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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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  • What's the blueprint for a 21st-century college campus?

    What's the blueprint for a 21st-century college campus?

    With enrollments declining and technology advancing, colleges are breaking ground on spaces that give students and faculty new ways to engage.

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  • Mega-tainment malls: Can acrobats and indoor skiing boost shopping centers?

    Mega-tainment malls: Can acrobats and indoor skiing boost shopping centers?

    As American retailers seek to stay relevant in the age of ecommerce, the trip to the mall is being redefined.

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  • The #1 Office Perk? Natural Light

    The #1 Office Perk? Natural Light

    Forget treadmill desks and free food. Employees want to see the sun.

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  • Why green workplace design creates a feel-good factor

    Why green workplace design creates a feel-good factor

    For environmentally minded companies, good interior design is an intrinsic part of a greener office.

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  • Can the modern office work for both introverts and extroverts?

    Can the modern office work for both introverts and extroverts?

    In today’s office, desk dividers have come down. Bosses sit among their employees. Meeting rooms have glass walls.

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  • Why apartment blocks are adding coffee bars to the mix

    Why apartment blocks are adding coffee bars to the mix

    People living in residential developments are placing more emphasis on amenities and community than ever before.

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  • The open plan office sucks–it’s also good for you

    The open plan office sucks–it’s also good for you

    Here’s the indirect way your open plan office may be making you healthier.

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