Amid economic turmoil, sustainable initiatives are the first to get the chop. But advocates of new thinking from a green perspective suggest it can provide timeless answers to current property problems
At the turn of the millennium, storytelling in workplace design was all the rage, as big-bang brandscapes dominated the field. Today, we’re more circumspect about a narrative approach. Why?
As Silicon Valley’s tech titans open extravagant new corporate headquarters, the issue of turning the workplace into one big creative playpen has sharpened debate on both sides of the argument
From creating close proximity to co-workers, visibility across large floor plates and designing office space with the qualities of a city, the atrium is the heart of the building, says Ulrich Blum of Zaha Hadid Architects
Forget the Wolf of Wall Street: trading floors can seriously damage traders’ health. New research from architects Gensler, supported by furniture company Erich Keller, explores ways to mitigate stress on the trading floor to improve wellbeing and decision-making
Having trouble getting ‘into flow’ in the office environment? A new traffic light system promising to cut down interruptions has reopened a familiar debate about the trials of working in open plan
Designing multi-sensory experiences at work can aid wellbeing and productivity, but a balance is required between architectural form and new wearable technologies
It is one thing to think like a designer. It is quite another to attempt a workplace design project without a professional to make it happen