Experiments with light and texture in retail, office and public space incorporate more fun into everyday environments

Thirty years ago, casual Friday meant not wearing a tie to work. Today, hoodies, Chucks, and ping pong tables in the office are not considered all that uncommon. As the millennial generation comes of age and shakes up any pre-construed notion of tradition, more people will seek out everyday environments that are considered fun or pleasurable. A 2015 survey by AON Hewitt found that 30 percent of millennials said “fun” was in most need of improvement in their current offices.

PSFK Labs, in partnership with global architecture database Architizer, launched Building Tomorrow, a free report looking at trends moving forward the future of design. Our research uncovered how various structures around the world are being developed with both intentional purposes of play and function.

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