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When architects create the ‘office of the future’ with no restraints

In September 2013, U.S. commercial real estate firm Vornado/Charles E. Smith challenged architects with creating offices of the future—with no design restraints whatsoever. The only direction was to create the office of the future that could be used today—and to keep it within a reasonable budget. The six firms—FOX Architects, OTJ Architects, Perkins + Will, […] Read more

Telework because of snow saves more than costs of implementing telework

The severe winter storms this season has led the U.S. Federal government to close Washington-area agencies four times. According to figures released Monday by Global Workplace Analytics and Telework Research Network, telework has saved federal agencies USD 32 million in productivity over the four days since December that D.C.-area federal offices have been closed due […] Read more

Martela and Framery extend cooperation

Finnish producer of professional furniture Martela and interior phone booth maker Framery will extend their cooperation in acoustic phone booth and small conference room solutions. “Activity-based offices provide a platform for a range of functions and interaction for employees, customers and stakeholders. Modern offices must support the needs of people engaged in different types of […] Read more

The top architecture and design trends for 2014 according to Perkins+Will

Global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will has published its 2014 Design+Insights Report. The firm asked its 1,500 employees worldwide to contribute to a global forecasting survey that provides a vision of what’s on the horizon for architecture and design. Perkins+Will grouped the findings under five main categories: Design + Resiliency: Designers will focus on creating […] Read more

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