#13 The Hybrid Office Solution - The Live Work Space feat. Danny Tseng (Syllable)
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The pandemic has caused a dramatic increase in work from home arrangements, but does this mean offices as we know them are dead? We invited Danny Tseng from Toronto based design and architecture practice Syllable onto the show to share his thoughts on the matter. In this episode, we talk about the evolution of the office, the pros and cons of working remotely, and how to set up your hybrid office solution in the comfort of your own home. We begin by considering the rise in home offices we are seeing, a movement that was already well on its way thanks to technology but accelerated after the coronavirus hit. The office as we know it has been constantly reimagined since the industrial revolution and Danny takes us through its different stages. We discuss different types of live-work models such as artist lofts, and how these have impacted but also been influenced by zoning trends and building codes. Danny takes listeners through a few amazing projects that Syllable is working on which show some ingenious ways that they have responded to the crisis with design solutions, particularly in the form of a townhouse revamping blueprint he sketches out. We consider some of the pros and cons of office versus live-work environments today too, and Danny shares a few tips for how to get the best out of our remote work arrangements. So many of us are facing the challenges we explore in today's show, so make sure to catch it and hear the brilliant solutions it contains!

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