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Inside out – Outside in: A talk about biophilic design

The well-known architect Peter Ippolito considers the future office as a space that opens up many possibilities. However, one of the aspects Ippolito emphasises is that it can only be part of a comprehensive New Work approach. Weiterlesen

Peter Ippolito, Managing Partner Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH

Interzum 2023

Warm and/or cold — colour trends for the furniture industry

Whether kitchens, bedrooms, the office furniture industry – manufacturers looked to Interzum in Cologne in May. Colour expert Christiane Scharpf found plenty of new products. She has summarised the most important colour trends for us. Weiterlesen

Colour Trends at Interzum - Collage: Christiane Scharpf

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New Work Look: Office meets lifestyle

Grey and cramped: this cliché of IT workplaces is still widespread. The designers at Brust + Partner wanted to change this. Their spatial design concept developed for Barmenia Insurance breaks through the stereotypes of boring, dusty insurance offices and IT departments. Weiterlesen

Barmenia Welcome Place, photo: Brust + Partner

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The office as a “place to meet“

With the establishment of hybrid working concepts, new habits and demands on the world of work have evolved. When returning to the office, the office becomes more than ever a meeting place. Because it is precisely this togetherness that many people missed during their time working from home. The… Weiterlesen

Dauphin hospitality case study - Zueco Averio @Dauphin

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Anchor for employees and a tribute to Frankfurt’s diversity

With the relocation of the Microsoft office from an industrial district in Bad-Homburg to Frankfurt, Microsoft is continuing its strategy of moving to attractive and conveniently located sites in city centres and creating good conditions for hybrid working. In the new Frankfurt office, only 22… Weiterlesen

Microsoft Headquarters Frankfurt am Main, Photo: Konrad Kastenmeier

5 questions to ...

Uwe Linke, Spatial psychologist

Companies are faced with the task of getting their employees back to the office. On the occasion of the current discussion about the attractiveness of offices, we asked the spatial psychologist and designer Uwe Linke on spatial experiences, spatial quality and corporate hospitality. Weiterlesen

Uwe Linke, spatial psychologist

Added value office

What offices need after the pandemic in order to keep employees in the main office and in the company

Stefan Camenzind, Evolution Design AG, talked about the added value of offices as part of Fraunhofer IBP’s “People in Spaces” symposium at ORGATEC. Weiterlesen

photo: Kinnarps

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Learning venues: MED Campus Linz

The new building project of the MED Campus Linz has a special kind of charm. That’s because it’s the result of a unique plan: to connect the General Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Linz on an effective area of about 12,500 m² in the city centre. Weiterlesen

ANDREU WORLD Case Study Med Campus Linz

On the subject

What remains of ORGATEC 2022?

ORGATEC, the leading international trade fair for the modern working world, took place end of October 2022. What remains, which topics will we take home? Weiterlesen


Orgatec 2022

Attractive working environment

Dr Katharina Radermacher, Academic Councillor at the Institute of Human Resources Management at the university of Paderborn, talked on 27 October 2022 at the invitation of Personalmagazin and IBA about how corporate architecture can affect employer attractiveness. Based on a scientific study, she… Weiterlesen

Dr. Katharina Radermacher, Photo: Koelnmesse

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Co-working in the “Kaisersaal”

An innovative community in rural Weserbergland – that is the main goal of the lighthouse project zedita of the Weserbergland University of Applied Sciences (HSW). In cooperation with various research and business partners, including WINI Büromöbel, a digital hub called “zedita” was created in the… Weiterlesen

WINI Case Study zedita

Orgatec 2022

Co-creation of workplaces at Spotify

On invitation of the design magazine FRAME and IBA, Sonya Simmonds, Head of Workplace Innovation & Design at Spotify, talked at ORGATEC about the importance of co-creation in the evolution of workplace concepts. Weiterlesen

Sonya Simmonds, Spotify

AOK Rhineland

New office culture: Experience the modern health insurance

AOK Rheinland is breaking new ground in its office culture. The new office concept, which illustrates the health insurance company’s self-image as a modern health insurance company, is being introduced in around 60 offices nationwide. Weiterlesen

Cover photo AOK offices

From experience

10 tips for more biophilia in the office

Nature has a positive effect on human well-being. Biophilic design has become a popular design concept for office workplaces. Weiterlesen

Image: Ippolito Fleitz Group, Stuttgart, Copyright: Katrin Binner