Design

Designing ‘place’: the role of anthropology in workplace design

From shared desks to vast open spaces, how has the evolution of workplace design impacted employee belonging in the office? This article looks to anthropological research and urban design to understand how designers can make better places to work

Great Dane: Copenhagen’s largest wooden commercial building

Danish architect Henning Larsen has unveiled a giant timber construction that embeds carbon instead of emitting it. Is this the start of a new sustainability trend to wooden offices?

Rhyme and reason: ten things to never forget about workplace design

From biophilia and quality air flow to colour and textures, this poem – rooted in the academic research – looks at the ten considerations of workplace design

Destination unknown: the continuing evolution of the ‘new normal’

As organisations strive to create hard-and-fast solutions for the future of work, a new report explores the idea of the future of work as a continuous journey of change and transition

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

Safe and sociable: a blueprint for the future financial workplace

This WORKTECH briefing looks at an innovative Italian office design concept for financial companies which combines safety measures in the pandemic with the need to foster creativity

Mind over clutter: creating a mindful home office space

Many of us will be working from home on a more permanent basis, but how can we design our home to balance life and work? A new digital design guide by Kelly Robinson gives some tips

David Adjaye: designing for meaning, memory and learning

Global architect David Adjaye has won the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for 2021. In this exclusive WORKTECH Academy interview, he explains why we need to secularise sacred space