What do Google, Amazon and Microsoft have in common? They all use biophilic design in their workplaces. The trending design uses aspects of the natural world to improve the health and wellbeing of the buildings we live and work in.
Australia’s biggest builders and developers create some of the world’s most innovative projects. And whether their buildings offer human-centric design, net zero benchmark or integrated fit outs, they continue to challenge and change the way we live, work and play.
Melbourne doesn’t stay static for very long, which is why Open House Melbourne is still the best bet to peek into some of the city’s most progressive and contemporary spaces. Innovative workplace design is always going places, and this year we visited a strong set of spaces that are changing the way they do business for the better. Here’s our list of the best global-leading spaces to whet your appetite.
Designers of workplace environments need to move away from a “one size fits all” approach based exclusively around open plan spaces, because these workplaces are creating disengagement and alienation among many employees.
In commercial workplace design, there’s plenty of change. Offices are now being influenced by residential and hospitality design, while work continues to grow ever mobile. Even open plan design seems on the way out. We chat to Peter Black, director of independent workplace consultancy, 5Projects, about how facilities managers are navigating the changing landscape.
Bringing natural life into our built environments could be the answer to increasing well being and health in our workplaces.
Millennials are taking over the modern workforce while Baby Boomers remain reluctant to retire until they are debt free. So how do you balance this diverse workplace? And what can we learn from design that will encourage cross-generational collaboration?
Have you ever been in a workplace where it’s so loud you can’t even hear yourself think? It’s a growing issue as more businesses embrace open plan working environments. Here are five top tips to helping your employees block out noisy distractions.
Open-plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and collaboration among workers. But an innovative new study has found that employees in open-plan offices spend 73% less time in face-to-face interactions. Email and messaging use shot up by over 67%.
Research shows that incorporating nature into workplace design has a significant impact on employees’ happiness, wellbeing and productivity. But these global office spaces take it to the next level, with green designs of the highest order each crafted to provide wellbeing and the most serene – and spectacular – working environments for staff. Here are five of the best: