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The Outdoor Office is a project conducted by Jonathan Olivares Design Research (JODR) to explore outdoor workspaces for business and education. View the exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago March 7-July 15.
While portable work tools enable new kinds of workspaces, free from indoor constraints, HVAC and lighting pose financial and environmental burdens. The Outdoor Office seeks to address these problems with new types of outdoor furniture and architectural elements...The design work focuses on adapting existing indoor work scenarios for outdoor conditions and imagining work scenarios that could only exist outdoors.