Designing healthier cities: congress to explore climate action

How can we balance local urban needs with the wider considerations of the global climate emergency? The Healthy City Design International Congress 2023 will present new directions

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

New playbook on the circular economy targets construction

The built environment has a major role to play in shifting to a more circular economy and avoiding climate catastrophe, according to a new guide from the World Green Building Council

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