Visitors to Airbnb can choose from either a day-time tour or a night-time option with dinner on campus.
The nascent years of new ways of working in the late 80s and early 90s coincided with a widely held but soon to be discarded belief that the Japanese had cracked management practices.
The practice of sharing workstations with fellow workers is making people increasingly unhappy, according to a survey of more than 1,000 office workers by real estate firm Savills.
For architects and designers, creating an office space is increasingly becoming about more than rows of desks and access to natural light. Greater understanding of our mental and physical wellbeing and the impact on our performance is affecting how spaces are conceived and designed – and the global attention now on the threat of climate change means the construction industry are reckoning with the impact the industry is having.
The principles behind this complex situation have been known to us for a long time, at least since the 1970s when Frank Duffy first introduced the world to his ideas about the physical and temporal layers of the building – in his terminology the ‘shell, services, scenery and sets’ which anticipates Stewart Brand’s own take on the interplay of building layers.
HOK’s Workplace group has just released their annual report which explores a crucial issue in workplace and interior design. “HOK Forward: Tech Workplace Takes Center Stage” investigates the distinct threats and challenges facing the tech sector and how these same challenges are affecting all companies, regardless of the industry in which they operate.
How can leaders create the positive effects of nature within the urban environments in which reside many of the leading global businesses?
Rather than just retailing a catalog of mix-and-match prefab storage boxes (although they do that, too), Hollman brands itself as a high-end interior architecture designer that creates bespoke, commissioned solutions that fit individual clients’ needs.
A number of recent studies have highlighted how the design of an office can either impede or boost employee relationships and output – and it’s not hard to understand why.
Noisy, distracting, toxic and disastrous. These are just a few words that have been used to describe open plan office layouts.
Landlords and developers are growing familiar with the idea that the workplace must be inclusive. That means finding space for the young and the old, for extroverts and introverts, women and men and for people with disabilities. But few have got to grips with the idea of the dementia-friendly workspace.
The debate around “open” workplaces continues to generate significant attention — but often lacking the nuance required for productive debate.
Each day you can generally find somebody or other sharing their thoughts on ‘the office of the future’ or ‘the death of the office’.
We should all count ourselves privileged to witness first-hand the most dramatic changes in working practices in over two hundred years.
Can developing spaces and furnishings dominated by curved contours improve the emotional well-being of a building’s occupants?
Why a focus on fresh air design strategies and outdoor workspace will help rejuvenate employees and reinforce a positive workplace culture.