Up to 87% of our live is spent indoors, most of it in the office. Our nature, however, continues to draw us to nature. Habitat Soundscaping uses acoustic engineering to bring the comforting power of nature in the office with help of the modern technology.
Do you have a climbing wall, a running track, a fitness center, and a bike room at your job? Modern offices are supporting their occupants’ healthy lifestyles right at the workplace, as a part of their efforts to improve their workplace cultures. Employees at a number of progressive companies are thus learning firsthand that a healthy body houses a healthy mind.
Studies say that we check our phones an average of 50–200 times per day, and younger users (that is, elementary and secondary school students) even more often than that. The same goes for computers, laptops, and tablets. Can we even register all the networks and channels that people have to follow today? What happened to the times when we played Snake on our phones, and we rang and then hung up to “page” our friends?
It’s high time for you to move over to a healthier office. Why? In a recent test (published in Building and Environment, 2017) performed by American scientists, workers in certified green buildings performed 26.4% than workers in “sick” buildings. And above all, it’s said that they make more money.
What are the benefits of coworking? How will offices be different in the near future? And how does building digitalization come into all this? We asked Šimon Opekar, who works as a manager at the office furnishing specialists Techo, and who is also the co-founder of the TechoCon international conference. This year’s TechoCon is coming up this September.
Visionary office building in Holešovice in Prague opened its doors to the public at the end of August. Visitors had the opportunity not only to inspect the building, but also to test the runway on the roof and the nearby playground.