Hospitals are increasingly looking to architects and designers for their expertise in creating healthier interiors free of known chemical hazards. Tools, resources, and experts like the featured “interior intelligence” can guide healthcare leaders towards safer choices in furniture, casework, fabrics, and finishes, so that material choices are in line with the goal of creating a healthy space for workers, patients, and visitors.
Green initiatives, especially when it comes to interior elements such as lighting and furniture, often go well outside the box. The creativity of designers has recently been going into overdrive as the green ‘ubertrend’ finds its way into every ...
Instead of walled-in pens for desks, Bay Colony will have open floor plans to encourage employees to interact with each other, glass walls to let in more sunlight, high-end amenities such as a restaurant and evening wine bar, and an outdoor patio and fire pit.
Some experts recommend taking 10,000 steps a day for optimal health — a number that can be hard to get to on a busy day. Taking a work meeting to the sidewalk is one way to get more daily exercise. But how much walking do we really need?
A perfectly crafted color palette can do wonders for a healthcare facility, whether it’s the product of a new-build project, renovation, or just a bit of rejuvenation.
But determining what shades of paint are best suited for a specific space should be done with plenty of consideration for not only facility type, but also the area/department being painted and the individuals who will be using it.
The concept of an airport-oriented "city" is not new, but recently it has become a hot topic. Airports around the world are pondering ways to generate new revenue and revamp their public image from a departure point to be endured to a destination unto itself.
Within the next eight years, companies expect to deploy sophisticated data platforms and revamp facilities to support a new generation of tech-savvy employees who will make full use of the virtual office and other alternative...