The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer has prepared a comprehensive guide to the use of directional lighting.
Scientific research conducted by Steelcase has identified six patterns of work. All six, as well as related design suggestions, are profiled at the web address below.
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has studied the design review process and prepared a comprehensive overview of successful design reviews of urban plans and building façades.
Hands, heads and feet help sense temperature, so they should be considered when installing heating or cooling.
Urban places can sometimes be noisy, dirty, or unpleasant, but what makes them annoying?
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has identified design features present in a diverse set of successful streets in the United Kingdom. CABE feels that successful streets “respond to the demands of climate change and shifts in culture.”
Landscapes with higher levels of spatial evenness (“landscapes with mixtures of different landcover types of approximately equal area providing variety”) are perceived as more beautiful.
Male office workers participating in a recent study had more positive perceptions of an open-plan workplace than female co-workers.
The Orange Future Enterprise Coalition has identified 6 types of workers that “imply different working styles and working arrangements.”
The size of individual rooms in single resident occupancy (SRO) buildings (also known as SRO hotels) is not as significant an influence on resident satisfaction as the design of resident rooms and their proximity to small, shared kitchens and secure bathrooms.