Home Sweet Office – 2017 Office Design Trend Predictions

Home Sweet Office – 2017 Office Design Trend Predictions

London design team leader at Morgan Lovell, Amanda Godwin-Jones gives her thoughts on the year ahead in office interiors. As we enter 2017, the wellbeing of employees remains central to office design, with a noticeable shift towards home-inspired interiors, according to office interior design, fit out and refurbishment specialist Morgan Lovell’s London design team leader. Here, Amanda Godwin-Jones outlines her views on what 2017 has in store for office design. Nature and craftsmanship “Clients are…

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NHS Moves in to Ground-Breaking New Sustainable Office in Cardiff

NHS Moves in to Ground-Breaking New Sustainable Office in Cardiff

Public Health Wales, a National Health Service body, has moved in to its new 550-person office in Cardiff Bay. Designed and furnished by a team led by Rype Office, the fitout sets a new benchmark for environmental and social sustainability. In 2015, Public Health Wales set itself the ambitious aim of driving sustainability beyond current best practice for the fitout of its new Cardiff Bay office. Along with tough environmental targets, PHW sought to incorporate…

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Thermal Comfort and Wellbeing

Thermal Comfort and Wellbeing

Calum Maclean, Senior Research Engineer, BSRIA Sustainable Construction Group The thermal comfort of an occupant can affect his or her wellbeing in a number of ways and I will go through some of them here; however first I will describe thermal comfort and how to quantify it. The thermal comfort of a person is described as “that condition of mind that expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment and is assessed by subjective evaluation”. The thermal…

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