Posts tagged 'ideas'


Office design trends: ‘Onsite gyms and a beer tap for Fridays won’t cut it’ says CEO

Much has been written recently extolling the virtues of employee-centred workplace design, but there has been very little serious research backing the trend. The result


Grey Group HQ by Studios Architecture

New York advertising agency Grey Group gets streetwise with a cool fit-out by Studios Architecture in a landmark 20th-century building 20th-century building by Studios Architecture


Profile: Carmody Groarke

Creating stylish havens for stressed-out office workers, London-based architecture duo Carmody Groarke has the last word in understated confidence There’s a lot spin being, well,


Microsoft’s Dutch HQ by Sevil Peach

Microsoft embarks on a radical no designated desk, no set working hours experiment in its new Dutch HQ  For some, the deep-rooted power of a


Alain de Botton

“Not being able to feed my cat.” There it was: my fundamental fear of the recession scribbled on a post-it note for twenty-five strangers to


Tom Vecchione

Hierarchy is dying at work and Tom Vecchione, director of workplace strategy for Gensler Design and Planning, sees architects and interior designers working much more


A touch of magic

Alchemy can be defined as “the process of transforming a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value”. Apply this concept


Architects at work part 2

Following on from our publication of Timothy Soar’s photographs in onoffice issue 14 – showing at the Architects In Practice exhibition at the RIBA headquarters,


OnOffice Rdesign

Words by Kerstin Zumstein Kerstin Zumstein outlines the winning proposals for a rethink of our magazine’s own workplace. The students of the BA in Interior

frederick taylor


By Mark Eltringham Taylorism, or “scientific management”, refers to American engineer Frederick W Taylor’s ideas to improve productivity in factories at the beginning of the



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