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The honest truths Zoom backgrounds tell about quarantined lives

In the weird world of our quarantined lives, there’s no equality in the Zoom home office.

After WeWork’s giant crash, what’s next for landlords?

As WeWork tries to change direction, building owners weigh their options

WeWork may fail. Coworking won’t

Despite the now-shelved IPO plans, and CEO’s resignation, one shouldn’t overlook rapid growth within the sector at large.

Snøhetta’s new office building in Norway will produce more energy than it uses

Snøhetta’s Powerhouse Brattørkai captures solar energy during long summer days and stores it for winter.

WeWork shows massive $900 million loss ahead of IPO

With plans to go public in September, coworking giant offers peek at company financials.

Can coworking companies sell inclusive communities?

Measuring the impact of The Wing, WeWork, the Coven, and other spaces selling a better workspace.

WeWork claims it benefits neighborhoods. Does it?

The company’s first Global Impact Report dives into the global WeWork economy.

WeWork, home to freelancers and startups, is taking coworking corporate

New financial results show the global office space empire increasingly focused on custom offerings for big business

This Brutalist masterpiece is now a gorgeous coworking space

Many of the original details, like door handles, radiator caps, built-in furniture units, and window casings, have been retained.

Augmented reality video conferencing may come sooner than you think

A startup called Spatial is developing augmented reality video conferencing software and it actually seems like it might work.

A colorful new take on the cubicle

From Arper comes a series of modular acoustic partitions that look nothing like the drab, gray boxes that have gotten cubicles such a bad rap.

Panasonic designed human blinders to block out open-plan office distraction

The tech company partnered with Japanese fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga to develop an open-plan solution to end all open-plan solutions.

Shipping container coworking space opens in Amsterdam

Converted shipping containers are arranged and stacked around a courtyard, forming two levels comprising 150 individual work spaces and community facilities aimed at entrepreneurs.

WeWork taps Bjarke Ingels as its chief architect

Ingels will continue his role as founder and creative director at the New York-, London-, and Copenhagen-based BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

Gorgeous renovation turns old steam factory into modern office space

The architects retained the facade of the brick factory for the most part, preserving three of the brick exteriors and the two steam towers that soar into the sky.

Old San Francisco horse stable gets mod office makeover

This classic San Francisco structure goes through a sweeping renovation, but history is preserved.

Can a $25,000 robot make better coffee than a barista?

Automated coffee bars might be coming to an office, airport, or college campus near you.

Inside a tech company’s grown-up NYC headquarters

SeatGeek’s new headquarters in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan are imbued with an unfussy yet dynamic industrial aesthetic—and a controlled use of color.

Google’s new plan to create more accessible offices

A holistic approach to universal design wants to make the workspace better for all

World’s most sustainable office space opens in London

Designed by Foster + Partners, Bloomberg’s new London facility sets a benchmark for green architecture and design

Inside WeWork’s dazzling Art Deco space in Paris

This 130,000-square-foot WeWork, the city’s first, takes up residence in a 1920s Art Deco building with gorgeous period details.

Brooklyn gut renovation transforms old storefront into bright new office

When the founders of the Brooklyn-based design studio were kicked out of their previous office, Keren and Thomas Richter saw it as an opportunity to try something fun.

Former bank transformed into swoon-worthy office in Rotterdam

Local interior design team Studio Tomorrow reimagined the building while preserving many of its intricate architectural details.

This office in a box is actually kind of cool

With office spaces getting smaller and smaller and more folks working remotely, you may have thought that the cubicle was a thing of the past. But this cool office cube may convince you otherwise.

Rattan office chair combines sustainability with good looks

Office chairs are rarely as elegant as they are ergonomic and comfortable, so designer Andrea Mestre set out to address that issue—along with the question of sustainability.

WeWork is opening gyms in its office spaces

Over the last year, the company has been experimenting with running fitness classes in its NYC locations, using common areas, decks, and other spaces for yoga, spinning, dance, meditation, and more.

WeWork courts corporate clients as big business embraces coworking

The coworking giant has customized services for a fast-growing enterprise sector

Two Scandinavian coworking spaces flaunt high design

Two stylish shared workplaces have opened in Stockholm and Copenhagen, and not only are they sights to behold, they’re also master classes in Scandinavian design.

The big story behind your smaller office

A report from REIS spells out how our increasingly crowded desks impact city planning

See Microsoft's new digs in a Herzog & de Meuron building

In the spirit of the company’s ethos of a "new world of work" where staff flexibility is encouraged, the space is open with no dedicated work stations.

Cool Parisian coworking space takes over former industrial building

Dubbed Deskopolitan, the space clocks in at 4,430 square feet, and includes a series of open work desks, meeting rooms, telephone booths, and a café. (There’s also a barber shop, because 2017.)

Dystopian office tech uses sensors to track workers’ every move

In the fully developed "smart office," the boss is always watching. Already, hundreds of companies have embedded sensors in workspaces, lamps, cubicles, and computers to track the activities of workers.

WeWork's Chinese flagship opens in former opium factory

The cavernous, atrium-like building measures 5,500 square meters, or about 59,000 square feet, and accommodates 1,300 members over three levels that are connected by a winding steel staircase clad in oak shaped into long prisms.

An inside look at the offices of Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, and more

Lensman Marc Goodwin, founder of photography studio Archmospheres, is pulling the curtain back on firms’ offices, giving us an inside look at where the design magic happens.

Modular office can be hooked up to a trailer and taken anywhere

MWU was built using locally sourced, custom-milled, and kiln-dried Douglas fir wood in a post-and-beam construction—directly on top of a trailer.

Tricked-out Victorian castle in the U.K. may be the coolest office ever

Forget over-hyped coworking spaces and Ikea-hacked offices, the new HQ for U.K. personal finance site is the one to rule them all. Take a peek inside.

New wooden standing desk is Scandinavian-inspired and totally cute

Inspired by simple, Scandinavian design, the StandUp is 100% manufactured in the United States and is crafted from sustainably-grown, Forest Stewardship Council-certified birch plywood. It can be assembled tool-free in under 15 minutes.

Hacked Ikea furniture fills this colorful coworking space in Madrid

Designed by Spanish firm Izaskun Chinchilla, this playful, 100-desk coworking space in Madrid draws on elements of Japanese design and an impressive array of Ikea products.

7 rad offices we loved in 2016

An economy in an ever-constant state of flux means that the rules for what an office should be are flying out the window—at least in the sectors of tech and design.