Green Spaces strives to welcome businesses that take notice of the environmental and social impacts on the planet to gain more exposure in the rapidly grown, socially-conscious marketplace. They are committed to becoming the ‘leading green clubhouse’ to increase emerging social enterprises and create a green space to connect and work in. In terms of materials Green Spaces considers all forms of environmentally friends resources:

  • Reclaimed materials throughout including custom designed reclaimed wood.
  • Recycled and non-toxic products used for cleaning and paper supplies
  • Living Sign created by local artists.
  • Living Walls by City Plantscaping
  • Filtered water
  • Partnership with Zipcar promoting car-sharing.




Green Spaces’ facilities utilise solar power, recycling and composting, whilst they host green-themes events to promote a more sustainable business model and lifestyle. Features of the space include:

  • Two large conference rooms and phone booths for private calls.
  • Custom designed reclaimed wood furniture.
  • 100% solar powered certified green space.
  • A community of 200 members.
  • Member events to connect and meet new people.
  • All inclusive membership options available for teams and individuals: 24/7 access, high-speed wifi, printing, scanning, conference room & meeting spaces.
BY: Amy Walsh




CASE STUDY: Herman Miller

I looked at Herman Miller as an example of modular furniture to help inspire our designs. we wanted to create flexible furniture that we could easily move around and adjust so that it was suitable for a particular task. after a talk with a Herman Miller representative, we were able to take information to help support us throughout this project.

In recent decades, productivity in the working area has become increasingly more reliant on people working together collaboratively in the workspace. for a successful workspace it is important as a company to allow your workers to have choice and variety when working, this gives them the flexibility to carry out tasks in a way they find more comfortable in hope to have the best outcome from them.

Allowing a variety of work areas that include a number of independent and collaborative workspaces allows them to choose and have a variety of places to work and interact together with one another and work alone.

Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of Industrial Facility created Locale for American design brand Herman Miller.

Locale helps organisations utilise and manage open offices plans by combining collaborative and independent working spaces in seated or standing postures to produce an efficient, flexible and collaborative work environment.


BY: Athena Kiriakou




Ergonomics is the study of the efficiency of people in their working environment. Ergonomics are very important because they help improve your overall health and prevent muscle disorders. ergonomics is the study of efficiency in the workplace, it indicated what needs to be done in order to help your workers stay healthy and perform better. Ergonomics do not only keep your employees safe is also helps the company in a number of ways. It helps reduce costs spent on compensation paid to workers due to MSD because companies can invest in ergonomic furniture that have beneficial factors that help reduce the risk of muscle disorders that occur due to poor posture. Office ergonomics help boost office productivity because the overall design prompts good posture.


easier and adjustable heights, less repetitive motions encouraging more efficient working. Good office ergonomics leads to a high quality of work, poor office ergonomics leads to tired, uncomfortable, distracted workers that are unable to produce the best quality work. the best way to keep a good work quality is to invest in good quality work ergonomics that are flexible for the workers to enable them to have the best work environment possible. Investing in good ergonomics for your workers shows that your company is committed to the health and safety of your employees, the workers are the most valuable asset of a company therefore by keeping them healthy and safe not only is it good for your company it is also the right thing to do. Anthropometrics- the study of people and their relationships with the environment around them. anthropometric measurements are applied to a product to help with the ergonomics. for example, the measurements of a hand are used to help design the shape and size of a handle.



BY: Athena Kiriakou



CASE STUDY:  Menu Co-Working

Following on from the study of ergonomics and how people react to their surrounding environment. Research based on materiality and comfort was carried out. I began looking at the Copenhagen based company Norm Architects and how they recently worked with the brand Menu in order to provide their new working space with ample seating that can do both its job and provide comfort simultaneously.


Norm Architects wanted to create a piece of furniture that could be perfectly implemented inside Menu’s co-working space that features; an office, showroom, café, event space and co-working space. The firm always wanted it to fit perfectly into anyone’s own home too.

The seating features a mixture of enveloping polypropylene and a fibreglass shell seat. Which actually works in being able to bend subtly outwards and provide comfort and support for the user. The brand described the chair as “a perfect balance between geometry and organic shapes”. The seat was originally designed for Menu’s new creative co-working space in the Nordhavn (Northern Harbour) area of Copenhagen.


BY: Millicent Simon
REFERENCE: Norm Architects ‘Harbour Chair’ (2018) Available here: https://www.dezeen.com/2018/01/20/norm-architects-designs-minimal-chair-menu-coworking-space-imm-cologne [Last Accessed: 15.03.2018]


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BY: Scott Wilks







BY: Amy Walsh

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BY: Sullivan Chandler







BY: Athena Kiriakou


BY: Scott Wilks





Having looked at ethical materials and the properties that they can offer interiors, the following were researched into in order to find the best-suited resources that can act both structurally and environmentally friendly.



It still has a large durability level and works well in environments that are prone to earthquakes. Another benefit of using recycled steel is that, when it comes to building a house, the approximate number of trees needed to create a wooden frame is roughly; 40-50 trees. Whereas using recycled steel, the required materials are approximately 6 scrapped cars. Using said material also helps in reducing the amount of steel and wasted materials that make it landfills.



With concrete having a high durability and a low environmental impact, having polished concrete in place would make for a great design finish as well as absorb any heat from direct sunlight and then release the heat as and when it is needed. Another hidden benefit of using concrete is that is an incredibly low maintenance level and would seldom need care. The material also works perfectly in areas that have traffic.



The panels are made from a layer of foam insulation that is also sandwiched between either plywood, strand board or cement panels. It reduces the energy costs of sites and can be used in many places of an interior/structure, for examples foundations, floors, basements and events load-bearing walls. The material can also be given finished looks to increase it’s aesthetic appeals.



Obviously made from a layer level of recycled materials, this material blend also aids in reducing levels of product waste that make it landfills whilst also looking after the Earth in the process. It is more resistant to mould and rot and is more rigid and stronger due to the wooden combination. The materials also have a higher tolerance to heat.


BY: Millicent Simon

colab 2

BY: Athena Kiriakou

After evaluating the types of sustainable materials and what they can offer a sight in terms of structure, atmosphere and materiality, it was only natural to feature reclaimed and environmentally friendly materials within the Revive space.








BY: Sullivan Chandler


The upper left of the site shows the area that would be dedicated to the initial co-working space. A space that includes furniture that works with needs of the users, rather against.


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BY: Scott Wilks




A shot of the exterior showing how access is granted into the space. Featuring large windows on either side of the site in order to increase the levels of natural daylight and the productivity levels of the users.


Curved seating that is ideal for collaborative or individual work, which also follows the shape of the natural forms found within nature. Taking inspiration both from colours and the textures found in Mother Nature.


Carpeted flooring for the co-working space in order to increase comfort and the feeling of being at home.

29136017_2063838570297989_7675211063096246272_oBY: Sullivan Chandler

Revive is a site that aims to provide an urban community with the chance and resources to work away from home, without having to enter the chaotic and at times, stressful city. Instead, Revive plans on offering a relaxing space that enables all visitors to achieve their best quality work. Taking nature, the surrounding environment and recycling into consideration, Revive has accepted the task of finding ways to be ethical yet practical, all whilst providing its demographic with ample room for a (co) working space.

BY: Millicent Simon

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RENDERS BY: Sullivan Chandler • BOARD BY: Scott Wilks


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RENDER BY: Sullivan Chandler • BOARD BY: Scott Wilks
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