Comparative Analysis of Floor Plan Configuration in Coworking Space – Focused on coworking space in Japan

9 page Publication by Jae-Yeong / 재영 Yang / 양 & Jin-Su / 진수 Ko / 고 , , ,
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A Coworking space represents urban working space and a network focal point, which also has high potential for future incorporation and expansion of various functions. Currently, coworking space is expanding, domestically and abroad, in diverse forms, for which, the present study aimed to categorize this into a set range and investigate the differences in spatial structure by each type. First, the present study investigated the layouts of coworking spaces in Japan, that are diverse and in general use, for the purposes of stereotyping them and analyzing the their differences. Types of space were categorized as incubating, coordinating, and networking types, and it was determined that there were differences in the layout structure based on operational objectives of each type. The point of discussion for the present study lies with the fact that, under the hypothesis that urban coworking space projects will expand and differentiate by function in the future, the present study verified that there are differences in spatial structure by type based on actual sharing of common work space and network between users. The present study examined the characteristics of co-working as urban space via analysis of sample case from Japan, the results of which can be used for comparative analysis with domestic situation and as basic data for spatial planning.

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Journal Journal of Urban Policies
Publication Year 2015
Volume 6(1)
Publisher The Korean Association of Urban Policies
ISSN/ISBN 2093-4750

Korean | Discipline Social Science