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3 Office Design Stories You Need to Read This Week

Office design is in a state of flux — and we all need to keep up-to-date to support our clients. Here are our 3 top office design articles from this week that you don’t want to miss.

1. The office will never be the same – Eleanor Cummins

While a lot of content has focussed on how technology can make us safer during a pandemic. This piece argues that going forwards office design should be more user-centric, focussing on what motivates us. It also takes a look back, at how architecture changed to deal with disease in the past.

‘Tuberculosis sanatoriums of the late 19th century were designed to maximize fresh air, sunlight, and minimalist interiors, all of which doctors believed would heal patients.’

2. Business focus: As staff return to offices, how different do workplaces look since lockdown started? – Joanna Bourke

Working from our London showroom, our team are seeing London traffic increase daily. They’re also aware that commuting isn’t what it was, having to wear face-masks on the train or bus. This quote from Beth Hampson (The Argyll Club) comes as no surprise.

“We’ve seen an 80% increase in businesses seeking bike storage and showers at their offices, so teams can more easily cycle to work.”

3. The Office Environment: Which Workplace Designs Are Helping Create The Offices Of The Future? – Ldn-Post

A JLL survey found that younger generation feel that their home set up isn’t suited to working from home, and that they don’t get the support they want from management, when they work from home. So it’s time we thought more about them when designing our office spaces.

‘the demographic that missed the office the most were the under 35s’