If you look up the term single-room house in the specialist literature, you will find a simple sentence explaining this type of dwelling: the single room is the simplest way to divide up a groundplan, as it entails a house with no inside walls or separate rooms.
ArchitectureFor the renovation of his apartment in the historical center of Barcelona the Swiss architect Gus Wüstemann made use of a white cross.
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by Thomas WagnerNo, not many surprises are on offer at Orgatec 2008 in Cologne but naturally this depends on your point of view. In any event, on some stands, with their ergonomically tested recliners, it felt more like we had been transported into a modern torture chamber than a comfortable, open-plan working environment. Despite this, there are some happy exceptions.
On the silver screen and at Orgatec, office environments are depicted as having a life of their own. What kind of image of reality do they convey? A rummage through the film archives and walkabout in the trade fair halls.