Design

Bauhaus

Bauhaus at 100: how does its workplace legacy stand up?

The 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus – the legendary German design school widely acknowledged to be the…

kerstin sailer

Sight lines: how seat preference impacts workplace connectivity

Visual connection is a crucial element in our relationship with the physical environment, and how we feel and behave. Visual…

Bloomberg London

Why Bloomberg’s London office is in a class of its own

The Stirling Prize, given annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects, is the design equivalent of a Hollywood Oscar,…

To appreciate its power, should we treat workspace design as a drug?

The search for some concoction or contraption to improve our performance at work is nothing new. Lawyers, bankers and other…

Awe in design has commercial benefits

Can awe-inspiring design features really boost workplace performance?

The inclusion by architects of a genuinely jaw-dropping feature or an awe-inspiring setting in a new office design scheme can…

Data to design

Data to Design: the new information tools for designers

Facilities managers today have a solid and increasingly mature grasp of the practical role of data analytics in their work.…

Royal Society research: another nail in the coffin of open plan?

Is 2018 turning out to be the year in which the global court of opinion finally turns against open plan…

The choice of curves or straight lines is matter of science, not taste

Have you ever wondered why designers give some aspects of the workplace curvy forms and fill other spaces with straight…