Our client, Ansarada, provides virtual data rooms for large-scale business transactions worldwide. The company was named Deloitte’s 2009 technology fast 50 winner, Smart Company’s 2010 most innovative company and in 2011 handled London’s largest ever IPO, the $59.2 billion Glencore offer. Ansarada has offices around the globe and works with some of
As designers, how do we inform ourselves about the transactions that occur between people and the spaces that they occupy? Do we rely on personal knowledge, gained through subjective observation, or do we gather data from other sources? Do we use the new digital tools that are now available to gather the intelligence we need for design practice?
In the early 1950s, property developers such as Alfred Grant started carving canals into reclaimed backblocks on the Gold Coast to provide home owners and holiday-makers with waterfront real estate. With limited land available on the beach strip, this glamorous option allowed boaties, fishermen, water skiers and canoeists their own piece of
“If we want to raise the quality of living … then the most effective way of all is to improve the quality of the house … The physical state of the house reflects the economic state of the nation, directly and sensitively … However … its ability to uplift or depress: its design – has practically no vested interests pushing from