Design

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

New evidence that having a variety of spaces boosts creativity

How can we help employees think more inventively about their work? The answer may lie with having multiple spaces to work from according to a new Japanese study

London Art Deco heritage office set to become life sciences hub

The conversion of a listed Bloomsbury Square office building into a lab-enabled space for start-ups and big pharma reflects a wider trend toward investment in healthcare-related real estate

Digital directory of products aligned to WELL standard launched

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has introduced a directory to assist users looking for products or solutions that fit with various features in the WELL Building Standard

Health and work: can we design a more interconnected approach?

Workplace wellbeing has moved up the agenda since the pandemic, but are we addressing the issue in sufficient depth? Adrianse explores a more holistic framework for health and work in new article series

People-centric placemaking: designing for psychological safety

Designing for wellbeing means putting people before infrastructure. In the final article in our series with design firm Adrianse on health and work, we explore the benefits of creating a sense of place and belonging

Designing for diversity: healthy culture, healthy employees

Designing for a more diverse workforce must go deeper than providing ramps for wheelchairs. In the latest in our series on health and work with Adrianse, we explore the wellbeing benefits of being welcomed and respected

Against the grain: research reinforces message that wood is good

What is the effect of introducing wood finishes in your workplace? New research from Finland builds on a wealth of positive scientific evidence showing that worker stress levels can be reduced