design thinking

Home truths: the upsides and downsides of working from home

One-size-fits all has been discredited in office planning. So why is it still being applied to work from home? A new study suggests that individual homeworkers should be given more consideration

Health and work: can we design a more interconnected approach?

Workplace wellbeing has moved up the agenda since the pandemic, but are we addressing the issue in sufficient depth? Adrianse explores a more holistic framework for health and work in new article series

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

Six essential building blocks for a better workplace experience

What create a memorable event with universal appeal? In the first of a three-part series on designing a better workplace experience, we report on the findings of a special creative workshop

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

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

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