When I was reading this chapter, I found an interesting section, which calls “HIDDEN ZONES IN AMERICAN OFFICES”. It says that ” like many people, she had a habit of pushing herself away from her desk and leaning back in her chair to stretch her arms, legs, and spine.” I often do the same action as the female in the reading when I’m working on the desk for a long time, especially when I’m working on the computer. I feel that I’m blunt, and my muscle is atrophying. If I don’t stretch my muscle immediately, I’m afraid I’ll be like that forever! Moreover, I totally agree the description, three hidden zones, which exactly describes the scene in the offices. It happens not only in American offices, but it also happens in Asian offices. I have seen many offices like that; the companies want to make the space efficiently and save the rental, so the officers usually have a small space for each of them. For example the Japanese office and Chinese office.
In this section, it also mentions that “what you can do in it determines how you experience a given space”, and it gave an example about the height of a ceiling. The feelings for low and high ceiling are totally different. A low ceiling let me feel pressurized and unrelaxed, and I also feel that there is no enough air to breath. A high ceiling provides me more space to slow down my brain and relax.
Citation: Hall, Edward T. The Hidden Dimension. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1966. Print.