We need walls !

There is a lot in this BBC podcast that is interesting and there's a lot that's just plain entertaining. The series is about how humans adapt to living in a digital world.


This episode covers a variety of ideas but one of them is how homes and workspaces are designed now without walls. The narrator claims that we fundamentally need walls for privacy and we need privacy to be able to focus.


Originally open plan homes were sold on the promise that it was the ideal design for the entertaining that nobody ever actually does :-))))


Open planned workspaces were sold on the premise that they served the same function in the workplace but (the writers claim) this came at a great cost....


There's lots more besides....Enjoy !