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Architects’ network slams skyscrapers as worsening climate crisis

An open letter from an influential group of UK architects has condemned the impact of tall office buildings on climate change and biodiversity – and called for less celebration of skyscrapers

Berlin plays host to Germany’s most sustainable office building project

An ensemble of two office buildings close to the Südkreuz station in Berlin demonstrates the  potential of large-scale timber construction that is modular and highly sustainable

The material science innovations building a greener future

How can companies square their ESG commitments with the need to build new office spaces for hybrid working? Here, we explore innovations in construction to make future workspace more sustainable

Japanese project shows how to recycle worn-out office blocks

Our latest WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing marks World Architecture Day with a look at a sustainable workplace scheme that is a masterclass in reuse, and explores the future of the digital wallet

Rhyme and reason: ten things to never forget about workplace design

From biophilia and quality air flow to colour and textures, this poem – rooted in the academic research – looks at the ten considerations of workplace design

Mini design briefing: the biodegradable plastic debate

Facility managers beware: while biodegradable plastics present an opportunity to solve one of our most significant sustainability challenges, they’re not without controversy

Green sky thinking means that buildings should be never finished

Green Sky Thinking: why work buildings should never be finished

Amid economic turmoil, sustainable initiatives are the first to get the chop. But advocates of new thinking from a green perspective suggest it can provide timeless answers to current property problems