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Technology meets wellness in Charter Hall x Cox Architecture’s 130 Lonsdale Street

Technology meets wellness in Charter Hall x Cox Architecture’s 130 Lonsdale Street

As questions around the meaning of a 9-to-5 workplace continue to arise, Charter Hall and Cox look towards technology and wellbeing for the solution.

A calming, collaborative office for Cigna by Bean Buro

A calming, collaborative office for Cigna by Bean Buro

Design firm Bean Buro turned to abstract environmental artworks for inspiration for a project it has dubbed the ‘Green Office’.

UCI takes the lead with (certified) sit-to-stand workstations

UCI takes the lead with (certified) sit-to-stand workstations

New Australian Standards for Office Desks & Workstations have been released, and UCI is miles ahead with two certified sit-to-stand workstations – the only Australian supplier to do so.

Bates Smart’s Mark Healey on normalising the clinical environment

Bates Smart’s Mark Healey on normalising the clinical environment

Bates Smart studio director Mark Healey has carved out a unique CV having worked on some of Australia’s best healthcare projects, alongside multi-res and commercial work. Here he opens up about the latest design thinking behind our changing healthcare landscape.

The evolution of ‘modularity’: How commercial furniture systems are responding to new professional behaviours

The evolution of ‘modularity’: How commercial furniture systems are responding to new professional behaviours

According to Matt Newell of Business Interiors, “Too often, modularity is seen as a ‘piece of furniture’.” How is the commercial sector reimagining this?

Taking Care of Business: Ergonomics, Explained

Taking Care of Business: Ergonomics, Explained

Ergonomics has taken workplaces around the world by storm. Is it a mere fad, or actually an area worth investing in? We crunch the numbers to find out.

3 surprising ways to improve ocular health while working

3 surprising ways to improve ocular health while working

Digital eye strain during work has become the new normal, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Mindfulness aside, ergonomics could be one of the key solutions to improving ocular health. Humanscale has answers.

Learn from the best with Humanscale Consulting

Learn from the best with Humanscale Consulting

Humanscale’s Ergonomic Consulting assists organisations with the development and implementation of cost-effective ergonomics programs. Here we discover their unique approach to improving wellbeing at work.

Is there a ‘secret’ to sitting? Do you know the latest ergonomic innovations? We ask the experts: Humanscale

Is there a ‘secret’ to sitting? Do you know the latest ergonomic innovations? We ask the experts: Humanscale

Thanks to advances in technology and new working behaviours taking place across the world, the discipline of ergonomics continues to evolve. Here we talk to the ergonomic experts at Humanscale Consulting to find out how improved ergonomics is creating a new culture of best practice.

How did we get here? A brief recent history of seating design

How did we get here? A brief recent history of seating design

Ergonomics and product design – especially in the commercial sector – has always had a strong relationship, but how does ergonomics push the possibilities of design?

Why is it important for brands to invest in R+D?

Why is it important for brands to invest in R+D?

Our industry now understands the value of data, science, and the importance of supporting the wellbeing and health of the end-user. But what is the value of R+D to the ‘best practice’ of design?

Sit Well, Work Well, Feel Well: Meet FERN!

Sit Well, Work Well, Feel Well: Meet FERN!

Wellbeing has definitely taken over the working world – with many brands now investing millions into research and development to improve our overall health. One design in particular has really taken this a step further … meet FERN!

The Solution to High Traffic Bathrooms

The Solution to High Traffic Bathrooms

In redesigning London’s Queen Mary University restrooms, usual design concerns of style and function had to be placed alongside the fact that a university washroom is a particularly high traffic area; enter Corian.

Wellness In The Workplace With Frasers Property By BVN

Wellness In The Workplace With Frasers Property By BVN

Businesses can thrive when workers are healthy, happy and productive. The new Frasers Property head office by BVN implements a subtle and overt design program to better promote wellbeing, innovation and leadership.

Are You Sitting? Stop!

Are You Sitting? Stop!

The drive for better health across the commercial sector has one big hurdle to surpass: sitting. How can A+D get us up off our seats?