design
Finally, Someone’s Designing a Fix for the Nightmarish Open-Plan Office

When the door slid closed, everything went silent. I couldn’t hear any of the chatter or construction outside. It was weirdly cosy. I was sitting in a tiny pod — wrapped in a deep green felt, with its own built-in bench, desk, and lighting — designed a company waging war the open office. Read More >>

architecture
The Forgotten Offices That Inspired Apple, Facebook, and Google

Online, Apple, Facebook, and Google are competing to control the future of technology. Offline, they are competing to build the future of corporate architecture: small cities nestled in the Silicon Valley suburbs that are designed by some of the most famous architects alive today. It’s a space race. Literally. Read More >>