open-plan open-plan


  • (adj) (of rooms or buildings) having large rooms with few dividing partitions


  1. For the new study, Lidia Morawska, a physicist at the Queensland Institute of Technology, and her colleagues analyzed printer emissions in a large open-plan office environment.
  2. To provide sunlight that reduces reliance on electrical lighting, environmentally conscious designers tend to favor open-plan workplaces over offices with doors that close.
  3. It's the firm's newest, having opened just two years ago, with a luminous open-plan central building that houses white-collar workers and managers.


  • Grand opening held for C&E Lofts

    Exeter Realty took the 96-year-old, 137,000-square-foot Chittenden & Eastman Building and turned the former furniture business into 104 open-plan loft-style design apartments.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Finance and Commerce


  1. "What I want is lots of open-plan space, and great entertainment and dining areas," Phillips says. "And Mike loves a barbie, so there'll definitely be one of those. I'm not planning on riding much, although I probably won't be able to keep...
    on Dec 5, 2009 By: Zara Phillips Source: Times Online

  2. "It is open-plan, and bringing the garden into the living room was important. That's why these doors took time to find," says Berry. "The digging-out [to increase height] was something. I insisted on that height. The original height was awful...
    on Sep 18, 2009 By: Paul Berry Source: Irish Times

  3. "I really wanted to live in a house that worked for a family," says Camilla, 32, who is a model (she's been on Tatler's front cover) and actress (in Gosford Park and Stardom). "But huge, open-plan spaces make it difficult to concentrate -...
    on May 1, 2009 By: Camilla Rutherford Source:

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