Michal Pohludka writes about work at multinationals. With a detached view, humor, and the kind of empathy you’ll only rarely see in a top manager. “Hungarians don’t quite love work, but they know how to talk about it for a long time. And the French? I’m amazed they still exist,” he says for example of workers from other countries.
Modern offices should be smart, but beyond that, they should be friendly. Every innovation should be measured mainly by its real benefit for people—after all, we spend up to 90% of our time in buildings. Those will be the key ideas at the Friendly Buildings professional conference this November in Prague, which will be presenting the latest in PropTech (Property + Technology) trends. That means digital technologies and solutions for modern buildings. We've got tickets for you - read more!
The positive influence of greenery on the human psyche and the body is firmly rooted in contemporary architecture. What are the most famous green buildings in the world? What did the builders of "treescrapers" have to face in Milan? And how is it actually with watering?
You know those mornings when at the strike of six the sun starts threatening a muggy 35 °C day, and your forehead beads up just thinking about how sticky and sweaty you’ll be that evening? Meanwhile the long, hot pants and suit staring at you from your chair aren’t helping your mood either. Right now you might be saying, “Sure wish I was a freelancer at home in my underwear.”
A major interview with Alex Tomášková, the new director of Skanska Property Czech Republic. On how she strives to bring individual projects to perfection. On how she gets along in the mainly male world of construction and big business. And on how Skanska’s office buildings utilize today’s technologies.
In the last few years, beekeeping in the Czech Republic has become a fashionable affair—one that’s flown in from the countryside to Prague. You can find hives on the balconies of apartment buildings and the roofs of banks, hotels, and shopping centers. They’re keeping bees on the roof of the National Theater, and a “smart” hive will be installed above the offices of the Praga Studios administrative building in Karlín.