An article in Harvard Design Magazine which discusses the future of the office building. With work becoming more decentralized and networked, is there still really a need for the office building at all, or better put, how will it change? A study was done at the AA, comparing two parts of london with approximately the same footprint: Soho, and Canary Wharf. Soho is flexible and changing and low-rise, occupied by multimedia companies, entertainment companies. Canary Wharf is occupied by financial institutions. The conclusion is that Canary Wharf is a “dinosaur” whereas Soho, although a much older urban fabric (actually based on the medieval layout of London) represents the future because it is flexible.