The 2021 version of the office space

  • Make way for the one minute city: A city in Sweden decided to give back some urban planing power to its residents allowing them to organise “the space outside their front door”. The initiative gives local communities a street furniture kit (designed to fit the dimensions of a standard parking space) to organise the street according to their needs. The idea is to reinforced a sens of neighbourhoods consultation and tackles hyper local problems.
credit: Bloomberg
  • How can physical space foster unexpected connections in a digital world? The team behind the renovation of the Milan’s Centre for Digital Culture and Creative Technology investigates how physical space can foster serendipity and unexpected interpersonal connections in our increasingly digitised world. According to Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) and Italo Rota teams, architecture will be the answer; “One way to achieve this is to overcome any strict division of spatial functions. When every place can serve multiple purposes, it brings together multiple communities, facilitating the generation and circulation of new ideas.”
credit: Frame web
  • The future of offices when workers have a choice: Most office activity will not move to homes or to the cloud. Instead, it is likely to be redistributed within and between cities, with a variety of new employment areas popping up and saving many people the trouble of simultaneous commuting to a central business district.
credit: New York Times

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