Design

How To Hack The Open Office

Open offices are under attack. What began as a collaboration dream has now evolved into a privacy-lacking, distracting reality. But thanks to a variety of contemporary design ideas, operators and occupiers can make the most of open-plan offices without compromising on privacy.

By: Cecilia Amador

February 14, 2019

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Designing Flexible, Human-Focused Workspaces: A Q&A With Area’s Kathryn O’Callaghan-Mills

Area’s design director, Kathryn O’Callaghan-Mills, shares why it’s important to understand a company’s culture before designing a space and how design can be used to foster community.

By: Cat Johnson

February 12, 2019

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The 5 Most Innovative Workplace Products Presented At Paperworld 2019

Human-centric design is here to stay, but how does this impact workspace amenities? We run down 5 innovative workplace products that are beginning to appear in workspaces around the world.

By: Cecilia Amador

February 7, 2019

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5 Ways To Embrace Biophilia In The Workplace And Why You Should

Biophilic design translates into a better workplace experience, but it’s not just about adding plants. From essential oils to your choice of wallpaper, here are five easy ways to embrace biophilia into your workspace without breaking the bank.

By: Cecilia Amador

February 6, 2019

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The Modern Workplace Is About Balancing “Me” And “We” Spaces

At the Paperworld 2019 Future Office conference in Frankfurt, discussion focused on how the modern workplace combines “me” (private) and “we” (shared) spaces.

By: Cecilia Amador

February 5, 2019

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Paperworld 2019: How ‘Activating’ A Space Leads To Greater Collaboration

At Paperworld’s Future Office conference in Germany, speakers discussed how to ‘activate’ a workspace by focusing on the needs of its occupiers.

By: Cecilia Amador

January 29, 2019

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Human-Focused Design Drives Flexible Workplace Trends In 2019

Allwork.Space spoke with Emily Dunn, workplace knowledge consultant for Herman Miller, to learn more about what’s in store for the flexible workplace in the coming year.

By: Carolyn Cirillo

January 23, 2019

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The Office Is Killing Us: How Workplace Design Helps Combat Sedentary Behavior

Sedentary lifestyles are killing us. It should be natural for the workplace to promote healthier lifestyles, but it’s not all about yoga and fitness classes — simply having visibility of a communal area or cafe, and a feeling of space, can encourage more activity and lower the risk of health problems.

By: Cecilia Amador

January 8, 2019

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The Impact Of Design On Productivity In Coworking Environments

A new study has found that 21% of workers would be more productive in a better designed workplace. In light of the research, Mark Phillips, co-founder of workplace design specialists K2 Space, discusses how office design can have a significant impact on productivity.

By: Guest Contributor

November 26, 2018

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5 Workplace Wellness Programs That Are Easy To Implement

Allwork.Space spoke with Jon Cohn, CEO and co-founder of Fitspot Wellness, to learn how coworking operators can implement wellness programs in their workspace. As well as physical health benefits, wellness programs can also increase engagement and happiness in the workplace.

By: Cecilia Amador

November 20, 2018

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“Mad Man” Converts Military Hospital to Coworking Space

Can a former military hospital become a viable coworking space? Andre Duval is betting it can. Here’s the story of his five-year quest to transform a late 19th century building into Stokers, a new workspace that opened for business in September.

By: Carolyn Cirillo

November 19, 2018

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Workplace Design: It’s Not About Size, It’s About People And Purpose

Allwork.Space spoke with Brigitte Preston, workplace design specialist at Perkins+Will, to learn more about the link between design and community. Preston explains how the design of a space facilitates interactions, which can greatly influence the success of your workspace community.

By: Cecilia Amador

November 16, 2018

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Gensler: “Designing For The Human Experience Is The Future Of Design”

Gensler’s design forecast, ‘Shaping the Future of Cities’, reinforces the idea that the future of work is all about the human experience. Here are the 6 main trends that will influence the future of workplace design, according to Gensler.

By: Cecilia Amador

November 2, 2018

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Natural Light: The Secret Ingredient For A Happy Workplace

Access to natural light is one of the most valued attributes of a workplace Lack of natural light in the…

By: Jo Meunier (née Disney)

September 7, 2018

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The 3 Attributes That Optimize Physical, Cognitive And Emotional Wellbeing In The Workplace

Well-designed workplaces communicate appropriate nonverbal messages. A good workspace allows people to coordinate with the task at hand. When people…

By: Carolyn Cirillo

August 31, 2018

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