Design

Sonic branding: the next buzz for workplace experience

The B:Hive in Auckland, New Zealand, rethinks the suburban work campus by putting great sounds as its heart. Laurie Aznavoorian of architects BVN reflects on a coming era of sonic architecture

open plan

Open and shut case: why critics of open plan are behind the times

Bashing the open plan office has become a global sport. But, as Kay Sargent of design firm HOK suggests, the game has moved on and many new open environments are now skilfully tailored to user needs

I M Pei

IM Pei, adventurer in geometry and light: a tribute

The death at the age of 102 of IM Pei, designer of the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, marks the passing of one of the dominant figures of modern American architecture. Here we trace the formative years his career

Milan Design Week review

Design briefing: Milan Design Week marks out future creative trends

In its deep dive into the latest furniture and design, Milan Design Week provides the ultimate barometer for upcoming interior trends in 2019, says Imogen Privett

Design briefing: Toronto’s transformational timber town – and more

In our regular new survey of design ideas you shouldn’t miss, Imogen Privett of WORKTECH Academy rounds up the latest developments - from printable zero-waste furniture to self-driving hotel rooms

Arc Task Systems

Tracing the Arc of mobile furniture to bring back the human touch

In the search for workspace efficiency, have we gone too far in removing personal control and a sense of belonging? Flexible new furniture developed by Task Systems seeks to redress the balance

Networked innovation: from outside in to inside out

Workplace design has increasingly recognised the need to bring the outside in.  Now, successfully connecting to new innovation ecosystems means thinking from the inside out

Bauhaus

Bauhaus at 100: how does its workplace legacy stand up?

As the fountainhead of modern architecture, Germany’s Bauhaus design school controversially provided the visual basis for management efficiency and control. So why do we still revere it today?