Design

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?

kerstin sailer

Sight lines: how seat preference impacts workplace connectivity

Kerstin Sailer, architect and academic at London’s Bartlett School of Architecture, describes new research which links visibility in the workplace with intrinsic human wellbeing

Bloomberg London

Why Bloomberg’s London office is in a class of its own

Against all expectation, the top award in British architecture, the RIBA Stirling Prize, has been given to an office block. But this Foster-designed workplace project defies the odds in so many ways

To appreciate its power, should we treat workspace design as a drug?

It is well known that some workers use drugs to enhance performance, but could workspace design itself be viewed as a pharmacological intervention to change behaviour? New research is heading that way

Awe in design has commercial benefits

Can awe-inspiring design features really boost workplace performance?

Spectacular interior design elements were once seen as self-indulgent. Now there is scientific evidence to suggest that inducing a sense of awe can bring commercial benefits