architecture

Flight to character: a fightback begins against homogenous global offices

Tired of working in an anonymous corporate tower?  A new movement is underway to give offices more character and purpose through storytelling and adaptive reuse of historic structures

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

Is hybrid working in danger of getting bogged down in the mud?

The flooding out of this year’s Burning Man Festival provides an apt metaphor for company work policies getting stuck, but also highlights the benefits of intrinsic motivation and inclusion

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

At the tipping point: are firms ready for modern work practices?

If last year was about experimenting with flexible work and digital technology, 2023 is becoming all about mass adoption. A new report from Crestron says that companies need to be prepared

Foster’s Centre Pompidou retrospective has a future focus

A major exhibition looking at Sir Norman Foster’s work coincides with the completion of major global projects by the practice, including the DJI Sky City for a leading drone maker in China

What does sudden halt to Amazon’s HQ2 showpiece signify?

It was lauded as an exemplar of sustainable and community-oriented office design. But now construction of Amazon’s Helix tower near Washington DC has been put on temporary hold

New LEGO campus opens with focus on play and sustainability

Five years in development, the new LEGO campus in Billund, Denmark, sets down a marker for the new corporate campus in the post-pandemic era of hybrid working