Changing Spaces: Use visual indicators, not level changes, to mark spatial transitions
Materials can be used to indicate different spaces and functions. Carpet, a soft sound-absorbing surface, is used in the work area, while corridors and circulation spaces are indicated with wooden flooring.
This subtle carving has been used to identify a threshold from a circulation space into a gallery.
Different types of spaces can be marked by material and colour changes. In this case, a wooden floor is used for circulation areas, grey carpet is for open-plan office space, and green carpet marks private meeting rooms.