Productive Commercial Interiors

PureAlchemy considers the overall quality of the project space environment on numerous levels. Working with the client, we determine the best use of the space for efficiency, work flow, function and spatial/visual balance and design.

Commercial & Residential Carpet

July 6th, 2018

Commercial & Residential Carpet Some carpet manufacturers offer both residential and commercial grade carpet. Today I'm reviewing how each type of carpet is specifically designed and constructed to meet the unique needs of its environment and identifying the five main differences between commercial and residential carpet. 1) AESTHETICS You will typically find a wider range of color and style o...

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Noise and Productivity

June 7th, 2018

Noise and Productivity "The open-plan design of modern offices can lead to harsh acoustic environments, which can harm worker productivity and well-being." A lot of the blame for clamorous offices can be leveled at the trend of open plan offices. These sleek, open spaces are usually comprised of reflective easy-to-clean surfaces (think glass and concrete), which reflect sound, create harsh echoes ...

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THE EFFECTIVE OPEN OFFICE PLAN

April 29th, 2018

 “Once the status symbol of anti-establishment Silicon Valley tech companies such as Google and Facebook, the open office floor plan now pervades American workplaces. Supporters say open floor plans provide opportunities for collaboration, improve transparency, eliminate many emails and phone calls, and encourage employee relationships. Detractors claim that they increase distractions and decrease...

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COLLABORATIVE SPACES THAT WORK

April 29th, 2018

  Organizations recognize group work is central to success, but struggle to offer effective collaborative spaces. Historically, most collaboration occurred through formal, scheduled meetings having many participants. However, two elements of collaboration have fundamentally changed, both from the perspective of employees, and their organizations.  First, employees increasingly desire social ...

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