Change of use

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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The charme of flat-sharing

Co-living is becoming an established new segment in the European residential markets. The boom recalls the early days of co-working. What are the opportunities and risks? Providers and investors are exploring the markets. By Christine Mattauch

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Upcycling – architecture that stacks up

Used shipping containers are popular with architects and interior designers alike. These compact boxes are small in size but big in impact, making them a global trend

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