architecture

The Future of Flex: can UK flexible workspace bounce back?

After a bruising time during lockdown, the UK’s flexible office space sector could be poised to grow fast off the back of increased corporate interest, according to a new report from architects AFK with WORKTECH Academy

GSK development plan boost for smart precinct in life sciences

Our latest WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing looks at a proposal by pharmaceutical giant GSK to develop a key UK research & development site. Is this the future of the life science workplace?

Award-winning workplace interiors suggest new directions

What are the new design contours of the post-pandemic office? The best British workplace environments in the 2021 DesignWeek Awards are a good place to look

Healthy City Design

Creating healthier cities: share your ideas on new work practice

If you’ve got new workplace research, projects or ideas to share that can make our cities more sustainable and healthy, then the Healthy City Design International Congress wants to hear from you

Tokyo survey suggests signs of change in Japanese workplace

On the eve of the Tokyo Olympics, new research from Xymax suggests that some companies in the Tokyo metropolitan area are early movers in the race to reform their office functions

New London Architecture report signals flexible future

The London office sector suffered in the pandemic but now has the opportunity to ‘build back better’ with a focus on smart, sustainable, adaptable and affordable workspace, says a new NLA report

China’s O-tower sends message about the future of R&D space

China’s big push to create sustainable offices post Covid-19 is reflected in a new headquarters building for smartphone maker OPPO in Hangzhou that combines brand values with ecological design

sustainability

Cambridge institute plans ‘world’s first’ in sustainable office refits

Is the most sustainable building the one that already exists? A joint team from Cambridge University and architects BDP believe they are on the brink of a breakthrough