Flexible work environments need to provide more flexible products. Since we are relying more and more on our mobile electronic devices, so does the need for keeping mobiles, laptops and tablet devices charged. Consequently, a good portion of the furniture manufacturers have answered the call and are incorporating charging points into upholstered seating as well as desks and tables.
Let’s take a look at some of those options:
Knoll | Power Cube
Knoll | Power Cube
Knoll | power Cube
Kimball | Jolt
Kimball | Jolt
National | Arms Power
≡ The PowerCube by Knoll is a lounge table that does double-duty as a digital charging hub and an analog communications tool, with whiteboard writable surfaces on all sides.
≡ Jolt by Kimball Office has a USB charger and a wireless power-charging surface that seamlessly integrates technology vital to connection, collaboration, and productivity.
≡ The Pairings Lounge Collection by Kimball Office merges simple sofa/lounge collections with the more informal space where people work, team up, and gather, creating adaptable, lounge-based work settings that host teams and technology in comfort.
≡ The Power Up Arm available in the Fringe Lounge Seating Collection by National Office offers extreme flexibility. It features two power outlets and
two USB ports.
Tablet and smartphones technology have come a long way and compatible applications for the day-to-day work of architects and designers keep growing.
Here we bring you 5 apps for tablets and smartphone that are useful for both architects and designers interested in taking their next project to another level.
Would you like to show your beautiful 3-D designs to your clients from anywhere, anytime? This app does just that. Pan, zoom, and rotate with a tap or drag of your finger.
Paper is a simple, It is a beautiful sketching app that lets you treat your iPhone or IPAD just like your favorite notebook. (Free). You can create sharp diagrams, draw on photos or quickly spotlight details, and take notes.
Magicplan is the floor plan tool for everyone. This app uses your camera to measure rooms, create floor plans, and suggest work estimates. With the free version, you can create super cool plans.
Autodesk’s apps let you access your AutoCAD files on-the-go for easy drafting, sketching, and modeling on job sites. View, create, edit, add markups, and share AutoCAD drawings on mobile. Also, you can create new CAD drawings on the go. They a seven-day trial version.
With FormIt® architectural modeling software, architects can sketch, collaborate, analyze, and revise early-stage design concepts. Work smarter from the beginning with BIM-based conceptual design.
Do you have any favorite apps that help you do your job as an architect or designer?
ASID’s new headquarters is the first space to receive both the WELL Platinum and LEED Platinum certifications. It’s a space that’s on the cutting edge of modern workspace design, but also a space that’s restorative to people with minimal negative impact to the environment.
Read the full story here: Source: A Pathway to WELL Certification | Interface BlogInterface Blog | Design With Purpose
DIRTT Connext 2017 is the best yet. When your inspiration connects with technology, everything is built better.
The newly redesigned DIRTT’s Chicago Green Learning Center is absolutely exquisite. If you happened to be in Chicago for NeoCon 2017, please make sure to visit their showroom.
DIRTT Timber Frame, DIRTT Millwork, Leaf™ Folding Wall system, pivot doors, combination walls, glass walls, solid walls
Back painted glass, clear tempered glass, powder coat, Chromacoat
Read the full story. Source: FreshDIRTT Project #FD061217TSa
The decision to switch from a tradition workstation to one that is height adjustable may be quite simple, but choosing between multiple sit to stand options will take a bit more time. While there a…
Source: Sit Stand Desktop Converter vs. Complete Standing Desk
We found this very interesting new product by Designtex called Casper Cloaking Technology. It is an architectural film for glass walls. The purpose of the film is to obscure digital screens to outside view, perfectly balancing openness and privacy in the workplace. Casper can be applied to any clear, smooth glass on new projects or existing glass. It is recommended for conference rooms, meeting rooms and team studios. It is engineered to work with most LED displays, 40 inches or larger.
Via Fast Company: This Thin Film Is A Real-Life Cloaking Device For Your Office
Jolt! A new power option charging from Kimball Office makes it so much easier to stay connected seamlessly. The Jolt includes a USB charger and a wireless power-charging surface that integrated technology vital to connection, collaboration, and productivity.
What We Like About Jolt!
- Capable of charging a variety of devices including phones and tablets; IOS or Android
- Blue light indicates USB connectors are powered
- Charges up to 2 amps per port
- Charges devices compatible with USB 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 (Type A)
- Includes UL listed power adapter with 10′ cord
- Charges up to three devices at the same time; IOS, Android or Windows
- Charges devices with varying power requirements
- Capable of charging metal encased phones
- Includes UL listed power adapter with 6′ cord
- Can be used on surfaces 1/2″ to 1 3/16″ thick