Studio brandherm + krumrey interior architecture designs offices and other international projects. For the 2016 ORGATEC, the studio conceptualised the special area â€śThe smart Coworking Lobbyâ€ť. A conversation with Sabine Krumrey about the underlying concept, new demands on the working environment and the trade fair as creative platform.
Today, offices are varied and undergoing constant change. Changing forms of work require flexible environments for teamwork and a common exchange of ideas. How even larger structures can be designed both adaptable and communicative is demonstrated by a recent example in Essen: The new head office of Schenker AG provides plenty of room for spontaneous contacts and a great closeness of team and executives.
Materials expert Dr. Sascha Peters is responsible for the special exhibition â€śSmart Office Materialsâ€ť at the upcoming ORGATEC. An Interview about the main themes of the exhibition, the importance of new materials for workplaces and office furniture made of tree bark.Â
What are the new spaces for working generations to come look like? Co-working spaces are developing on a global scale with incredible dynamism. An example of a layout can be viewed at the specially designed area “The Smart Co-Working Lobby” at the upcoming ORGATEC â€“ a solution for the conversion of existing office buildings in order to meet the new requirements.
As a platform for modern working worlds, ORGATEC provides intelligent solutions for the improvement of work environments. The latest technical developments include sensor systems, which adapt rooms to the users and their requirements. In a current study, Haworth analyses how such systems can be sensibly applied.
We spoke with Daniel Trappen, Head of Interior at kadawittfeldarchitektur in Aachen, about informal exchange, inspiring changes of perspective and modern ways of working.
Three questions for Â Dr. Christian Nocke (AkustikbĂĽro Oldenburg) onÂ the interplay between floor, wall, ceiling and interior in order to achieve good acoustics.
When it comes to acoustic, planners start to listen attentively: hardly any other aspect of modern workplaces is as much discussed as the optimisation of room acoustics. The avoidance of disturbing noises can actually be very decorative.
A creative working atmosphere provides room for new ideas. Interior design, colours and exceptional details ensure stimulation and motivation. Current office projects demonstrate how varied and colourful day-to-day work can be.
Communicative, young and colourful: these are the main characteristics of latest projects focussing on fun and creativity in daily work routines. With playful designs and exceptional interiors, these working environments provide for a special office experience â€“ while simultaneously increasing the motivation of the staff. Â