The Wall Street Journal
How Hybrid Work is Changing Offices of the Future
Workplaces that look like your living room; flexible, multiuse spaces; outdoor terraces. Today’s new hybrid work styles are reshaping the office buildings of tomorrow.
Leading architects and real-estate developers are pioneering concepts aimed at workers who are splitting their time between home and office, and they predict these innovations will become mainstream in the years to come.
The Asahi Shimbun
Tokyo school moves into a high-rise in a first for Japan
In Tokyo, where space is at a premium, local authorities decided to house a publicly run elementary school in a tower block that rises 45 stories above ground and boasts a luxury hotel and offices as well as brand name shops.
Master Plan announced for Global Gateway Shinagawa in Tokyo
Pickard Chilton announced that it has completed, in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates, the master plan for Global Gateway Shinagawa, a transformative redevelopment of the northern portion of Tokyo's Shinagawa Station and railyard.
These 165,000-Pound Columns Will Heft a 38-Story Tower 85 Feet Off the Ground
Near the water in downtown Seattle, there's about to be a skyscaper unlike anything the city—and, well, the world—has seen. A 38-story tower will sit a full 85 feet off the ground, creating a open plaza beneath it, all thanks to the immense strength of the 20 steel and concrete columns that will support it.
Calgary-based ATCO unveils new corporate campus
The nearly 50-year-old energy and logistics company unveiled its new state-of-the-art campus in the southwest Calgary community of Lincoln Park Saturday, right next to its original facility.
Agreement Signed for a Bulgari Hotel in Tokyo to Open in 2022
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. signed an agreement with Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts to open Japan’s first Bvlgari Hotel in the large-scale, mixed-use development planned for the Tokyo Station area. The Bvlgari Hotel Tokyo is scheduled to open at the end of 2022.
Daily Journal of Commerce
This 85-foot-tall ‘W' is giving Skanska's 2+U legs to stand on
A giant “W” has sprouted along First Avenue near Seneca Street in downtown Seattle.
The 85-foot-tall structure is made of large steel pipes that are the first of several columns that will support 2+U, an office complex being built by Skanska. 2+U will hover above a 24,000-square-foot outdoor urban village.
ExxonMobil campus is a city within a city
The ExxonMobil campus makes quite an impression from 350 feet in the air, as seen here in these Houston Chronicle photographs taken during a recent helicopter tour of the area.
Houston Business Journal
The architectural vision behind ExxonMobil's campus
Since 2008, these architects have been quietly working on one of the most exciting projects in the country and not talking. Until now. We got the scoop on the Exxon Mobil campus and two of the men behind its pioneering design.
ExxonMobil Goes Greener with New Headquarters
The new Exxon Mobil Corp. headquarters, rising on 385 acres (156 ha) north of downtown Houston, is one of the largest construction projects in the United States. The corporate campus will be composed of 20 low-rise buildings arranged around landscaped paths and quadrangles. It will consolidate in one place the energy company’s offices currently located in Houston, Virginia’s Fairfax County, and other locations to accommodate up to 10,000 employees who will begin occupying the campus early next year.
Forum for the Future set up Sustainable Shipping Initiative
Forum for the Future has teamed up with WWF International and two major shipping companies to establish a Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI).
As well as BP Shipping and Maersk Line, other founding members include Lloyd’s Register and Dutch state-owned bank ABN Amro.
The initiative aims to develop a sustainable action plan responding to the challenges faced by the industry over the next 30 years. Climate change, carbon taxes, changing cargoes and new weather patterns are cited as examples of the issues it will cover.