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

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