Archived Articles: Offices & Commercial

Love it or hate it, work is what we do during the day most of the days of the week, but it sure is nicer working in something like one of these stunning offices, stores, hotels, restaurants and bars from around the world. From cozy artist alcoves to lofty open offices, here are some of the most amazing places you could hope to get the job done.

Rad Rides: Nuclear Power Plant Turned into Amusement Park

The iconic central cooling tower has been turned into a swing ride and climbing wall, but the re-purposed complex as a whole features over a dozen attractions ...

Camera-Shaped Cafe Offers Picture-Perfect Cups of Coffee

A giant two-story camera rises from the grass beside an ordinary suburban home in the hills of South Korea. The Dreamy Camera Cafe is housed in a re-creation ...

Fallen Starchitects: 7 Failures of Famous Architects

Even the world’s most famous and celebrated architects have their failures, whether due to unforeseen consequences of an extraordinarily complex design ...

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Spiral Architecture: 12 Swirling Building & Bridge Designs

Ubiquitous in nature and mathematics, spirals are beautiful to look at and provide a structure that’s strong and stable, so it’s no surprise that ...

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Colorful Pop-Up: City Farm Storefront for Produce & Plants

This competition-winning design uses upcycled materials to frame a street-facing  experience, in part through a fresh take on ‘window shopping’. ...

Calling Home: 9 Towering Smartphone-Shaped Buildings

Does your high-rise apartment or office tower look like a mobile phone? These ones do, and you can bet smartphone users inside them get REALLY good reception.

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Living Staircase: Spiral Stairs Wrapped in Organic Greenery

Boldly curved and cantilevered into midair, these plant-wrapped stairs are designed to provide more than just a means of moving from one floor to another. ...

12 Worthy Winners: 2013 World Architecture Festival Awards

Dynamic, surprising and visually stunning, the winners of the 2013 World Architecture Festival awards represent the very best in recent architecture across a ...

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Amazon Biosphere: Retailer Gets Glass Dome Headquarters

How much more creative could you be if you were working in a stunning faceted glass dome every day? Some lucky Amazon workers will get to find out, as the City ...

Floors So Vain: The World’s Ten Tallest Vanity Heights

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has coined the term “vanity height” to describe the empty, unoccupied space atop the world's ten tallest ...

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