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    The environment in which people live or work can make a deep impression on their productivity and mental health. This has obviously implications for how well students learn or even how profitable a business might be. Here we explore the properties of colour and effects these have on our mood and abilities as well as the effects of biophilic design.
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    Earlier this month, Eve spoke at the CFCI's webinar to explore how the workplace will change as a result of COVID-19. The presentation provided informative, cutting edge research into the trends of office design, which ones will survive and what no longer works. 
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    Edwardian architecture is an architectural style popular during the reign of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (1901 to 1910). Architecture up to the year 1914 may also be included in this style.

    Edwardian architecture is generally less ornate than high or late Victorian architecture, apart from a subset – used for major buildings – known as Edwardian Baroque architecture.

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    The Gothic style was the predominant style in Europe from the mid 12th century to the 16th century. The style was based off of the Romanesque style that was in practice prior but with modifications allowed by advancements in the engineering of the buildings.
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    Victorian architecture is the revival and eclectic architecture, décor, and furnishings named for the 63-year reign of Queen Victoria, 1837-1901. It is characterised by rapid changes of style as a consequence of aesthetic controversy and technological innovations, and by the frequent presence of ostentatious ornament. 
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    lowRisc, a not-for-profit engineering firm, engaged workplace designers Eve Waldron Design to design and fit-out their new Cambridge based office on Hills Road, and it was completed about a month before the ‘lockdown’.
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    Modernism is considered the most important new style or philosophy of architecture and design of the 20th century, which primarily rejected ornament and embraced minimalism. The style had an analytical approach to the function of buildings, strictly rational use of (often new) materials, structural innovation, and the elimination of ornament. 
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    The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new and unprecedented challenges for millions of workers. In a short matter of weeks, the workforce has quickly implemented a shift to remote working, while maintaining business continuity and employee well-being. Looking forward, our clients across the country are tasked with transitioning employees back into the workplace safely and in alignment with government guidelines. It’s important to start planning now.
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    Palladianism is an architectural style named after the sixteenth-century architect Andrea Palladio. Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) was a Venetian architect whose research in architecture and composition was inspired by the ancient Roman and Greek Architecture and focused on the principles of proportion, symmetry, and the correct use of the Classical orders as shown in the writings of the 1st-century-BC architect and theorist Vitruvius.

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    ‘Design History’ is our new blog series – sharing research staff at EWD have undertaken to inform our own projects and for the enjoyment of the world around us. We feel passionately that only by understanding our design heritage, can we successfully design for today. We have condensed our internal reports here and hope you find them enjoyable and informative.

    Georgian architecture - eponymously named for the first four British monarchs in the House of Hanover, George I, George II, George III and George IV - is the set of architectural styles between 1714 to 1830. 

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    A safe haven, a refuge; our homes have never signified a more literal ‘safe place’ than right now. Across the country people have swiftly found themselves in their very own home offices – for many these places were formerly known as the kitchen table or the sofa. Whether you’re fortunate enough to already have a designated office space, or navigating new territory, now is the time to consciously consider your home working set-up.
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