How design switched from surface style to social inclusion

As the return to the office puts more focus on diversity and inclusion, a new book by the director of WORKTECH Academy tells the story of inclusive design through 30 objects and environments

flexible building

The rise of the flexible building to support hybrid work

The pandemic has seen the growth of flexible work patterns, flexible teams and flexible organisations. Shouldn’t our office buildings be more flexible too? A new Schneider Electric report weighs up the opportunities

Tokyo survey suggests signs of change in Japanese workplace

On the eve of the Tokyo Olympics, new research from Xymax suggests that some companies in the Tokyo metropolitan area are early movers in the race to reform their office functions

New London Architecture report signals flexible future

The London office sector suffered in the pandemic but now has the opportunity to ‘build back better’ with a focus on smart, sustainable, adaptable and affordable workspace, says a new NLA report

corporate real estate

Will the rise of the omni-channel worker reshape corporate real estate?

As more organisations move to a hybrid or ‘work from anywhere’ model, what does this mean for the future of the office? A new report by Australian developer Mirvac suggests there are parallels with omni-channel retailing

The roaring twenties: can tech innovations lead a global revival?

As struggling economies around the world adjust to a different model, investors are backing new technology not just to improve performance but to create a more equitable workplace

Why designing the resilient city is a complex task

The coronavirus pandemic has put pressure on both urban and workplace planners to build more resilience into the system. The Healthy City Design International Congress 2020 will explore pathways out of crisis

Undercover: do older workers in the US still get a raw deal?

Forty years ago, designer Pattie Moore dressed as old woman in a unique social experiment to investigate ageism in America’s cities. Can we say things have improved?