The future belongs to intelligent, eco-friendly office spaces
The Covid-19 shutdown changed the office environment overnight, resulting in an unprecedented field study of the workplace. This triggered a debate about the future of office space. Stephan Degenhart, Managing Director of Drees & Sommer Middle East, talks about a smarter approach to the coronavirus.
Dreading that construction or renovation project for your business?
The design and build of new facilities are important milestones for a business, but they can be complex, risky and time-consuming, especially as not all companies have the specialist in-house expertise and resources to manage this effectively. This article explores when its best to concentrate on your core business and to protect yourself from any unwelcome surprises when it comes to design and construction.
Driven by a sustainable philosophy
Stephan Degenhart, Managing Director, Drees & Sommer Middle East makes it to cover of the Middle East Consultant and speaks about development trends and a sustainable philosophy. He explains the company’s "the blue way" holistic approach which combines economy, ecology and functionality for future-proof constructions.
Working from home could create surge in Gulf's AC bills and emissions
Dr Greig Paterson, Design Manager for Interdisciplinary Design & Research at Drees & Sommer Middle East recently gave an interview on the topic of increased demand for air conditioning in the Gulf region and the wider Middle East. Covering topics like how innovative design combined with digital solutions could improve efficiency and increase wellbeing for future-proof and sustainable cities.
Smart Building Envelopes can be Designed to Interact with Occupants to Improve Comfort: Abdul Majid Karanouh
Abdul Majid Karanouh, Head of Interdisciplinary Design & Innovation at Drees & Sommer Middle East joined the company in January 2019. In an interaction with Window & Façade Magazine, Abdulmajid Karanouh spoke about his journey and shared his views on the current situation of architectural segment in post-pandemic.
Smart buildings and smart cities, a burden or opportunity?
How we can turn the still largely theoretical concept of smart cities as an urban and architectural vision that combines economy, ecology and technology, into a reality. This was the topic of a virtual roundtable discussion hosted by Drees & Sommer where a panel of regional experts shared their perspectives on the development of smart buildings and cities.
Adapting to the new normal
Until a vaccine/cure is found for COVID-19, we can assume that social distancing, work from home polices and ongoing disinfection/sanitisation is the new normal. Sary Azakir, Project Partner and Head of Commercial & Retail Design Delivery at Drees & Sommer Middle East shares his insights with Middle East Consultant Magazine, providing possible outcomes that consultants consider vital for future planning. This feature looks to explore what impact the pandemic will have on office spaces and shared/co-working spaces, and their management, going forward.