Category: Office Environments

Smart Workspace Design Summit highlights workplace design – including acoustics

Smart Workspace Design Summit took place in Amsterdam October 4-5 (2018) and participants from all walks of the workplace trade joined in as to share and acquire related knowledge. You may call this event an international knowledge hub for workplace design. Two days of content, five expert panel discussions and two workshops. The broad approach […]

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Understanding the brain better via organisational cognitive neuroscience and attention

  Smart Workspace Design Summit took place in Amsterdam October 4-5 (2018) and participants from all walks of the workplace trade joined in as to share and acquire related knowledge. A more holistic blogpost about this event was already posted and can be read here: Link Below are more details regarding one of the two […]

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Acoustic design for differences and brain work

  Smart Workspace Design Summit took place in Amsterdam October 4-5 (2018) and participants from all walks of the workplace trade joined in as to share and acquire related knowledge. A more holistic blogpost about this event was already posted and can be read here: Link Below are more details regarding one of the two […]

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Coworking is here to stay! And coworking acoustics too!

  Recently I took part in an event in Prague named TechoCon 2018 organised by the furniture and commercial interiors company Techo in the Czech Republic. The theme this year was coworking. It was stated that by the end of 2018, around 1.7 million people across the world will be working in coworking environments at […]

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Creating workplaces that employees will love – Workplace Trends conference in Copenhagen

Workplace Trends conferences (link) look at the up-coming real trends in working spaces for the next 10-20 years. Since the first conference in 2002 they have been among the first to look at the now trending subjects of wellness, productivity, happiness, psychology, psychoacoustics, biophilia, agile & flexible working, cellular vs open plan, to name but a few. These […]

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Euronoise 2018 – Room Acoustic Design and Psychological effects of offices

Our editor Morten Roar Berg, Concept Developer for Office in Denmark, attended Euronoise in Crete – and here are his main takeaway points from the session: Room Acoustic Design and Psychological effects of offices. Once again office noise was on the agenda at EuroNoise 2018. Although a persistent problem one’s spirit couldn’t help but be […]

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Office acoustics from the Baltic – Nordic Acoustics Meeting in Iceland

  Not too long time ago (15-18 April 2018) the Baltic – Nordic Acoustics Meeting (BNAM 2018) was organised in Reykjavik, Iceland – in the fantastic Harpa building. I had the privilege to be there and it was the first time ever for me to travel to the island country surrounded majestically by the Atlantic […]

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The office had to become an “acoustic temple”!

International joint Ecophon and Plantronics seminar and building visit at Plantronics´ European headquarters – where acoustics are central to the New Way of Working.   Plantronics’ (global leader in audio communications) European office in Hoofddorp (Netherlands, outside Amsterdam) is a living lab for working smarter. It is created around the concept of “beautifully human” and […]

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The architects’ perspective – Explaining acoustics to clients

We were curious to find out how architects work with their clients on acoustics. What tricks do they have up their sleeve? When is it being discussed? We invited Nick Fordy from Woodhouse Workspace to do a guest post for us to get an architect’s perspective on room acoustics and how he works with his […]

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Open-plan Office Acoustics highlights from the ICSV24 conference in London

This summer the 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV24) was held in London (23 – 27 July 2017), and many specific acoustic sessions took place. I already published a general blog post about it, but in this one I would like to dive into the world of office acoustics. Talking about office acoustics […]

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