It’s unstructured, complex and fluid – how do we begin to define hybrid, so that we might ‘design’ to it? James Calder of Calder Consultants frames the challenge.
From agile, to the latest tech advancements and a complementary design approach – hear from design leaders at Orgatec 2018 as they share workplace insights while on the Wilkhahn stand.
The desire to be an agile designer is strong in today’s busy design community, but what does this mean exactly?
With the age of the digital nomad and gig economy now in full swing, we explore how these cultural phenomena are driving specification.
With staff fully assimilated to the rhythms of agile working, how do we begin to offer further flexibility? In its Brisbane headquarters, NAB looks to seamlessly align staff with space, giving them the room – quite literally – to physically and mentally ‘flex’. Designers Wood Bagot strove to bring physical space and human behaviour into perfect sync.
Agile workspace design is a term thrown around a lot – but when it’s done well it can truly transform a space into a productive and charming workplace.
Designed by Futurespace, the design strategy for Savills new Sydney digs was influenced by ABW methods, allowing for the breakdown of both physical and communication barriers to enable a more coherent, collaborative, team-accessible workplace.
UBT’s new Head Office at Sydney’s Olympic Park – The Precinct – brings the luxury of a boutique hotel to an agile workplace typology designed for networking and collaboration.
WSP’s new workplace provides smart solutions based on a sustainable approach, and is designed to support current changes and adapt to future changes.
Vice President of Haworth International, Glen Foster, shares his insights into the changing face of the contemporary professional landscape.
Designed by TomMarkHenry, NYC co-working phenomenon WeWork sprouts a new location in Martin Place’s former Commonwealth Bank building, fondly nicknamed the ‘Money Box’.
GroupGSA creates a multimodal and creative space—North Fitzroy Library and Community Hub project—for the inner city Melbourne.
Playster’s new Montreal headquarters by local ACDF Architecture is an exploration of how colour can be used strategically in the agile workplace.
Interior Design and Management Solutions company PTID has designed the interior of the new Sydney office of gambling-led entertainment company Tabcorp in the city’s CBD. The final stage of the four-floor fitout is a full floor of open work environment cleverly utilising Agile methodologies to present a compelling and intelligent design.
The legal sector has traditionally adhered to a strict workplace hierarchy, with senior staff alloted a private office and entry-level employees assigned to the ‘open-plan’. Designed by Warren and Mahoney, the new head office for New Zealand law firm Russell McVeagh, challenges this antiquated workplace approach with a daring, material-rich agile strategy.
Iconic furniture designers Walter Knoll continue to build on their legacy, with a suite of new options available locally in their expanded conferencing program.
See how The Calyx, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s New Horticultural Display Center, designed by PTW Architects, has blossomed into a world-class attraction, landing a 2017 Good Design Award.
Change is uncomfortable – agonising even, but non-negotiable in modern professional culture. Here, design has a responsibility to create spaces that not only allow change to happen, but that make the otherwise thorny process of ‘self-education’ an engaging, positive one.
The International Space Station is a 40-year design experiment in creating the ultimate environment to work, live and play. The result? Perfect agility. Too perfect. Astronauts want to know if we’ve told Houston, ‘there’s a problem’.