A lot of Australian building codes don’t actually refer to the maximum number of people a building should fit. That’s what researcher Agustin Chevez found when he started to delve into how a better office might look.
As the type of work we do changes, it becomes less about the tasks you do and more about your reactions to and relations with those you work with, Chevez says.
So you need to be able to tell how many people should ideally fit in a space, but that’s not all. Offices also need to take into account what makes us human, and our varying personalities.