• Stamatina Th. RassiaEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)


Focusing, in this research, on increasing occupants’ daily physical activity (i.e. the effort of movement by, for instance ascending stairs) has suggested the importance of designing for architectural “rewards” for movement. In relating occupant trips through the office architectural layout characteristics, this research considers spaces for their relation to spatial navigation and visual gratification that could offer a psychological and physical benefit. A spatial attraction of different activities and occupancy levels may lead to an indoor design articulation of office spaces. Attractors, links and rewards for movement follow the contemporary issues of flexibility of office occupancy and employee interaction.


Architecture Occupant activity Office-space management Challenges 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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