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Suivez le Guide Redefines Flexible Workspace with Movable Modules
Posted By Lori Zimmer On May 4, 2012 @ 4:52 pm In Architecture,Design,Green Interiors | No Comments
The designers at 5AM have transformed an open plan office space into a flexible set-up that both accentuates privacy and community. Called Suivez le Guide, the plan is made up of moveable modules, monochromatic meeting areas, and private chambers. The flexible space enables employees to custom create their desired work area with a simple slide of the moving modules.
Using plywood, 5AM constructed seven rectangular modules that are lined up in the middle of the sprawling warehouse-like office space . The modules are framed in steel, and set on wheeled casters below them. In order to make movement from one partition to the next easy, 5AM set each of the frames on a metal track. Employees can slide the modules back and forth to create larger or smaller spaces .
The exterior of each unit varies, from lines of shelving to closet space or large table areas, making for a variety of workspace  combinations when joined. On each side of the modules, soundproof felt has been installed in order to ensure privacy. The felt also doubles as a bulletin board, easily holding push pins and documents.
Outside the row of modules, the designers installed a monochromatic red floor, couch, chairs and table. The open area creates a visual delight amidst the industrial setting and encourages casual group meetings .
These modules were created with small start up companies in mind, allowing for flexibility without much investment. The module collection  contains areas for secluded working, co-working, informal meetings, rest, and relaxation.
+ 5AM Design 
Via Plus Mood 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/suivez-le-guide-redefines-flexible-workspace-with-movable-modules/5am-suivez-le-guide3/
 warehouse-like office space: http://inhabitat.com/amazing-amsterdam-office-built-entirely-from-wood-shipping-pallets/
 create larger or smaller spaces: http://inhabitat.com/googles-london-campus-features-ultra-flexible-shipping-container-working-spaces/
 workspace: http://inhabitat.com/samuel-wilkinsons-compact-mantis-desk-tidies-up-any-work-space/
 casual group meetings: http://inhabitat.com/folger-offices-creates-a-dream-eco-workspace-located-in-berkeley/
 module collection: http://inhabitat.com/pod-tastic-bishan-public-library-is-a-colorful-energy-efficient-addition-to-singapore/
 + 5AM Design: http://www.fiveam.be/
 Plus Mood: http://plusmood.com/2012/04/suivez-le-guide-5am/
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