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Month: September 2015

  • Why we should disbelieve the hype about the death of the office

    Posted on September 30, 2015 by Charles Marks

    We’ve been hearing about the death of the office for at least a couple of decades now.  One of the latest reports to write its obituary arrives courtesy of PwC. The Future of Work: A Journey to 2022 claims that a quarter of 10,000 people surveyed in the UK, Finland, and Germany believe that the […]

  • Using workplace design to make buildings inclusive for everybody

    Posted on September 17, 2015 by Charles Marks

    Part Three of the Disability Discrimination Act appears to have turned into one of those pieces of legislation that often generates understanding of what it actually is in inverse proportion to the amount of press coverage it generates. In part, this is down to bandwagon-jumping commercial interests who inadvertently or otherwise tend to obscure the […]

  • Weighing up the pros and cons of the BREEAM environmental standard

    Posted on September 15, 2015 by Charles Marks

    For some years now there has been a growing awareness of the need to improve the environmental performance of buildings. This is closely linked to both the Government’s own international commitments to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent over the next 35 years and the need of organisations to act ethically and cut costs while […]

  • When worlds collide: our 100% Design preview

    Posted on September 3, 2015 by Charles Marks

    The challenge with exhibitions like 100% Design, which takes place in London from 23 to 26 September, is to discern the trends that underlie the wide range of products on display. For 100% Design there is a particular paradox in that while the show is segmented according to specific building types – home, hotel, office, […]