Design

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

antimicrobials

Green building experts caution over new ‘anti-viral’ materials

A group of leading green building organisations, architects, and scientists have warned that building materials with added antimicrobials have no proven health benefit – and may not be as green as they seem

sustainability

Cambridge institute plans ‘world’s first’ in sustainable office refits

Is the most sustainable building the one that already exists? A joint team from Cambridge University and architects BDP believe they are on the brink of a breakthrough

Design in the age of crisis: creative ideas take flight

Architects and designers have responded to an open call from the London Design Biennale and Chatham House to generate radical ideas that will reshape our working world

How London’s 22 Bishopsgate is setting a new workspace agenda

London's newest tower wants occupiers in its ‘vertical village’ to think differently about office space – and it has commissioned five design teams to generate alternative ideas

Easy machines: friendly robots that provide a helping hand

With machine assistants in the ascendent, we take a look at the latest in human-robot collaboration and discover a drive to make our automatons as unthreatening as possible

Manhattan transfer: High Line concept set for London

Our latest WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing presents a new project to bring New York’s High Line concept to a section of disused railway north of King’s Cross, a panel discussion on hybrid working models and a new virtual event on workplace innovation

Fed up with working from home? Try a hotel room

With business travel and tourism in freefall, hotels are now catering for locals with new workplace service offers. The key term: workspitality