Today’s culture is fast-moving and constantly evolving, and with that, addressing these changes becomes of vital importance for designers, architects and technology experts.
The Resilient Design Institute defines resilient design as the “intentional design of buildings, landscapes, communities, and regions in response to vulnerabilities” including climate change, resource destruction and other challenges. So how can buildings become more resilient?
At the first-ever Inscape Inspires: A Talk Series, the Canadian office furniture company invited panelists to discuss sustainability, preparing for major technological changes and shifts in workplace design.
Kevin Katigbak, senior workplace strategist at Gensler, said that resilient workplace design should be inclusive for all people. This means designing workspaces that accommodate equality and focus on the experience of the space.
In order to become more sustainable, companies are using coworking spaces and remote working options as they help take up less space, consume less energy and decrease the carbon footprint of the company.
Furthermore, when dealing with resilient technology, businesses require speed, ease of use and solutions that can be used across the organization. Russell Smith, solutions director at DTS, said investing in acoustics and cabling is the best way to design for resilient technology. Still, he explains that it is practically impossible to future-proof technology investments.
“Five years from now, best-in-class technology will be completely different from today,” said Smith.