Design

New studies reveals noise as top source of dissatisfaction at work

What design factors impede professional performance in the workplace? Two new studies from field of applied psychology point the finger at a familiar culprit

From compliance to inclusivity: embracing workplace accessibility for all

Are companies going far enough when it comes to workplace accessibility? They might be meeting minimum legal requirements, but companies should go above and beyond to be inclusive

Lines from Lagos: how the Nigerian workspace market in expanding

Adewunmi Adegbola produced the Nigerian Pavilion at the 2023 London Design Biennale. In this interview she discusses the design approach of her practice Siriano as the Lagos market develops

How poor environmental quality threatens employee health

The standard of environmental quality in the workplace could be affecting individual and company performance far more than we think. A new guide from AECOM explores the key factors

New insights into inclusive design for complex buildings

Architectural firm HOK has extended its focus on designing for neurodiversity from the workplace to a range of other environments including science labs, sports venues, airports and courtrooms

Why Centraal Beheer still casts a spell over the modern workplace

Opened in 1972, Herman Hertzberger’s iconic office building in the Netherlands was hailed as a template for social community. As it is converted for residential use, its ideals remain relevant today

Adaptive reuse: the sustainable design trend whose time has come?

Adaptive reuse in architecture and construction is gathering pace in response to the climate crisis – even Google is getting in on the act

Furniture makers rising to challenge of hybrid working

As versatile and adaptable standalone furniture grows in importance, the 2023 Design Guild Mark award scheme for design excellence in the UK shows how home and workplace is being bridged