The Nanxun Blossom Hill Hotel Is Inspired by the Concept of “Hidden”

The Nanxun Blossom Hill Hotel Is Inspired by the Concept of “Hidden”

The Nanxun Blossom Hill is a boutique hotel tucked away in Zhouzhuang, China that’s been recently renovated by Dariel Studio. Inspired by the quiet, hidden beauty of nature found in Nanxun and its Southern China style gardens, the interior design studio combines contemporary western design with the heritage of the building and site for a tranquil retreat away from the busy city life of Shanghai.

On Coworking: An Interview with Gensler Seattle’s Principal and Design Director Susana Covarrubias

On Coworking: An Interview with Gensler Seattle’s Principal and Design Director Susana Covarrubias

Over the last decade we’ve watched the concept of coworking move from being a fringe idea to a global movement. Whether they are offices built primarily for coworking or those that incorporate specific elements into traditional environments, the concept has been cemented into the canon of office and workplace design.

Perkins+Will's San Francisco Office Certified LEED Platinum

Perkins+Will's San Francisco Office Certified LEED Platinum

The San Francisco office of Perkins+Will was recently certified LEED Platinum by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

The project’s rigorous performance goals were achieved with a holistic sustainable design approach. The primary design principle was to employ passive strategies to limit solar gain, encourage natural ventilation, and harvest daylight.

My 400-Person Company Has A Great Work Culture, And We All Work Remotely

My 400-Person Company Has A Great Work Culture, And We All Work Remotely

When we think of “culture,” so much of that is tied to a physical location. And that’s just as true of work cultures as urban ones. But here at Goodway Group, a digital marketing company with over 400 U.S.-based employees, we have a work culture that’s earned high marks on Glassdoor and kudos from Fortune‘s Great Place to Work initiative and the Society for Human Resource Management—and we all work from home. In fact, around a dozen of our team members live in RVs.

Stantec to acquire RNL Design

Stantec to acquire RNL Design

Global design firm Stantec will strengthen the coast-to-coast reach of its US Buildings practice while broadening its civic and commercial capabilities through the acquisition of RNL, a Denver-based, 134-person integrated architectural, interior and urban design firm. A recognized industry authority in transit facilities, urban design, workplace, civic, higher education, and mixed-use facilities, RNL also embraces a companywide strength in sustainable design.

TWEET STREAM THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017

Curated tweets for today.

KimballOffice Custom table with KORE and Dwell at our New York showroom. Photo by @milieu. Space by @o_plus_a. #kimballoffice #design #interiordesign pic.twitter.com/wcvHrw1NG2 Jun 22, 2017, 4:10 PM

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Custom table with KORE and Dwell at our New York showroom. Photo by @milieu. Space by @o_plus_a. #kimballoffice #design #interiordesign pic.twitter.com/wcvHrw1NG2
Jun 22, 2017, 4:10 PM

mHUBChicago Thank you #ABIdotCHI for the panel on Immersion of Tech into Real Estate with @DroneMediaChi, @properties, and @CannonDesign! @TechweekCHI pic.twitter.com/EtF62AOI2g Jun 22, 2017, 3:01 PM

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Thank you #ABIdotCHI for the panel on Immersion of Tech into Real Estate with @DroneMediaChi, @properties, and @CannonDesign! @TechweekCHI pic.twitter.com/EtF62AOI2g
Jun 22, 2017, 3:01 PM

Inside_Source @genslersanjose @allsteel and @insidesource_bayarea teaming up at the #InsideSource San Jose showroom! pic.twitter.com/0fcgOiJenB Jun 22, 2017, 4:01 PM

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@genslersanjose @allsteel and @insidesource_bayarea teaming up at the #InsideSource San Jose showroom! pic.twitter.com/0fcgOiJenB
Jun 22, 2017, 4:01 PM

jspille @oneworkplace create spaces that INSPIRE people & send a message. Design to behavior @johnghinds @RackGivesBack @ibceendy @crobinattech pic.twitter.com/khDjL9pPtC Jun 22, 2017, 3:38 PM

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@oneworkplace create spaces that INSPIRE people & send a message. Design to behavior @johnghinds @RackGivesBack @ibceendy @crobinattech pic.twitter.com/khDjL9pPtC
Jun 22, 2017, 3:38 PM

open_sq What a beautiful Seattle Day to deliver some new workspaces! pic.twitter.com/SVcgeyfE0H Jun 22, 2017, 3:22 PM

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What a beautiful Seattle Day to deliver some new workspaces! pic.twitter.com/SVcgeyfE0H
Jun 22, 2017, 3:22 PM

humanscale Thanks @archpaper for naming Humanscale’s QuickStand Eco, one of the “Can’t Miss Products from this Year’s NeoCon!” bit.ly/2tGeKaB pic.twitter.com/rLzop5i42R Jun 22, 2017, 2:32 PM

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Thanks @archpaper for naming Humanscale’s QuickStand Eco, one of the “Can’t Miss Products from this Year’s NeoCon!” bit.ly/2tGeKaB pic.twitter.com/rLzop5i42R
Jun 22, 2017, 2:32 PM

HDR_Inc Congrats to the design team of @NStar360's new classroom! We couldn't be more proud! hdrinc.com/news-and-event… #hdrfoundation pic.twitter.com/nyRJ3f6sW9 Jun 22, 2017, 1:55 PM

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Congrats to the design team of @NStar360's new classroom! We couldn't be more proud! hdrinc.com/news-and-event… #hdrfoundation pic.twitter.com/nyRJ3f6sW9
Jun 22, 2017, 1:55 PM

JSIfurniture We couldn't resist posting this group selfie from the Wit Party! #tbt #goodtimes #lovewhatyoudo pic.twitter.com/btzAZaClUQ Jun 22, 2017, 1:02 PM

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We couldn't resist posting this group selfie from the Wit Party! #tbt #goodtimes #lovewhatyoudo pic.twitter.com/btzAZaClUQ
Jun 22, 2017, 1:02 PM

camira We have @KinnarpsGroup at our HQ today enjoying a trend workshop, creating nature inspired mood boards! #Trend pic.twitter.com/WkTEir4JpP Jun 22, 2017, 10:10 AM

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We have @KinnarpsGroup at our HQ today enjoying a trend workshop, creating nature inspired mood boards! #Trend pic.twitter.com/WkTEir4JpP
Jun 22, 2017, 10:10 AM

HDRarchitecture Four short words that help us move towards more thoughtful classroom design by @june_hanley: hdrinc.com/insights/desig… pic.twitter.com/z3QewAuAU1 Jun 22, 2017, 9:00 AM

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Four short words that help us move towards more thoughtful classroom design by @june_hanley: hdrinc.com/insights/desig… pic.twitter.com/z3QewAuAU1
Jun 22, 2017, 9:00 AM

honcompany Thanks for letting us host! MT @inscapepublico: Thanks @honcompany for hosting Creative Thinking for #Nonprofits! pic.twitter.com/LHSZUSFsKh Jun 22, 2017, 8:50 AM

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Thanks for letting us host! MT @inscapepublico: Thanks @honcompany for hosting Creative Thinking for #Nonprofits! pic.twitter.com/LHSZUSFsKh
Jun 22, 2017, 8:50 AM

teknion Our desks helped @25NCoworking create a culture of growth & collaboration in a shared #workplace bit.ly/2rhhRny @dailyherald Jun 22, 2017, 7:45 AM

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Our desks helped @25NCoworking create a culture of growth & collaboration in a shared #workplace bit.ly/2rhhRny @dailyherald
Jun 22, 2017, 7:45 AM

rfddesign New @Boss_Design seating just arrived for our @TheBeaconHull @rradarLegal project.... #excited #office #design pic.twitter.com/ZpRDkSVxaA Jun 22, 2017, 4:31 AM

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New @Boss_Design seating just arrived for our @TheBeaconHull @rradarLegal project.... #excited #office #design pic.twitter.com/ZpRDkSVxaA
Jun 22, 2017, 4:31 AM

Dezeen Co-working company @WeWork pledges $20 million to support emerging designers and entrepreneurs: on.dezeen.com/eRvbTE pic.twitter.com/vSpq4TwjaZ Jun 22, 2017, 3:19 AM

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Co-working company @WeWork pledges $20 million to support emerging designers and entrepreneurs: on.dezeen.com/eRvbTE pic.twitter.com/vSpq4TwjaZ
Jun 22, 2017, 3:19 AM

Why hospitals are looking to architects to minimize length of stay

Why hospitals are looking to architects to minimize length of stay

Hospitals and health systems in the U.S. are increasingly examining the design and aesthetic of their facility to appeal to patients and potentially shorten inpatient stays, according to a CNN report.

The approach, known as evidence-based design, compels architectural designers and hospital officials to contemplate "the tiniest of details," like minimizing the distance between the nurses' station and patient rooms, perfecting acoustics and selecting hardware to improve infection control, according to the report

Peak Performance

Peak Performance

A considered approach to office design could help employees become even more productive - so why are so many companies still getting it wrong? Organizations are realizing that they are fighting a war for talent. As that intensifies, employees are behaving more like customers, being choosy about who they work for and looking for organizations that convey particular values and culture through their workplace. What they’re looking for is more humanity in the office and environments that energize them and connect them with the organizations values – and one another.

Steelcase Recognized as One of the Most Civic-Minded Companies in the U.S. for a Second Year

Steelcase Recognized as One of the Most Civic-Minded Companies in the U.S. for a Second Year

Steelcase was recognized today as one of the most community-minded companies in the nation as a part of the Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light. The company’s expansive involvement in community programs – including a mix of volunteered time, product/service donations and financial gifts – led to the recognition, which Steelcase also earned in 2016.

Watch: Sedia Systems June 2017 JumpSeat Collection Video

Watch: Sedia Systems June 2017 JumpSeat Collection Video

Jumpseat Collection is a complete line of seating that can be used anywhere space is at a premium. Each version of the patented JumpSeat builds on the same baseline features. The JumpSeat’s innovative design combined with its space-saving and streamlined characteristics are perfect for the healthcare, corporate, education, retail and residential markets. The JumpSeat Collection consists of the JumpSeat, JumpSeat 90, JumpSeat Wall and the new JumpSeat Emerge.

Steelcase 1Q Sales Inch Forward

Steelcase 1Q Sales Inch Forward

Revenue increased 2 percent, or approximately 4 percent on an organic basis, in the first quarter compared to the prior year, while orders increased 1 percent.  The Americas posted revenue growth of 3 percent, which included revenue from a very large project in the manufacturing sector.  Orders in the Americas declined 3 percent compared to the prior year, driven by reduced demand from large customers.  

ATTRIBUTES OF BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE AND THEIR IMPACT ON WORKPLACE DESIGN

ATTRIBUTES OF BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE AND THEIR IMPACT ON WORKPLACE DESIGN

Buildings are by far the most permanent part of the workplace. With an average lifespan of about 80 years, many buildings outlive the occupants they serve.

Recent construction trends favor wild designs, featuring buildings that push the boundaries of engineering, market return and consumer popularity. Buildings are also redefining height limitations; at least eight of the world’s tallest buildings are planned to top out within the next five years.

Half of UK employees say the workplace has a negative impact on their wellbeing

Half of UK employees say the workplace has a negative impact on their wellbeing

UK employers are falling short of fully supporting mental health in the workplace, with half of UK employees say their workplace has a negative impact on their physical, mental and financial wellbeing, a new survey claims. And according to the Global Employee Benefits Watch 2017/18 from Thomsons Online Benefits of over 2,000 office workers around the world, multinational organizations are not using benefits effectively to improve employee wellbeing and provide a positive workplace experience. Almost 40 percent of employees cite improving mental wellbeing as a life goal, yet less than half of those (18 percent), feel that their benefits scheme supports this. The situation is similar for those wanting to get fit and healthy; 44 percent of employees are keen to do this, yet less than half of them (20 percent) say their employer is helping them to fulfill this ambition.

NeoCon Top 10: Privacy and Acoustics Triumphantly Return to the Workplace

NeoCon Top 10: Privacy and Acoustics Triumphantly Return to the Workplace

Last week, the A&D industry gathered in Chicago at the Merchandise Mart for the 49th annual contract furnishings fair known as NeoCon, and Architizer was there to scour the show to discover the best new products ranging from seating and desking to lighting and flooring. Because there’s a lot of ground to cover, we’re splitting our NeoCon recap into six roundups beginning with the best of acoustical and privacy products.