Video . Podcasts

The Evolving Workplace

October 15, 2020

A conversation with Gensler, Room & Board and Cambria on how the future office will be “open section” — providing multi-level settings where our views, movements, and ideas are not constrained by windows and walls — and is better for our health, well-being and the environment. The webinar, moderated by commARCH, occurred during the recent Atlanta Design Festival.

Build the Vote 3D Tour

GRAPHISOFT announces their "Build the Vote" effort. Using 3D designs in Archicad, made by firms from NY, DC, Chicago, and ...

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JAPAN HOUSE, Los Angeles Contest

Contest Inspired by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto and his whimsical Architecture is Everywhere series

WHITE PAPERS


WHY DO WE FEEL BETTER WITH WOOD?

This commARCH White Paper focuses on how Wood shows psychological and physiological benefits, according to research. Wood has been used as a building material for millennia, but its benefits to people who live, work, and gather in the built environment are only beginning to be understood. Researchers are discovering that wood can contribute to the health and wellbeing of building occupants. While many people would agree that wood is visually pleasing, its aesthetic properties affect humans on a deeper level. Can the use of natural elements in building design enhance moods and reduce stress? Can they improve focus, creating environments that enhance productivity and learning? In this white paper, we’ll examine the benefits of an emerging design approach, and the science behind it