Easy machines: friendly robots that provide a helping hand

With machine assistants in the ascendent, we take a look at the latest in human-robot collaboration and discover a drive to make our automatons as unthreatening as possible

Fed up with working from home? Try a hotel room

With business travel and tourism in freefall, hotels are now catering for locals with new workplace service offers. The key term: workspitality

If you can’t find the right building, print it instead

From an out-of-this-world project on the moon to the future workplace in Dubai, the age of the 3D printed office building is coming closer

Invisible augmentation: just a bit more than human

While human augmentation can still feel like the plot of a sci-fi movie, the reality is that it could soon be coming to a workplace near you

Up, up, and away: expanding global connectivity

The pandemic has highlighted how vital internet access can be, but global coverage is still limited. Tech firms are developing innovative design solutions to expand access

Demountable building: don’t think straight, think circular

Demountable architecture has a long history, but has tended towards the utilitarian or temporary. Today, a new wave of projects in the field presents new, circular-economy possibilities

Information is essential: design of data in the age of Covid-19

Presenting clear, considered data is more important than ever in assessing the level of threat - and infographic designers are rising to the challenge

Mini design briefing: the biodegradable plastic debate

Facility managers beware: while biodegradable plastics present an opportunity to solve one of our most significant sustainability challenges, they’re not without controversy