From office block to housing block: is this the key to reinvigorate the city?

With offices still standing empty in downtown areas of the USA, developers are looking to new ideas and conversion projects to transform low footfall areas into vibrant city hubs once again

Adaptive reuse: the sustainable design trend whose time has come?

Adaptive reuse in architecture and construction is gathering pace in response to the climate crisis – even Google is getting in on the act

Financial workplace: what we learnt from professionals in New York

The financial workplace hasn’t traditionally been in the vanguard of change – but WORKTECH’s 2023 Financial Services conference in New York indicated that new experiences are on the horizon

Reduce, reuse, recycle – at skyscraper scale

2022’s World Building of the Year takes recycling to the next level, wrapping a 1970s office core in new fit-for-the-future floors

Design roundup: urban suburbia, rethinking the commute and robot charging

Our regular Innovation Zone design review captures the latest in design innovation from around the world, from rethinking the commuter city to real-time visualisations and mobile robot chargers

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