Nowadays, some buildings such as offices and schools have open-space design instead of separate rooms. Why is it so? Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

It is increasingly common to see
places and schools have open space designs, there are many reasons why
style of architecture is popular with the major reason being
that is
low cost and I believe it is more of a negative trend than a positive one.
To begin
, the popularity of open floor designs is on a rise in most
cities mainly
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cities, mainly
because it is cheaper to construct than the alternative. Presently, the cost of making older style offices has
skyrocketed leaving
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skyrocketed, leaving
most companies with the option of using
open plan
the open plan
an open plan
for offices or schools.
, in the
the state of being absent
of doors and walls
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more staffs can
in the
space available, desks are joined together or separated by
small amount
a small amount
of room. Building offices with open floor plans is a negative development because it leads to a noisy environment where the staff would not be able to concentrate properly on the task at hand
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, the perpetually
full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds
atmosphere could make one easily agitated.
, with
type of design, communicable diseases can easily spread from person to person because a large number of people are utilizing the same air. According to Business Daily Magazine, a lot of staffs at Google office in Abuja who were at the
an area that is approximately central within some larger region
of the Monkey Pox outbreak
year were inclined to believe that if they were not
to a very great extent or degree
tightly packed in their office
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the disease would not have spread as fast as it did. To conclude, the main reason for the surge in the presence of open plan offices and schools is its cheap cost.
, the fact that
floor design leads to poor concentration due to noise, thereby reducing
output, and
facilitates the quick spread of communicable diseases makes it a negative development.
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