This paper analyzes the well-known piece of modern architecture, Central Baheer Office Building by Hermann Hertzberger by depicting the main elements of the building, style, and its architecture type.
The Central Beheer Administration Building (1967-72) by Hermann Hertzberger in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, is an example of the combination of open-plan and cellular offices (Frampton 1997). In European countries, different organizational patterns, labor laws, and building codes generated a hybrid office plan, resulting in different building forms. Despite changes in office work and technological advances of electronic media and information processing, extensive office building development continues. In the last decade, an increase in the upward building trend in the cosmopolitan areas of Southeast Asia serve as a way to recoup for the high cost of urban land. Never before has the race for the tallest office building created interesting designs in both a structural and an aesthetic sense (Frampton 1997).
At the entrance of Central Beheer (Appendix I), a long and narrow landing stretches out from the building’s basis (Central Beheer Office Building 2008). Integration is compounded when the landing flows out of walls and columns rather than a dividing wall. We not only see the landing physically emerge as inner flooring but also see connection between building and landing. Substantial build-ups and outward filtrations of inner territory occur at Central Beheer, both on the side of street entrance and in columns and bridges of the parking entrance. There is no sense of place, and the zone is fully pervaded by outdoor space. People are able to dwell in the friendly lap of a building.
The architectural view of space proves to be of a very different conceptual character from that of engineering. The difference between this view and that of engineering, however, is that the spaces organized by architects are seen as being populated by human beings rather than by forces. The plan as an overview contains a vision of space that people might inhabit as its core. A reciprocal relationship is established in these drawings between the way in which space has been experienced in existing structures and the way in which it will be experienced in the building being planned. This space is seen, but it is also felt, heard, smelled, and touched. Visions of the whole must be visions of memory carried along with exposure to each new occupation of space. The integration of the whole must occur in the human mind, where it is susceptible to being reshaped by the values of the collected experiences of the inhabitant (Frampton 1997).