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  • Are university campuses turning into mini smart cities?

    Are university campuses turning into mini smart cities?

    Universities are experimenting with AI and big data to improve how students live and learn on campus

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  • Sustainable design features that improve user experience, health, and productivity

    Sustainable design features that improve user experience, health, and productivity

    Focusing on indoor environmental quality to optimize building performance and enhance employee productivity, attentiveness, and well-being.

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  • Modern stadiums boost their foodie credentials

    Modern stadiums boost their foodie credentials

    From fast food classics to steak, sushi and salad, stadiums are revamping both their facilities and their menus to span street food and chef-led restaurants.

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  • Why female-centric spaces are balancing the coworking equation

    Why female-centric spaces are balancing the coworking equation

    Coworking continues to rise in popularity worldwide, but when it comes to gender, it’s become clear that the spaces aren’t always so balanced.

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  • Workplace canteens take a leaf from healthy food outlets

    Workplace canteens take a leaf from healthy food outlets

    Once known for its limited choice and stodgy food, the office cafeteria is undergoing a major makeover with healthier options and all-day dining increasingly on the menu.

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  • What does experiential retail even mean these days?

    What does experiential retail even mean these days?

    For some it's sprinkles, others meditation pods. What really matters is localization, service and shareability, store design experts say.

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  • How can university facilities live up to modern student expectations?

    How can university facilities live up to modern student expectations?

    Draughty lecture halls, bland dinners and slow internet speeds just won’t cut it for today’s students.

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  • Why practical office design is outpacing beer-on-tap

    Why practical office design is outpacing beer-on-tap

    Office gimmicks designed to boost productivity and attract talent are falling out of favour as companies prioritise practical amenities that meet modern employee needs.

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  • Why retailers are opening stores that don’t sell anything

    Why retailers are opening stores that don’t sell anything

    At the South Coast Plaza mall in Orange County, California, French luxury retailer Van Cleef & Arpels has created a series of installations designed to evoke a “dream-like landscape.”

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  • Pragmatic wellness interventions to existing workspaces

    Pragmatic wellness interventions to existing workspaces

    Simple design solutions that can be added to existing workplaces to create environments where health and wellness are nurtured.

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  • Why apps are the next big thing for the digital age office

    Why apps are the next big thing for the digital age office

    With over five million apps available across the world, just about every fathomable function of daily life can be aided by a finger-tap on a smartphone.

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  • Why the right lighting is a must-have for healthy workplaces

    Why the right lighting is a must-have for healthy workplaces

    Researchers have been refining their knowledge of how light, in all its colorful waves, plays a big role in influencing sleep, digestion and even food cravings.

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  • Inclusion by design

    Inclusion by design

    Inclusion has rapidly become one of the most popular buzzwords relative to the workplace, right up there with strategy and engagement.

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  • Renovating to stay relevant: Big hotel refurbishments in 2019

    Renovating to stay relevant: Big hotel refurbishments in 2019

    Some of the world’s most iconic hotels will reopen in 2019 after undergoing extensive renovation works to bring in a fresh look and smarter technologies.

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  • Why festive store windows are still prime real estate

    Why festive store windows are still prime real estate

    Shopping during the holiday season has changed dramatically in the last decade, with retailers transforming their business models to cater to the shift online.

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  • How office buildings can become must-see tourist attractions

    How office buildings can become must-see tourist attractions

    From the observation deck at the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, visitors can gaze across the city from 100 stories up. And as developers are increasingly finding, that’s worth something.

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  • How apps are adding value to the digitally-driven workplace

    How apps are adding value to the digitally-driven workplace

    With over five million apps available across the world, just about every fathomable function of daily life can be aided by a finger-tap on a smartphone.

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  • Forget FaceTime, let’s hear it for face-to-face time

    Forget FaceTime, let’s hear it for face-to-face time

    Why human interaction matters more than ever in a digital era—and what you can do about it.

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  • How building design is better adapting to local climes

    How building design is better adapting to local climes

    The need for jackets and shawls in the office is an all-too-common complaint for employees living in sunny sub-tropical climates.

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  • Why standalone stadiums are a thing of the past

    Why standalone stadiums are a thing of the past

    Bars, eateries, shops, a concert venue, luxury hotels, condos and offices keep the action hot on and off the baseball field.

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