Phonebooths replace meeting rooms for virtual meetings in the new post-Covid era in this office for a tech startup. Physical offices are no longer designed to be permanent but can expand and contract, and even be easily relocated, to complement the virtual counterpart.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant shift in the way people work and has necessitated the development of new solutions to address the changing landscape. One such solution is the use of phonebooths as meeting rooms for virtual meetings in offices. Phonebooths are small, soundproofed booths that were originally designed for making phone calls but can now be used as private spaces for employees to participate in virtual meetings without disturbing their colleagues.
In addition to the use of phonebooths, physical offices are being redesigned to be more flexible and adaptable to changing needs. Instead of permanent workstations, offices can now have modular furniture and flexible layouts that can be easily rearranged to meet the needs of the moment. This allows companies to scale up or down as needed and even relocate to different office spaces as required.
Overall, these changes reflect the innovation that is taking place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing work landscape. The use of phonebooths and flexible office design are just a few examples of how companies are adapting to the new normal and creating more efficient and effective workspaces.
In collaboration with Lin Zihao, Tan Ying Tong & Katariina Traskelin.
Photography by Lin Zihao.