Welcome to the very first edition of 2021. On behalf of the entire team at FC&A, we hope that you’ve all had a lovely festive break. Now we’ve officially shut the door on 2020; we’re all ready to embrace a new year. While many seek to forget last year’s restrictions, socialising deficiencies and the general sea change in the way we all live our lives; we are still set to feel some of the implications from the coronavirus pandemic across the next few months.
In this issue, we talk to Michael Simpson, Associate and Workplace Consultant at GT3 Architects, about how he thinks the future of the workplace looks in a post-COVID-19 landscape. Here, he explains how he believes that the future doesn’t present “the death of the office”, however, the workstation will slip away from sight, and the design of modern-day workplaces will witness a tangible change.
As well as a complete overhaul of our office designs and the way we work, 2020 was also the result of widespread recognition in the way we connect with nature – both outside and inside our own homes. As the whole world woke up to the value of connectivity with the outside world; biodiversity, biophilia and specifying natural materials have never been more critical within the built environment. In this issue, we profile German-based architecture firm 3deluxe’s design for #WeThePlanet’s campus. A floating building complex, the campus is aimed at serving as an inspiring example for future life, communicative living and working environments.
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A floating building complex, #WeThePlanet’s campus is aimed at serving as an inspiring example for future life, communicative living and working environments.