Frankfurt embarks on Brexit building boom with new high-rises by BIG, UNStudio and more

October 19, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Frankfurt is bidding to woo banks from London by building dozens of new high-rise towers by architects including BIG, UNStudio and Ole Scheeren. With Brexit threatening London’s status as Europe’s leading financial centre, Germany’s business capital has been promoting itself as a lifestyle destination. Shiny new towers were being marketed heavily at the Expo Real property

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Open-plan offices must be rethought to prevent employees losing focus, finds Haworth

August 8, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Open-plan offices are “sabotaging” employees’ ability to focus at work, while connectivity is leaving them “paralysed” by an oversupply of information, according to research by furniture brand Haworth. In the second in a new series of articles produced in collaboration with Haworth, we look at why employees lose focus in the workplace, and how it can be avoided. Haworth’s white paper,

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Unfinished homes touted as potential solution to the global housing crisis

June 16, 2017 Anna Winston 0

Homes without internal walls, kitchens or bathrooms are being billed as a solution to housing crises around the world, after NL Architects won the Mies van der Rohe Award for its refurbishment of the Kleiburg apartment block in Amsterdam. The block’s “Klusflats”, or DIY flats, come without any internal fittings, so residents complete the homes themselves. This makes them far cheaper

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