The cover states it all. In our latest problem, we communicate to professionals in Canada and all over the earth who are grappling with how to upend entrenched assumptions about the will need for blood, sweat and tears in support of architecture. We also incorporate voices from corporations that have previously started to restructure their workplaces in methods that improved assist the wants of their employees. The “work-existence balance” normally sounds like lip provider, but it shouldn’t. And the people planning our physical areas will need it just as considerably as we do.

We also search at a few fantastic examples of offices that seek out to produce that hybrid degree of comfort: a new, gleaming glass-and-steel edifice close to Basel a multi-ground place of work literally carved into an current complex for a tech enterprise in Shenzhen and an adapted tobacco pipe factory in London that does double duty as bathroom showroom and co-doing the job room.

And we consider a appear at developments in everyday living sciences laboratories, the place companies are engineering the types of get the job done settings that are unable to be replicated at property, and with an eye to rising consolation for people who perform in them.


The Valley

The Valley - MVRDV’s commercial-residential experiment

Photo by Marcel Steinbach

MVRDV’s industrial-household experiment rises — and is ready to bloom — in Amsterdam

An Elemental Cottage

Aerial view of Superkül’s Birdhouse cottage

Image by Doublespace

Superkül generates a vacation property that’s flawlessly at house in the elements of Ontario’s Kawarthas

A Concentration on Hospitality

Mobile medical clinic for New Delhi by LifeCMF

Projects and solutions that nourish the body and soul: a shipping container facility in Delhi, Michael Graves’ collaboration with CVS, and RIOS’s institute for transformative medicine in California

Bathing Beauties

Holloway + Li bathroom showroom at the Market Building in London

From storage to sinks, anything to make your lavatory glow


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