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On The Double: Learning to evolve

It is widely said that it is not the strongest species that survive, but the most adaptable. This thinking originally…
03 Apr 2018

Clare Dowdy on co-working: Clubhouse's latest City space

The recent news that the workforce is ageing has been glaringly obvious in my co-working space for some time. In…
03 Apr 2018

Practice Playlist: Jestico + Whiles

Jestico + Whiles is an employee-owned architecture and interior design practice based in London and Prague. Its team of over…
03 Apr 2018

Peter Murray on London: Neighbourhood watcher

I was reminded of Abercrombie’s wonderful amoebic map showing London’s communities when I read recently that British Land had bought…
29 Mar 2018

Office design trends: 'Onsite gyms and a beer tap for Fridays won’t cut it' says CEO

Much has been written recently extolling the virtues of employee-centred workplace design, but there has been very little serious research…
15 Mar 2018

Radical Matters: FranklinTill on the future of sustainable materials

By looking into shit, hair, dust, soot, soya, and sawdust as material alternatives, Radical Matter presents various projects and innovations…
07 Mar 2018

Friedrich Ludewig: ACME director on the importance of personalised visual identities

The use of materials within the architecture profession is tricky. Regulations, structural issues and an increasingly design-aware public often lead
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28 Feb 2018

Peter Murray on London: The city that just gets on with it

I gave a talk recently to the London Appreciation Society (LAS), an august organisation of which I am ashamed to…
27 Feb 2018

Q&A: Nick Gregory from CPMG talks office space in Nottingham

CPMG is an award winning architectural practice based in Nottingham and London that has extensive experience in both the public…
26 Feb 2018

Eric Parry: Man of Substance

Architect Eric Parry is in remarkably chipper spirits when he returns to his London office fresh off a flight. He has…
19 Feb 2018

Elemental Unblock

After 25 years of global occupier side experience, the conclusion is... creating a fantastic workplace is simple. That is, despite…
15 Feb 2018

The Allbright: Can women-only offices ever work?

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Well either way it was probably female. There are days when I…
13 Feb 2018

On Culture: Katrina Larkin falls for the Scandi way of doing things

Way back in 2001, a certain DJ friend started playing a groovy electronic tune with an addictive hook that seemed…
05 Feb 2018

Kirsten Murray on: Narrative Structures

"Three-dimensional storytelling is thinking about the visitor’s experience of the workplace as their journey unfolds,” says Kirsten Murray, principal and…
08 Jan 2018

Peter Murray On London: Give way but don’t give in

I am a keen cyclist. I commute to work, ride to meetings and cycle long distances. I’ve done Land’s End…
14 Dec 2017

On The Double: Refreshing the workplace

Food provision in the workplace today is often a compromise. Located by convenience of access to risers to extract smells…
04 Dec 2017

Changing Channel: Clare Dowdy on Co-Working

Over the summer break, I needed to do some work. Not from a Greek villa, but from my 1970s static…
23 Nov 2017

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