Place

New Tokyo district mixes green space with social connection

The opening of Azabudair Hills in Japan’s capital marks the culmination of a 30-year regeneration project led by developer Mori and featuring public realm design by UK firm Heatherwick Studio

Can Europe’s real-estate sector emerge from the darkness?

A new survey from the Urban Land Institute and PwC shows that sustainability is set to be the biggest factor in real-estate transactions but uncertainty still clouds the future for the sector

The big question: are we ready for experience real estate?

The latest episode in Steelcase’s Work Better podcast series discusses the new experiences that have the potential to transform our perception of the workplace – if companies are prepared to change

Is Meta’s lease break a sign of decline in city-centre working?

The future of workplace development in city centres is once again the subject of speculation as a high-profile tech giant surrenders its lease and a new survey shows a shift to commuter towns

Bursting the bubble: Japan’s office market set to contract

Ever-rising demand for office space in cities like Tokyo seemed to defy economic reality. But now Japan is set for a painful period of decline and readjustment according to a new study

Is flexible workspace on the brink of crisis or set for coworking 2.0?

The financial troubles of WeWork have obscured the underlying strengths and bright prospects for the coworking sector as a whole, as new analysis from architectural firm HOK suggests

Madrid named hottest place to work among major world cities

The Spanish capital takes the top spot with the most extreme urban island heat effect according to a new survey from Arup. Digital modelling is proposing ways to bring city-centre temperatures down

Why Tokyo’s young workers are turning to satellite offices

The Japanese workplace has gone through major changes in the wake of the pandemic. Now a new research study shows that satellite offices are on the rise in the Tokyo region