Change of use

New presence culture

The office lost its dominance during the pandemic and is now jockeying for position with working from home, third places and the workation.

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Thinking outside the box

As the need for urban logistics assets escalates, the sector is turning to ingenious solutions to create last-mile space in increasingly dense environments. By Isobel Lee

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The back-to-the-office challenge

Exodus: deserted offices, locked conference rooms, unused kitchenettes. During lockdown, companies asked thousands of staff to work from home. Many businesses are now re-evaluating office environments and their use of space accordingly. New ways of working will also create opportunities. By Isobel Lee

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A blank canvas

Balconies are a remarkable hybrid. Outside, but an extension of inside. Part public stage, part ringside seat, depending on the mood and occasion. As an outdoor space, they are truly multi-talented and highly popular, not just since the coronavirus lockdown. Architects find these exterior attachments a source of special inspiration. By Elke Hildebrandt

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Visions for retail

The future of retail doesn’t only depend on the behaviour of consumers. It is also closely linked to bold concepts for contemporary urban development.

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