People want noise to be like red wine, a good thing in moderation.
We dug out an old magazine with ideas about wellbeing from 45 years ago - this is what it had to say about the state of design
This definition of hospitality, “The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers”, applies to any decent hotel you can think of, but it doesn’t stop there – it’s unstoppable, says Steve Gale.
This is not an “activity-based workplace” — or is it? Words are great parcels of meaning, but they sometimes need a bit of unwrapping.
People in offices work at desks, don’t they? But even a quick glance around most offices reveals an awful lot of empty ones. Observation surveys show desk occupation rates of about 50% on average – it’s never much higher.
Moira Moser discusses the value of LEED in the workplace, the development of the design industry and the future of sustainable design.