1. Vocabulary
Noun, 1. the stock of words used by or known to a particular people or group of persons: His French vocabulary is rather limited. The scientific vocabulary is constantly growing.2.a list or collection of the words or phrases of a language, technical field, etc., usually arranged in alphabetical order and defined: Study the vocabulary in the fourth chapter. 3. the words of a language. 4. any collection of signs or symbols constituting a means or system of nonverbal communication: vocabulary of a computer. 5. any more or less specific group of forms characteristic of an artist, a style of art, architecture, or the like.


2. Architectural margin
Noun 1. undefined places, rooms or structures within a building, see: staircase, lobby, cellar, “we develop office spaces in the architectural margin of building regulations.” attic, wall , ceiling, dropped ceiling, hall, corridor, roof, rooftop.


3. Commute
Noun 1. Travel some distance between one’s home and place of work on a regular basis 2. Reduce (a judicial sentence, esp. a sentence of death) to one less severe 3. Mathematics (of two operations or quantities) have a commutative relationship. 4. Regular journey of some distance to and from one’s place of work.

 

Photo: Slow Car by Jurgen Bey for Vitra

 

4. (work) Dormer
The mobile work dormer is an investigation into the correlation between the home and the office. With an extended roof and window, the ‘Work at Home’ dormer is the basis for a hybrid work unit. It’s an extra compartment which can be added to the roof of a house, similar to the instalment of a regular dormer. In this workspace the independent worker with headquarters at home has lots of light and a great vista in front of him. The light and space generate a sense of freedom. Not being able to touch the ground with your feet can make you feel like a child, a carefree moment.


5. Hall
Noun 1. an area in a building onto which rooms open; a corridor. the room or space just inside the front entrance of a house or apartment: an entrance hall. 2. A large room for meetings, concerts, or other events. a large public room in a mansion or palace used for receptions and banquets. 3. a college or university building containing classrooms, residences, or rooms for other purposes. 4. a large country house.


6. Industrial park
Noun 1. An industrial park is an area zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial development. An industrial park can be thought of as a more “heavyweight” version of a business park or office park, which has offices and light industry, rather than heavy industry.

 

Photo: ‘Work at Home’ dormer, shown at Milan Design Week 2013

 

6. Industrial park
Noun 1. An industrial park is an area zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial development. An industrial park can be thought of as a more “heavyweight” version of a business park or office park, which has offices and light industry, rather than heavy industry.


7. Move
Noun 1. Change of place or position 2. Go in a specified direction or manner; change position 3. Change or cause to change from one state, opinion, sphere, or activity to another. 4. Make progress; develop in a particular manner or direction.


8. Park
Noun 1. A large public green area in a town, used for recreation: a walk around the park. A large area of land kept in its natural state for public recreational use. A large enclosed piece of ground, typically with woodland and pasture, attached to a large country house: the house is set in its own park. Abroad, flat, mostly open area in a mountainous region. 2. An area devoted to a specified purpose: an industrial park.

 

Photo: SideSeat by Studio Makkink & Bey

 

9. Window
Noun 1. an opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle that is fitted with glass or other transparent material in a frame to admit light or air and allow people to see out.


10. Work sofa
A product which takes standard furniture concepts and turns them upside down. With a standard couch, your choice of seating is limited. Here, you can adapt the WorkSofa to suit your needs, move its component pieces like a giant puzzle, exploiting any one of a number of possible arrangements. The work sofa’s modular structure is ideal for a number of purposes, including conferencing, collaborative work and creating a private space.


2016 signifies our 10 year anniversary, as Prooff was launched at the 2006 Biennale Interieur (Kortrijk). To celebrate this we’d love to share our insights and inspiration on the progressive and innovative workspace with you. All in list form, because who doesn't love a good list! Check out all the lists here and celebrate with us using #Prooff10

 

Photo: WorkSofa by Studio Makkink & Bey

Like what you see? See the pieces that make the story.

Creating space for focused and collaborative work. Related news.