Design

Reduce, reuse, recycle – at skyscraper scale

2022’s World Building of the Year takes recycling to the next level, wrapping a 1970s office core in new fit for the future floors

Water at work: is more blue space the answer to the blues?

We’ve all heard of green space but what about blue space? Research shows that environments with a water feature may be even better for you than traditional plant-based biophilic design

Beyond accessibility: what’s next for the inclusive Danish workplace?

A new report from Design Denmark takes a deep dive into the future of work and outlines key themes which will become crucial to developing a more sensory and sustainable workplace

The Frank Lloyd Wright office towers that never were

Brilliant new renderings of unbuilt Frank Lloyd Wright office towers show how advanced his vision was and set the bar for today’s architects of tall buildings to match

Question of focus: how can office design address new priorities?

What’s holding people back from returning to the office? New U.S data tracked by global design firm Gensler explores how employee priorities are changing in favour of supporting individual work

Architects’ network slams skyscrapers as worsening climate crisis

An open letter from an influential group of UK architects has condemned the impact of tall office buildings on climate change and biodiversity – and called for less celebration of skyscrapers

Berlin plays host to Germany’s most sustainable office building project

An ensemble of two office buildings close to the Südkreuz station in Berlin demonstrates the  potential of large-scale timber construction that is modular and highly sustainable

The designed experience: what works and why we are in thrall

In a working world of greater individual choice, designing a better experience for employees has become an urgent priority. A new book explains how the transformative power of experience can be unleashed