Design

Extinct: the work objects that become obsolete before we do

Longer working lives will mean that many of the familiar tools and designs around us in the workplace will be retired long before we are. A new anthology explores the process of product obsolescence

Sustainable office icon designed for the desert sands of UAE

This WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing looks at a new corporate headquarters which is both smart and sustainable, and celebrates classic furniture reissues on Fritz Hansen’s 150th anniversary

Freedom through design: starting the inclusion journey

Addressing the needs of people with disabilities in the workplace should be more than a tick-box exercise. Tapping into the lived experience of people who know the challenges first-hand is a good place for designers to start

A new framework to enhance collaboration with your design team

Many companies want to remodel their workspace in the aftermath of the pandemic, but find the design process abstract and obtuse. A new report suggests how designing can go further to meet corporate objectives

Unbuilt Frank Lloyd Wright projects brought back to life

In this WORKTECH Academy Briefing, we look at how unrealised Frank Lloyd Wright projects have been digitally remastered and what a new report proposes for the revival of US cities after the pandemic

Office

Privacy crisis: the future office is not all about collaboration

Hybrid office planners and business leaders must recognise the desire for privacy and individual spaces when designing the post-pandemic workplace, according to new research from Steelcase

Insights into how Apple’s design team crafts the future

In our final WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing of 2021, we look inside the notoriously secretive design studio at Apple Park in California, and showcase how Sweden is pushing the frontiers of sustainable office space

Against the grain: the best architecture still to be competed

Our latest WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing looks at award-winning projects from the World Architecture Festival, the rise of the giga-floor in Chinese offices, and at the calendar of events for 2022