With its seven theses, the second edition of the Bene trend report “New Work Spaces II” offers everyone who works in offices or is interested in office design exciting insights into the latest developments.
The CUBE_S product range stands out due to its new quality solution for fixed workplaces in compact office layouts. CUBE_S workplace modules offer a high level of comfort and space management — just like in a cockpit.
PARCS creates zones in an office that enhance the productivity and the well-being of a company’s employees by facilitating various ways of working such as meeting, presenting, learning, brainstorming, focussing, reading or touch-down.
A new furniture typology for open spaces. The key element is the Dock-In Bay: a temporary, alternative workplace for individual focused work. The Docklands product range is a new haven in the office — for employees, clients and visitors alike.
The office plays a vital role in facilitating the transfer of knowledge. Those who see the office as a hub of collaboration know that its design should reflect this. AL sends an unmistakeable signal to people that it is part of a collaborative working culture.
In music, a break is the moment between two sounds. It gains its importance from what came before and after. In rhetoric it can increase the tension; it can be a full stop, a dash, or a question mark. Pupils in school feverishly await the break, and it’s often the same in the office. What else can a break do?
It seems in general that the traditional three career stages of education, work and retirement have been expanded since the turn of the millennium with a separate stage of ‘internship’. The phenomenon of the internship has since changed from a planned transitional aid and an interim stage to a genuine (career) stage.
Summer, Sun, and Idleness: summer is the best time for relaxation. This is why office work is especially hard to do in the warm months of the year. But wait: Music to the rescue!
Marino Formenti is seen as one of the most interesting musical personalities of our time thanks to his unusual combination of intellect and emotionality. The pianist and conductor (born in 1965) lives in Vienna and spoke to us about the importance of the pause in music, ceaseless toil and the carrot and the stick.
Rich beats, provoking RnB voices and elaborate electronics. Three times from Austria with Cid Rim, Wandl and Fontarrian, seven times from international waters. Well-established artists meet absolute newcomers. A temporary view, concentrating more on interaction than on generalisation. Still, the editorial staff is also into indie, techno, pop and rock. If you want to find out more about this panda-pandemonium, check out www.thegap.at.
A generalist and a specialist. God and Ted Mosby. Architects come in all shapes and sizes. What they actually have to be able to do has been discussed for thousands of years.
Just a general question: are you special? Is what you do special? You will probably be inclined to answer this question with a resounding Yes! Of course, because specialisation is all the rage. Any self-respecting person specialises in something – whether professionally, academically or in any other area.