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Polished Concrete: How It Is Made and What to Consider When Using It in Your Projects

Polished concrete is a versatile material that is easily customizable in its appearance, using stunning aggregates, quartz, and colors to create a …

Home Improvement

The Best Architecture Reads this Spring: 19 New Books Selected by Metropolis Magazine

<i>Metropolis Magazine</i> has released a curated list of 19 new books to read this spring, with topics ranging from the evolution of social housing to …

Architecture

WeWork power engines the future of work

The inside of WeWork Yanping Lu in Shanghai Photo: Courtesy of WeWork<p>Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. The world's eye is …

How Can You Tell Someone Is Truly a Bad Boss? Look for 1 Sign That Makes Most Employees Cringe

Research has found that these bad bosses fly below the radar undetected. That also makes them very dangerous.<p>If you keep up with my column, you know that I've covered the topic of bad bosses' impact on organizations for years. Most of what I've found and documented centers around toxic management …

Offices in a converted warehouse centre around suspended concrete staircase

A concrete staircase overlooked by a glazed showroom and library forms the centrepiece of this headquarters for a textile brand in Mumbai designed by …

Architecture

WRNS + clive wilkinson team up to design an innovative workspace in silicon valley

<b>as silicon valley evolves to compete with growing innovation centers in walkable, networked areas, intuit’s new marine way building (MWB) in</b> …

Architecture

pixel façade, a flexible biophilic façade system for future offices

<b>architects typically create bespoke solutions to bespoke problems, the AEC industry is one of the few to take this approach to creating a product.</b> …

What Happens When the Workplace Merges with the Public Realm?

As the Public Realm Merges With the Workplace, How Will Our Cities Change?<p>A report produced by WRNS Studio, edited and excerpted here, suggests how …

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. My friend was giving it …

Leadership

The workplace of the future

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) is barging its way into business. As our special report this week explains, firms of all types are harnessing AI to …

Artificial Intelligence

These are the best companies to work for and their amazing perks

Do you love your job? Is it because of what you do or the office culture your company provides? Maybe you have unlimited vacation days, or can take a …

Rozana Montiel pairs wood and stone for lush garden home outside Mexico City

Mexico City-based architect Rozana Montiel has completed a four-bedroom home in Tepoztlán, using local materials as a way to integrate the home into …

Neue stilvolle Argumente fürs Wohnen im Freien

Der nächste Frühling kommt bestimmt. Bald können die Gartenmöbel wieder raus. Es müssen ja nicht unbedingt die alten sein ... Grund genug, die Trends …

Industry leaders reflect on factors driving contemporary office design

As Frame launches The Other Office 3 , some of the featured architects and designers reflect on the challenges and drivers of contemporary workplace …

Digital Culture

Adobe Headquarters Renovation / Gensler

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Adobe’s headquarters has become the physical extension of the company’s brand, representing the …

Why You Should Make Your Team Switch Seats

When corporate workspaces are reorganized, many employees view the process as nothing but a nuisance. Desks are cleared, boxes are packed, daily work is disrupted—for what, exactly? Design firms have long touted the benefits of such changes, promising that when people are able to circulate more …

Are Standing Desks The Biggest Sham Ever?

Scientific evidence show that standing desks can adversely affect your body and cognitive abilities.<p>Standing desks. Media and fans raved about them, even though little solid scientific evidence supports their alleged ergonomic and health benefits. In fact, many scientific studies show that they …

Western Australia

MIT launches Task Force on the Work of the Future

Today MIT launched its Task Force on the Work of the Future, an Institute-wide effort to understand and shape the evolution of jobs during an age of …

Innovation

Sadistischer Beton

Mit einem Mal sind sie wieder hip, die Betonklötze der Brutalismus-Architektur. Überall werden die Nachkriegsbauten gefeiert, auf Instagram, in …

A smarter smart city - MIT Technology Review

On Toronto’s waterfront, where the eastern part of the city meets Lake Ontario, is a patchwork of cement and dirt. It’s home to plumbing and …

Urban Design

Artists envisioned the future of work, and the results are pure fantasy - MIT Technology Review

Jobs are shifting. There is no question about that. But how the march of technological progress will affect the workforce is the million-dollar …

World Economic Forum

Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House epitomises desert modernism in Palm Springs

The second in our series highlighting the best buildings in Palm Springs during the city's Modernism Week is Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House, one of …

Architecture

Podcast: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the future of work

<i>This is episode 7 in a 10-part podcast series that will introduce listeners to the thinkers, entrepreneurs, and innovators who are already spotting</i> …

What Is Luge? It’s Like Sledding at 90 Miles Per Hour

One of the most appealing things about luge is its name. Luge. It almost sounds onomatopoetic, like a sled whooshing down an icy track. (It’s actually a Swiss term for a small sled.)<p>Luge feels familiar. It’s like when you leapt onto your Flexible Flyer and steered down the hill with your feet. Only …

Luge

8 Predictions For The Workplace Experience In 2018

Home » Archive » FacilityBlog » Workplace Culture » <b>Top 8 Predictions For The Workplace Experience in 2018</b><p><i>This article was originally published on</i> …

11 Houses With Gorgeous Double-Height Spaces

The private dwelling is a particularly favorable place in which to enjoy double-height spaces. This design strategy not only allows vertical spaces …

Cities Are Killing The Future Of Work (And The American Dream)

In its new-headquarters search, Amazon seems hell-bent on accelerating the rapid urbanization of work. We should be trying to reverse it.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.</i><p>Today Amazon announced that it’s whittled down more than …

Raphael Gielgen: „Das Büro von morgen ist laut und leise“

<b>Sie beschäftigen sich täglich mit dem Thema Veränderung. Was verändert sich Ihrer Meinung nach momentan am stärksten?</b><b><br>Raphael Gielgen:</b> Ich habe …

Europa

Inside The Furniture Startup Beloved By Instagram, Pinterest, Casper, And Everlane

The small Swedish brand Hem has become a cult favorite among the designorati. Now founder Petrus Palmér wants to make it a $1 billion company.<p>Five years ago, Petrus Palmér was well on his way to a comfortable life as an industrial designer. In 2005, he’d cofounded the studio Form Us With Love …

If You Care About Cities, Apple's New Campus Sucks

The new headquarters Apple is building in Cupertino has the absolute best door handles. The greatest! They are, as my colleague Steven Levy writes, …