Design

Insights into how Apple’s design team crafts the future

In our final WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing of 2021, we look inside the notoriously secretive design studio at Apple Park in California, and showcase how Sweden is pushing the frontiers of sustainable office space

Against the grain: the best architecture still to be competed

Our latest WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing looks at award-winning projects from the World Architecture Festival, the rise of the giga-floor in Chinese offices, and at the calendar of events for 2022

Designing ‘place’: the role of anthropology in workplace design

From shared desks to vast open spaces, how has the evolution of workplace design impacted employee belonging in the office? This article looks to anthropological research and urban design to understand how designers can make better places to work

Great Dane: Copenhagen’s largest wooden commercial building

Danish architect Henning Larsen has unveiled a giant timber construction that embeds carbon instead of emitting it. Is this the start of a new sustainability trend to wooden offices?

Rhyme and reason: ten things to never forget about workplace design

From biophilia and quality air flow to colour and textures, this poem – rooted in the academic research – looks at the ten considerations of workplace design

Destination unknown: the continuing evolution of the ‘new normal’

As organisations strive to create hard-and-fast solutions for the future of work, a new report explores the idea of the future of work as a continuous journey of change and transition

How the high-profile skyscraper flourished after 9/11

The attack on the Twin Towers 20 years ago did not lead to the demise of tall buildings. Instead, skyscraper construction is booming. Several trends now shape the rise of the ‘supertall'

Design dilemma: what do we do now with all this plexiglass?

This WORKTECH Briefing looks at life after plastic partitions, returning to the office to focus, and disruptive design principles for new workplace thinking