Authenticity in Design & the Search Bar as a Design Tool
The internet – friend or foe?
The internet is without doubt a mesmerising and beneficial thing but in the world of design, the immediate access for all designers and clients to images of the best projects in the world can potentially lead to a lackadaisical and homogenous design language that negates the need for any struggle to generate good solutions and in many cases can risk losing out on authenticity.
Youthful Interior Design Solutions
PRS for Music’s new London offices, one a relocation to Kings Cross and the other a heavy refurbishment of their Streatham space, have been featured in Contract magazine. The article is included in the Creative Workspaces section, illustrating how workplaces for creative entities are reaching a new degree of sophistication, while according to the author “mirroring” the young, creative vibe of those working in the space.
Part 3: Food for Thought, Healthy Habits in the Office
End User’s Perspective: PRS for Music Invests in Food
In our previous installment in this three-part series, we examined how food “influencers,” factors that affect foodservice strategies, can encourage healthy eating practices at work. The currently trending topic was augmented by the ideas discussed last February at a HLW Discovery Session called “Food for Thought,” which brought together influential industry experts to discuss and debate the connection between cuisine, health, and the work environment.
Part 2: Food for Thought, Healthy Habits in the Office
Food Influencers and Foodservice Strategies
In our previous installment, we focused on a specific topic, food and its link to social trends and wellbeing in the workplace. In this post, we will examine how food “influencers,” defined as factors that affect foodservice strategies, can encourage healthy eating practices at work. By considering these factors early in the design process, it is possible to integrate the various food strategies into project solutions. The objective is to create both an appealing workplace and an environment that guides employees toward healthier choices.
Part 1: Food for Thought, Healthy Habits in the Office
The Link between Food, Productivity and Wellness
January can begin with promises of new, healthier routines, including healthy habits in the office that are often long forgotten by spring. In the HLW London office, we hoped to shake-up this sleepwalk back into unhealthy (and unproductive) practices. We hosted a quarterly knowledge sharing Discovery Session on the subject of food and its link to wellbeing in the workplace.
Sustainable Benchmarking Systems
Is Green Still the New Black?
What is the point of sustainable benchmarks? Do they really contribute positively to a construction industry that accounts for around half of all the non-renewable resources mankind consumes, do they contribute to the long term survival of our planet or are they just best practice making the industry feel better about itself and a nice marketing one liner?