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  • Seven things you may not know about patterns

    Posted on August 18, 2017 by admin

    We’ve written before about how patterns influence the way we design workplaces, and not just in terms of the materials and finishes we choose. The human drive to find meaning in the world is nothing more or less than the drive to identify and interpret patterns in all that we see. So here are seven things […]

  • Fresh Workspace director completes 102 mile charity walk

    Posted on April 20, 2017 by admin

    Fresh Workspace Director Paul Goodchild and his wife Rachel have completed their six day trek along the 102 miles of the Cotswold Way to raise money for a South West based homeless charity. As of today, the walk has raised more than £3,600 for the charity, smashing the target by more than 20 percent and […]

  • The blurred boundaries between the city and the modern workplace

    Posted on August 17, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    A two-way exchange of DNA between the city and the offices that occupy it demands a new approach from occupiers, employees, workplace designers and the commercial property sector if they are all to thrive in this strange, new, unbounded world. The nature of modern work means that the city is now just as much a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Three ways in which work is moving outside offices and into new domains

    Posted on June 25, 2015 by Paul Goodchild

    Headlines about the world’s accelerating taste for skyscrapers tend to be dominated by the big numbers. This is a world in which size is important, but get behind the focus on height and you find some very interesting data about the rapid and significant changes in what these tall buildings are actually for and how […]

  • How patterns tap into our instincts to help us be more creative and happy

    Posted on February 11, 2015 by Charles Marks


    The ability to recognise patterns is innate. We do it instinctively and often unconsciously. We look for patterns and where none exist we impose them, grouping things together according to their colour, shape, texture, number, taste, smell, touch or function and our own pattern psychology. We do this to make sense of the world and […]