Industry News: How African ‘feng shui’ can shape the continent’s cities of the future

Our weekly round up of workplace news from around the web. 

The Hapo Museum Gallery, Freedom Park, Pretoria. Image via CNN. 
  • CNN reports that during the designing of Freedom Park in South Africa, extra consideration was made to respect the full sensory experience of the environment, including its spiritual content, and carefully construct community bonds through inviting diverse voices to input into the design process – which are key to constructing African buildings and cities of the future.
  • Interiors+Sources asks why is the interior design industry not more diverse than it is?
  • Following reports that President Donald Trump is planning to issue an executive order mandating that classical architectural styles become the nation’s defacto architectural motifs, Archinet News shares the statement issued by the AIA opposing the idea.
  • As the battle to hire top talent continues, more companies want to offer inspiring, community-based office spaces full of perks. Architecture and Design shares the office design revolution they think will help win over potential employees.
  • Wallpaper’s unmissable events at Stockholm Design Week 2020 (3-9 February) include launches at Stockholm Furniture Fair and pop-ups in restaurants, ex-military bases and a public square.
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