April 10, 2014
The latest issue of Insight, now available to view online, has a strong workplace design theme. Simon Heath reviews the nominees for the Design Museum, Designs of The Year awards and Justin Miller previews the Salone Internationale del Mobile (International Furniture Fair) in Milan. We discover how the new Axel Springer media centre in Berlin is intended to encourage collaborative working and why the design of Google’s new Amsterdam offices [pictured] puts the emphasis on youth culture to attract tech savvy staff. A BCO report claims that improved energy efficiency in an office may represent a saving of as much as £50 per square metre; a new Internet Consortium (IIC) aims to drive the uptake of the Internet of Things and research finds simply turning down the thermostat and asking office occupants to don another layer could help address global warming. To automatically receive our weekly newsletter, simply add your email address to the box on the home page.