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Why it's still hard for women to return to work after maternity leave

The prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Arden, is expecting a baby. She plans to take a short break and…
12 Jun 2018

Practice Playlist: 3Equals Design

The sound heard in the studio of commercial interiors specialist 3Equals1 Design echo its upbeat creative approach. Launched by owner…
05 Jun 2018

Nine in ten UK employees work harder because of good coffee

If you rely on a strong cup of coffee on the morning to get you going in the office, you…
18 May 2018

Lucy Kurrein: 'Seating is my favourite thing'

Enter the mind of designer Lucy Kurrein and you realise what a complex, sophisticated form of seating sofas are. They…
01 May 2018

Practice Playlist: Hût

The music playing in the Shoreditch offices of architecutre firm Hût echoes its mix of elegance and east London eclecticism. …
27 Apr 2018

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
…
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

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