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Month: October 2015

  • How designers copy nature to create new and extraordinary forms

    Posted on October 28, 2015 by Charles Marks

    Humans have a long track record of turning to Nature for inspiration. When Leonardo da Vinci turned his mind to the challenge of acquiring the power of flight for mankind, his sketches show he believed the solution lay in mimicking the form and function of bat wings. We’ve learned a lot about aerodynamics since the […]

  • How organic design reflects the way people move around a building

    Posted on October 17, 2015 by Charles Marks

    The story goes that, after Rem Koolhaas had been appointed to design the McCormick Tribune Campus Center at the Illinois Institute of technology in 2003, the legendary architect noticed how students had created their own pathways between the existing buildings on the site. The site of the new building included a field in which they […]

  • Four of the world’s most important office design trends

    Posted on October 14, 2015 by Charles Marks

    What has become increasingly apparent over recent years is that the forces that drive the latest trends in workplace thinking are truly global. But what is also pretty clear is that they are reshaped by local cultures and legislation as well, which mean their outcomes can be somewhat different on a practical level. One reason […]

  • 100% Design show mapped out the future path for office design

    Posted on October 8, 2015 by Charles Marks

    The last few years have been marked by something of an existential crisis for the office and the next few will no doubt be exactly the same. For a long time now, the media have been asking questions about the potential death of the office but frankly we’ve been hearing this talk for over a quarter of […]