Thinker cell in the room-in-room principle as a self-sufficient room element

Group office

The group office creates team zones behind floor-to-ceiling hallway walls. Four or more workstations are combined in one room. Room sizes are adjusted to the team sizes. Conversely, this also means that these walls must be easily changeable to accommodate changing team strengths. Current forms of group offices often use glass walls to increase transparency and optimize communication. The aim is to bring the advantages of the open space into the house and at the same time shield from disruptive influences from the lively central zone.


  • almost closed office landscape
  • Separation of teams
  • uniform work areas
  • moderate transparency, hardly any visual connections
  • short distances in the team
  • bad acoustics
  • low flexibility
  • moderate land use

Setting up a combination zone is also an option here

At this point it is noticeable that modern interpretations, whatever the shape of the office space, create central zones based on the model of the combination office. Of course, this doesn't always have to be as generous as shown here. For higher densities, the middle zone will be at least partially reduced to a hallway and workplaces will be set up in a second row. Nevertheless, just as a market square forms the socio-cultural center of every town, such a zone belongs in a modern office world. Teams can communicate undisturbed. There are good conditions for team spirit and teamwork. The workplace itself, however, offers moderate opportunities for retreat. The group office is particularly problematic acoustically. The team rooms are usually not large enough to generate a self-generated background noise (noise of the employees working). The double provision of transport routes has a negative impact on land use.

smart office

Experts use the term smart office to describe a diverse office landscape that offers the user specialized work areas.

acoustic office

We call an “acoustic office” an office room form derived from open space. Acoustic installations eliminate weak points.

open space

open space is the contemporary name for office spaces that do not require any walls. Without appropriate measures, communication becomes a problem.

business club

The business club is an open office world, flavored with the vision of an English club. You're a member, but you're not always there.

cell office

The cubicle office consists of floor-to-ceiling closed office spaces that are lined up along the facade and form a hallway that is only a traffic route.


The group office creates team zones behind floor-to-ceiling hallway walls. Four or more workstations are combined in one room.

combined office

The combination office consists of standardized and small single rooms along the facade. The resulting hallway is a team zone.