The office landscape
In the 1950s, office layouts took a slightly new direction, influenced by a German workplace design style called Burolandschaft. The design style advocated a less rigid approach to previous office layouts and placed far more importance on meeting the needs of the workforce with a more fluid design and layout.
Subsequently, the workplace became a far more social affair increasing collaboration between teams. The style eventually made it’s way from Europe to the UK and then to the USA in the 1960s.
This was the beginning of what we now commonly refer to as the open-plan office and is often associated with the idea of modern office design.