In the early 2000s, the wireless laptop and the cellphone are transforming spatial patterns once more. With a laptop, anyplace is potentially a workplace. And with wireless connection, anyplace within range of a base station can have network access. This erodes the traditional architectural and urban zoning distinctions among workspace, domestic space, and recreational space. It creates demand for pleasant places, such as café tables, that can informally and temporarily be appropriated as workspace. And, in benign climates, it opens up the possibility of much more intensively and effectively using outdoor space as workspace.
A description of how wireless technology is changing architecture and space design. This document was produced to provide background for the Computer Clubhouse Competition.