Workplace

31 January, 2019

All aboard! Interface’s new Sydney HQ transforms a heritage-listed railway building

After taking +Positive spaces around the world, Interface is designing the change it wants to see in the world in its new headquarters in Sydney, Australia. As the commercial sector continues to expand and claim its rightful space on the global design stage, “adaptability” and “flexibility” have become favourite buzzwords. With the concept of the…

26 November, 2018

A New Global Headquarters Designed For…Customers

We recently kicked off a series of articles on the construction of Interface’s new global headquarters, focusing on the overall design and unique elements of the building. More than just a place to work, the new headquarters conveys where we’ve been, where we are today and where we want to go next as a company. Every element in the development of the space was carefully planned with specific users, function, design and sustainability initiatives in mind. In this post, we’re focusing on a very important audience: our customers.

19 November, 2018

From Rendering to Reality: Navigating the Construction of a New Global Headquarters

When you embark on the process of renovating an office space or even building new, everything is important. From design and space considerations down to building materials and fabric selections, there are so many variables to juggle — and that’s just pre-occupancy.

29 September, 2017

The True Cost of Noise

Dead silence can be an intimidating working environment. Some sound in any workplace is generally desirable: pleasing background sounds like the gentle, indecipherable babble of colleagues speaking, one’s own choice of music or perhaps the sounds of nature coming through an open window. However, much of the sound in typical workplaces is undesirable: ringing phones,…

22 September, 2017

Using the BRE Biophilic Office Project to Study the Benefits of Biophilic Design

Biophilic Design as a key aspect of health and wellbeing is moving up the built environment agenda fast – and for good reason. With high rates of urbanisation, a rise in stress related illness and an increasing level of technological proliferation – it seems that we are moving ever further from the natural elements that…

20 March, 2017

Futurespace and SCA Design help Cisco Systems Get Agile

While commissioning designers and architects to design a space is often a collaboration with the client, it is not often that the client themselves are the experts. Cisco Systems, a company that has made its name as the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, commissioned Sydney-based design studio Futurespace and Singapore-based studio SCA Design…

15 December, 2016

Attracting New Talent and Maintaining a Happy Workforce

The era of nomadic working is shifting. Recent studies, including Peldon Rose’s Summer 2016 Happy Office survey, have found that working remotely can leave employees feeling increasing disconnected from colleagues and community. 66% of people found that their productivity decreased outside the connectivity of the workplace. With the return of an office-based culture; how can…

9 September, 2016

Top Trends for the Future of Workspaces

These are the big trends we’re seeing regarding the future of workspaces. 1. Co-Working A proliferation of co-working venues with sophisticated and comprehensive amenities previously only found in high-end corporate fitouts. Internationally renowned British designer, Tom Dixon, has recently designed Interchange, a purpose-built co-working space in Camden, London – three shiny glass and metal buildings…