Simon Pole, global design director at Unispace, says that the CBD has had it too good for too long. As workplace designers, this is our moment to look beyond the office towers.
The pandemic saw unprecedented freedoms given to employees in an effort to keep the ball rolling. But as we move away from it, what does the ideal office look like in a post-pandemic world, and what will it take to bring employees back to the office in a full time capacity?
The flexible work spaces of RMBL’s new head office, designed by Golden, have transformed the mortgage manager’s conventional practices in favour of an activity based working model.
Hybrid working puts the pressure back on the individual to expertly communicate and perform within a team of dispersed personnel. How can workplace design help to enhance office dynamics?
Bringing your pet to work day may have once been a novel idea, but there’s mounting evidence to say that pet friendly workplaces could be the way forward.
The following ten design projects represent the most inimitable offices we’ve seen of late, in which space goes above and beyond in its role as a facilitator of ABW.
Indesign visits the ‘professional home’ of PSLab in London. Designed by JamesPlumb, this space is neither an office nor a showroom, but functions as both.
When longtime collaborators Studio Y and Ambience Lighting came together on a personal project, they successfully plotted the concept for an office space that is at once conducive to work and incredibly dramatic.
With staff fully assimilated to the rhythms of agile working, how do we begin to offer further flexibility? In its Brisbane headquarters, NAB looks to seamlessly align staff with space, giving them the room – quite literally – to physically and mentally ‘flex’. Designers Wood Bagot strove to bring physical space and human behaviour into perfect sync.
When do the rules and theories of contemporary workplace design not apply? In the case of Woods Bagot’s new Melbourne headquarters, project lead Bruno Mendes threw the rule book out and picked up a cookbook instead.