Workplace in dialogue: podcasts that challenge conventions

How can we create environments for employees to thrive? Human-centred workplace design is a core theme of three new podcasts that are worthy of attention

Dare to dream: Milan Design Week exhibits raise the creative bar

The 2024 edition of Milan Design Week was heralded as a ‘return to form’ with a more dynamic and experimental direction in furniture and interiors

Lessons from the BMW factory design that said all workers are equal

Two decades after Zaha Hadid unveiled her plans for BMW’s plant in Leipzig, which elevated the car production line over the heads of office workers, we’re still studying the message that it sent

A city from scratch: unravelling the debate surrounding California’s newest urban venture

A new initiative aiming to create a brand-new city in Solano County, California promises affordable housing, an influx of jobs, and a commitment to sustainability measures, but faces several challenges before it gets the go-ahead

Communicating without words: subliminal messaging by design

What does the workplace tell us subliminally about how valued and included employees feel? Dr Sally Augustin takes a look at the academic research

Indoor air quality: experts call for standards to be enforced

Top scientists have published a research paper that proposes mandatory standards to control key indoor pollutants in public buildings and better systems for clean air

Google New York opens neighbourhood office above 1930s rail terminal

Smart, stylish and sustainable, Google’s newly opened New York office at St John’s Terminal on the High Line marks the tech giant’s latest foray into the world of adaptive reuse

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