In the second of our new colour blog series, we take a look at green: a colour that creates powerful emotions. It’s a bold and diverse palette that offers tonal changes to reflect the seasons.
In the first of our new colour blog series, we take a look at terracotta: a colour that radiates warmth and happiness, combining the energy and stimulation
When considering return-to-workplace plans, designers must do more than keep people safe – they must also foster new and evolving human behaviours. The question that remains top of mind is: How, exactly?
Our NY+LON Streets collection is inspired by city streets, interconnectivity and familiar industrial architecture.
As countries begin to take tentative steps out of lockdown, we consider 10 possible implications for office life. Too early to be described as predictions, more as food for thought.
A green recovery is one where governments and businesses put the environment at the centre of plans to rebuild the economy. The opportunity – an economic recovery that factors in cutting carbon emissions, protecting biodiversity, and building resilience by working with nature, rather than against it.
Much of the public health guidance for reopening schools and focuses on updated cleaning protocols and changing student and staff behaviours. But knowing how much the built environment can impact student outcomes, we should be giving equal consideration to our facilities.
To see a positive shift in climate change requires a spirit of innovation, inventiveness, and a sense of responsibility. “Turning old into new” is the answer from the Czech architectural office Labor 13, which has built a house from 100% recycled materials.
The Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and the Arc de Triomphe shape the Paris skyline. Lesser known are the chic green spaces that form part of the “Objective: 100 hectares” initiative. Launched in 2016 it aimed is to plant greenery on 100 hectares of building space by the end of 2020.
There is no question that in the months of prolonged isolation and distancing, we’re starting to feel the desire for social connection. The reality is that we need and want to go back to work, which means buildings need to adjust – and quickly. But how can we incorporate health and wellbeing? And what is our responsibility to create that sense of physical and psychological safety in the built environment now and into the future?