Learning from and in a building: the knitknot solution

In April 2016, knitknot — an international collective of architects, urban planners, artists, and thinkers — unveiled plans for a low-cost school. The design team were crowdfunding the project, and were seeking $24,000 to complete the scheme. More than two years later, having secured the required funds, the architects behind the ambitious project have shared […] Read more

Manhattanville: Renzo Piano’s Columbia University campus

In the heart of New York City, Manhattanville by Renzo Piano is taking shape. Manhattanville is the new Columbia University campus. The long-term master plan will be completed in successive phases, the first of which includes the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, the Lenfest Center for the Arts, and the newly completed University Forum. While […] Read more

The end of compartmentalisation in school environments

According to architects BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), the design for WeGrow — the first school of office-sharing brand WeWork — seeks to ‘undo the compartmentalisation often found in traditional school environments and reinforces the significance of engaging kids in an interactive environment.’ Modular classrooms, tree houses, and a vertical farm have been designed by BIG […] Read more

Talent management improves business results

McKinsey & Company have executed a global survey with the outcome that talent management improves business results. According to respondents, organisations with effective talent management programmes have a better chance of outperforming competitors than other companies. The survey also tried to identify specific practices that are an indication of a successful talent management strategy. There is […] Read more

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