Place

Sky Central: is this the start of the non-doctrinaire workplace?

The award-winning Sky Central workplace in west London is based on not telling people how to behave. Does its easy-neighbour design mark a backlash against the high-concept cultural approach?

Back to the future: Facebook village faces up to growing housing crisis

New apartments planned by Facebook for its own employees on its Menlo Park campus dust off an old idea pioneered by the titans of the first Industrial Revolution. Is a new paternalism stirring?

The social workplace: understanding a spectrum of need and provision

In these two videos, part of an eight-video series produced by Microsoft and PopTech on the changing world of work, international workplace experts examine the underlying reasons why places and spaces remain so important in the 21st century.

The men behind The Edge: drawing attention to a connected future

Martin Laws and David Sie have been key players in the development of The Edge, the Dutch office building that takes connectivity to a whole new level. They explain what all the fuss is about

The road to smarter property decisions is paved with good data

Companies with low levels of space utilisation should think hard about how they leverage existing data sets to inform decisions about their office buildings, says Michael Gresty

Go with the flow: how flexible working can help cities in gridlock

David Potter, director of Canadian agency WORKshift and a keynote speaker at the WORKTECH Toronto 2016 conference, explains why cities facing change should rethink their working patterns

Intermix: a new concept for the smart precinct of the future

How can the smart precinct of the future harness new technologies to create intelligent, integrated places to work and live? A new discussion paper from developer Mirvac, co-produced with WORKTECH Academy, presents some models

Destination Asia: how developers can seize the power of change

From his vantage point in Shanghai, Haworth VP Frank Rexach looks at the opportunities for change in the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, especially for developers