Open office spaces are becoming increasingly more common. Although great for team collaboration, this work environment poses issues when it comes to confidential phone calls.
Our modern take on the phone booth provides a comfortable, sound-proof space for private conversations. Originally designed and built for the beautiful Mosaic Centre in Edmonton, the booths are now available to other clients on a made-to-order basis.
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Located in the Edmonton, the Mosaic Centre is the farthest north net-zero commercial building on planet earth. Like many new offices, the building is based on large open spaces with very few walls creating a great team building and collaborative environment. However, the Mosaic Family of Companies recognized that there were still times where privacy was needed, and approached us to design a solution.
Initially, we proposed two different concepts: a series of built in booths with folding doors, and booths that were completely self contained and could be moved around the office if necessary. The aesthetic and function of the concepts was taken from the playful, outgoing context that exists in the Mosaic Centre. It was decided that the self-contained booth was a better fit, so we began prototyping and refining the design.
As sustainability is of the utmost importance to the Mosaic Family of Companies, we had to carefully consider both the materials and functional properties of the final design. As such, the fabrication of the booth was all completed locally in Edmonton. In order to ensure that no additional energy was wasted, the electrical components inside the booth are controlled automatically by a pressure sensitive switch in the seat.
We built two mock-up prototypes and one fully functional prototype that was tested in the office space over a period of several months. After we gathered results from the test and client feedback, we made a final round of design improvements prior to moving into production. The features of the final booth include: magnetic door closure with a rubber gasket for improved sound proofing, interior sound-dampened wall panel, a pressure sensitive switch which controls a small internal fan for airflow and a LED light, integrated seat, desk with standard electrical plug, and a whiteboard. The exterior of the booth is a maple veneer, while the interior is laminate. We are now producing the phone booths on a made-to-order basis, which allows us to offer a great deal of customization to clients. This includes a variety of interior and exterior finishes, upholstery, as well as colour combinations to suit any interior.