Design

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

Award-winning workplace interiors suggest new directions

What are the new design contours of the post-pandemic office? The best British workplace environments in the 2021 DesignWeek Awards are a good place to look

The space programme that is shooting for the stars

This WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing examines how Google is experimenting with post-pandemic workplace design to attract young talent, explores new workplace perks and pays tribute to the founder of Gensler

Do corporate parks provide a return on green investment?

Silicon Valley’s tech giants are constructing new parks on a grand scale. There are good reasons why they are emulating the pioneers of the past and building in closeness to nature

Rebirth of the headquarters as Silicon Valley shifts gear

California’s tech giants were fast out of the blocks with their pronouncements on the future of remote working. Will their corporate HQs remain relevant in the new world of work?

China’s O-tower sends message about the future of R&D space

China’s big push to create sustainable offices post Covid-19 is reflected in a new headquarters building for smartphone maker OPPO in Hangzhou that combines brand values with ecological design

legal workplace

Future legal workplace: designing for resilience on a global scale

At a time of dynamic change for the legal workplace, the intersection of space, technology and culture is creating opportunities for redesign. New research highlights key areas of change for law firms across three super regions

Healthy ecosystem of work: making the hybrid possible

An effective ecosystem for hybrid work which blends home and office will need to meet a variety of employee needs, as the facilitators of an expert workshop discovered