Healthcare design: Innovations and trends for a better patient experience

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Maggie’s West London, a cancer care center on London’s Fulham Palace Road, features StoTherm ci Mineral.

Healthcare facilities have much to consider from a design perspective, especially when taking into account major issues such as physician engagement and the patient experience. Modern healthcare facility design is pulling away from what was once a sterile-looking environment that can be intimidating to the patient into a more holistic approach designed to enhance the experience for both operators and end users.


Office design trends for 2019: Keeping the multi-generational workforce engaged

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With the influx of Millennials and Generation Y fully immersing themselves in today’s workforce, this cohort and its evolving needs are interacting with more-entrenched Generation X and Baby Boomers. Combined with increased awareness regarding wellness initiatives, sustainability and the ever-evolving world of technology, there is a fascinating impact on the world of office design as we know it in 2019.


What are consumers looking for in luxury hotel design?

What are consumers looking for in luxury hotel design?

There’s never been more options for the consumer in terms of where to stay when they travel. This has hoteliers needing ever-more to stand out and ensure the guest experience far outweighs that of a cheaper Airbnb rental. Because of this, hotel design is now playing a bigger role in a hotelier’s marketing strategy.


What inspires architectural design?

What inspires architectural design?

For the architects who designed these buildings, inspiration can come from many sources. Here are some examples and comments from the pros on what inspires architectural design.


Exploring the future of building materials

StoCoat Lotusan exterior coating

The StoCoat Lotusan exterior coating possesses a highly water-repellent surface similar to that of the lotus leaf. Its microstructure has been modeled on the lotus plant to minimize the contact area for water and dirt. The surface additionally offers enhanced hydrophobic properties.

With the commercial and residential building sector accounting for 39 per cent of CO2 emissions in the United States per year, building owners, occupants and the public are showing interest in building materials that are not only aesthetically pleasing but safe for the planet.


Exploring color in architecture

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Maggie’s West London, a cancer care center on London’s Fulham Palace Road, features StoTherm ci Mineral.

Sto Corp looks at expert opinions on using colors in architecture and their effect on the human psyche.