It turns out that the buildings we work in can contribute to a marked difference in how we work and how we perform at our jobs. According to a series of studies by the WSJ, low ceilings and loud air-conditioners created more stressed people both inside and outside the office than recently renovated spaces. That blue tones generate great creativity while red tones lead to accuracy and attention to detail. And that working in high-ceiling rooms are 25% more conducive to seeing connections between unrelated objects than 8-foot ceilings are.
We probably all assumed things like this, but it's nice to have some research to back it up. And while we may not all be able to work in offices like these, or affect the hiring of our company's next architect we can use these insights as a guide to choosing and building war rooms or deciding on the location of the next off-site brainstorm session, I suppose.