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The Office Park facility is designed to improve the working conditions of those who telecommute, and to aid companies which have expanded beyond their environs, officespacewise.
Large hills, if not already existing, are built around the edges of large parks. This is something that really should be
done anyways, to shield visitors from the sights and sounds of the city and provide any adjacent homeowners with a bit of privacy in their backyards. Vehicle parking is also shielded from park view (which is also something that generally should be done).
Spaces on the inside slope can be rented on a daily basis: basic hookups for electricity, telephone (the number has to be forwarded from the renter's regular line) and internet is provided, from 6am to 10pm, for anybody to pull up, unhitch and emplace their Office or Studio Zorb [*]
All in all, a refreshing view and atmosphere for people to work in, and for park visitors an artistically surreal scattering of silver balls on a far hill.
[*] not a bouncy Zorb... actually not a Zorb at all: a lightly silvered, one piece (except the door) 8' lucite globe, into which an office or studio-for-one is built, that can be transported on a general-purpose trailer.
Might start to look like one of these places...
[RayfordSteele, Mar 17 2010]
Office Park Units
Rustic, Environmentally Unobtrusive Office Module [jurist, Mar 17 2010]
||//CBD trailer park// well... not really, just office/studios inside silvered bubbles on a hillside.
||We could call them Hooverhills.
||[jurist] I read that link (the garden pod) the other week: it was partial inspiration. The advantage of a spherical room is that you can plunk it down anywhere and, if it doesn't roll away, it will look the same no matter what slope it's on, whereas with any other design the hill has to be cut into or the shed has to be propped up.
||But with a silver sphere, there's no intrusion of design elements onto the landscape... it's the 'little black dress' of enclosure design.