Pristine interior of a subway car. White offices As for contemporary workspaces, in many cases Japan is committed to “white spaces”, which go beyond offices with white painted walls, and are the result of a somewhat literal application of philosophy Read. These are completely white, clean and illuminated standardized offices with the essential elements to carry out the work, but equipped with the latest technology in terms of equipment and facilities. A good example to understand this type of architecture is the PMO (Premium Midsize Office) spaces in Tokyo. However, in the face of these homogeneous spaces, the commitment to biophilia is increasingly present in contemporary Japanese design for offices and commercial spaces. In this design, the strong presence of vegetation stands out, which in addition to purifying the air, acts as a separating element between people. Pasona offices in Tokyo. In short, will we become Japan after the coronavirus? Julia AyusoPh. D. ResearcherCBRE Spain
With the new extension of the quarantine in NYC until May 15, while some other states in the US are already leaving it, similar to what is happening in Europe; We have quickly moved from the reactive phase to the planning phase: COVID-19 has certainly changed our day-to-day lives as a society, but how will it affect our industries? And in the long term? At The Boutique Hotel’s Crisis Guide to Food + Beverage event organized by the Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association, Streetsense Hospitality Director Jay Coldren shared a panel with other industry experts. The conversation brought up very interesting perspectives on the way forward for boutique hotels. Here we leave some of the key conclusions of the day: what they propose to observe from other sectors, what to plan and highlight some key points for the future of boutique hotels. The independent spirit and creativity of boutique hotels are their main assets to weather the storm of COVID-19. Unlike large hotel chains, boutique hotels are more agile and can adapt quickly with a variety of revenue-generating formats. By having a smaller inventory of rooms than those of a conventional hotel, they can have higher occupancies and generate greater customer traffic. They can also add diversity to their business model by experimenting with food retailing, delivery options, virtual kitchens, or additional private dining could be quick and easy changes to a boutique or independent hotel environment.