A positive and healthy working environment in modern office buildings is reliant on on several factors, including the company that an employee works for, the comradery in the office, and if the office design allows for sufficient amounts of natural light to enter the workspace throughout the day.
Technological innovations are challenging architects to dramatically step up hotel interior design. One of the new design trends on the rise in 2018 is to create a ‘smart’ hotel room, where designers use modern technology to provide a more comfortable, enjoyable experience for guests. Continue reading
The design of academic buildings can significantly impact academic performance, for better or worse. Students perform best when they study in an environment where they feel comfortable, safe, and productive in their learning. Functionality is also important—academic building design can promote a sense of community while providing quiet spaces for concentrated studying to balance and nurture a positive learning experience.
Technology moves at an increasingly rapid pace in the modern world, and it waits for nobody. Architects are in a particularly vulnerable position when it comes to technology. They must stay current with other key architectural aspects, such as the latest building materials and design trends, both of which also change quickly.
The latest trends in modern office design reflect the society we live in, with office designers and architects looking to incorporate new design technologies to give the office exterior a fresh and contemporary look with added functionality. In this post, you’ll find out about the top current exterior office design trends, including the use of smartglass technology, vibrant colours, transitional designs, and more.
The global airline industry experienced huge growth in 2017 with airlines around the planet are expected to make a combined net profit of $29.8 billion during 2017, according to The International Air Transport Association (IATA). As airline profits strengthen and technology advances each year, both airport authorities and individual airlines are on the lookout for new ways to revolutionize the aviation industry. Continue reading
Blackout glass is a type of switchable glass technology that allows users to alternate the appearance of the glass between transparent and blacked out. Two other states are available in the form of both opaque and solar-tinted. Blackout glass works through the application of a current to the switchable glass panels which enables users to alter the appearance of the glass.
Full glass front doors offer an excellent way to enhance both the exterior and interior aesthetic of a home by providing a unique design and allowing lots of natural light into the home. But standard full glass front doors come with the disadvantage of reducing privacy for homeowners.
The construction of skyscrapers is a huge industry. The number of skyscrapers being built is rising year on year, and this growth is expected to continue as cities look to become more modern and eye-catching with impressive skylines that attract tourists and businesses alike. The sums involved in constructing skyscrapers increase each year too—The Salesforce Tower in San Francisco is set to become the city’s most expensive building when its construction is complete, costing over $1.1 billion. Continue reading