Offices

Cool Colours, Bengaluru, India, Cadence Architects

Cool Colours

A virtually consolidated built-up area of 2355 Sq. metres spread across 4 storeys, serves as an office space and storage for a clothing brand. The multi-level office sits in a tight urban setting in South Bengaluru. Underlining refined details that are unobtrusive, the design of the office space is intentionally minimalist, calm and functional, without […]

Editorial Office and TV Studio Addendum, Vienna, Austria, Berger+Parkkinen

Editorial Office and TV Studio Addendum

Addendum is an Austrian media project and research platform. Addendum’s editorial team has grown steadily, so an expansion of office space was necessary. Former premises of a Volksbank branch in Vienna were chosen as the new location. The concrete building from the late 70s is flanked on both sides by historic buildings. The ground floor […]

PCA Agency, Paris, France, PCA - Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte

PCA Agency

56-58 rue Vieille du Temple is located in the heart of the Marais, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris – a popular neighborhood of boutiques and galleries. PCA’s new agency replaced an old printing office that was located in a courtyard of a 1950’s building. The goal of the project was the restructuring of a […]

SPARK Beijing Office - The Swivel Space, Beijing, China, SPARK Architects

SPARK Beijing Office – The Swivel Space

The Liang Dian Design Centre on Dongsishitiao is home to the new SPARK Beijing office; occupying 500 square meters on the second floor of a three story office building form the late 1980’s. An annex glass box had been added to second floor of the existing building allowing for the exterior brick façade to be […]

Jing Mian Xin Cheng, Beijing, China, SPARK Architects

Jing Mian Xin Cheng

SPARK’s ‘pleated’ and ‘woven’ façade for the award-winning mixed-use development Jing Mian Xin Cheng in Beijing demonstrates that depth of experience need not be forgotten despite the speed of the central city’s expansion. ‘Pleats’ of perforated aluminium sheeting and a ‘weave’ of rippling windows resolve a variety of practical issues while […]

ÖBB Headquarters in Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Zechner & Zechner Architekten

ÖBB Headquarters in Vienna

The ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) has decided to build their corporate headquarters in the immediate vicinity of the new Vienna main train station. The Viennese architectural firm Zechner & Zechner emerged as winners from the two-stage, EU-wide architectural planning competition in 2009. The aim of the concept was to find an outstanding […]

Vidre Negre Office Building, Cuneo, Italy, DaMilano Studio

Vidre Negre Office Building

Oficina Vidre Negre was born as a contemporary sculpture, a symbol of a dynamic and continuous development with the need for strong identification, even in terms of image. In a context of peripheral node of the motorway, the building is set within a park, planted with native species, in which a sort of town square […]

Total Test Offices, Monterrey, Mexico, AaC+V Arquitectos

Total Test Offices

The three-story office building is located near Monterrey downtown, at one of the commercial points of the city. Most buildings within this area are old houses that were adapted into offices or new buildings that replaced the old constructions. The design of this project started from the necessity to merge and rehabilitate two existing old […]

Refurbishment at C_Galera 43, A Coruña, Spain, CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

Refurbishment at C_Galera 43

The project aims to transform a four-storey office building placed between  dividing walls  in a residential building with offices for lease.  The new building must optimize the number of flats in relation to the investment demand for housing and the small chances of regulations. The narrowness of the street and the proximity of neighboring facades […]

Nestlé Application Group Querétaro, Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico, Rojkind Arquitectos

Nestlé Application Group Querétaro

In his “A Concrete Atlantis,” Reyner Banham posits “a casual connection, conscious and cultural, between modern architecture and industrial utilitarian structures of an industrial epoch.” From Loos and Behrens to Gropius and Le Corbusier, at the beginning of the 20th century, a constant back and forth was established between […]

NMR Facility, Utrecht, Netherlands, UNStudio

NMR Facility

Located on the Uithof Campus of Utrecht University, the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Facility is a small pavilion-like laboratory building. Eight spectrometers (high-frequency magnets) are included at the two-floor column free laboratory. The spatial layout of the building is decisively influenced by this, because the […]

Torre Velasca, Milan, Italy, BBPR Group

Torre Velasca

Italian modern architecture is the context in which Velasca Tower belongs to. It is also while still part of the Milanese context in which it was born, including the Milan cathedral and the Sforzesco Castle. The tower has a height of approximately 100 metres and a peculiar and characteristic shape. It looks like a “mushroom”. […]

European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany, Coop Himmelb(l)au

European Central Bank

The new premises of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt were contructed from a design which combines the horizontal structure of the landmarked Grossmarkthalle with a twisted double tower, rising to 185 meters, from the Viennese architectural studio Coop Himmelb(l)au. United by […]

Moor House, London, UK, Foster + Partners

Moor House

The 19-storey glass-clad office building at the junction of London Wall and Moorgate offers 43,000 m² of space. Shops, restaurants and bars are located at ground and first floor levels of the building. The façade is stepped back at these levels creating a covered walkway that relates to the low level buildings opposite. Service areas […]

One London Wall, London, UK, Foster + Partners

One London Wall

The site, located at the West end of London Wall, accommodated an existing unoccupied office building which sat over an operational Livery Company premises. The development opportunity was to put back a much larger office building whilst retaining the Livery Company accommodation […]

30 Saint Mary Axe, London, UK, Foster and Partners

30 Saint Mary Axe (The Gkerkin)

30 Saint Mary Axe (The Gkerkin), previously named Swiss Re Headquarters, is a landmark 40-storey office building in the heart of London’s financial centre, developed by Swiss Re and designed by architects Foster and Partners. Located on the former site of the Baltic Exchange, the distinctive form of the building adds to the cluster of […]

KfW Westarkade, Frankfurt, Germany, Sauerbruch Hutton

KfW Westarkade

KfW Westarkade on his opening was touted as one of the most energy-efficient office buildings in the world. It was projected to use approximately half the energy of an average European office building, and one-third of a US-based one. The building addresses the prevailing wind direction to exploit it for controlled natural ventilation of the […]

Fukoku Life Osaka, Japan, Dominique Perrault Architecture

Fukoku Life Osaka

The tower looks like a great tree, whose base is widening as the roots, while the body remains straight and vertical. The façade of the building shell is covered with scales larger and more marked at the bottom than the top. The color of the plant turn inspired by the colors: light green, dark green. […]

WWF Netherlands Head Office, Zeist, Netherlands, RAU

WWF Netherlands Head Office

RAU has transformed with this design a former 1950’s agricultural laboratory into the first CO2-neutral and (almost entirely) self-sustaining office in the Netherlands. The rejuvenated building got a friendly and inviting appearance, by breaking through the rigidity of the existing structure and […]

La Defense Offices, Almere, Netherlands, UNStudio

La Defense Offices

La Defense office complex in Almere manages to integrate well with the larger urban plan. The entrances into the inner courtyards and also its height can tie in with the larger site. The exterior façade of the building is a reflection of the larger urban condition. At the same time, the interior façades of the […]

Z58, Shanghai, China, Kengo Kuma and Associates

Z58

Z58 is the second project done by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma in China. It is known to be one of the most living works that he has ever done and it acts as the window of Zhongtai Lighting Group Shanghai company. The ivy hanging down covers the facade of the building in order to […]

Chamber of Commerce in Chapinero, Bogotá, Colombia, Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

Chamber of Commerce in Chapinero

Tthe collective value of this program to the city is calebrated by the urban reaction of the scheme celebrates while the ground floor space opens to the public in making a diagonal pass through the building. The tilted first floor plan creates a dynamic both interesting and additional to that of the traditional platform space […]

Seagram Building, New York, USA, Mies van der Rohe

Seagram Building

The Seagram Building was designed by Mies van der Rohe and epitomizes elegance and the principles of modernism, located in the heart of New York City. This was Mies’ first attempt at tall office building construction, a 38-story building on Park Avenue. His solution set a standard in the design of the modern skyscraper and […]