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.

Cantilevered Conversion: Sleek Modern Cargo Container Office

While many intermodal freight crate transformations turn steel boxes into comfortable spaces, this project goes a step further both by taking maximum advantage ...

Augmented Showroom: Projections Compliment Physical Products

Offering more than a traditional storefront space or conventional shopping website could individually, this hybrid showroom allows shoppers to experiment ...

Pop-Up Office: 14 Modern Mobile Studios for Creatives

Whether you’re an artist looking to work in the most inspiring environment possible or just want to break beyond the cubicle, these mobile and pop-up ...

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Jenga-Like Twisting Tower Won’t Leave Neighbors in the Shade

In order to get around strict city zoning regulations that forbid new structures from putting neighbors in the shade for more than two hours a day, ...

World’s Largest Indoor Farm is 100 Times More Productive

The statistics for this incredibly successful indoor farming endeavor in Japan are staggering: 25,000 square feet producing 10,000 heads of lettuce per day ...

Architectural Gems: 13 Blinged-Out Buildings Cut Like Stones

Architects hoping their creations will be described as ‘gems’ could take the literal route and design faceted structures that call to mind ...

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Shop in a Swimming Pool: Neglected Space Turned into a Store

Until recently, this indoor swimming pool on the vacant ground floor of a 1970s apartment building in Tokyo was just an empty space, dry and disused for years. ...

Balancing Buildings: 14 Structures that Seem to Defy Gravity

Heavy structures seem to hover in mid-air, supported only by spindly poles or narrow beams of concrete. Towers lean toward the ground at alarming angles. ...

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Rejected Starchitects: 8 Controversial Building Proposals

Even the world’s most famous architects, from Zaha Hadid to Frank Gehry, get rejected sometimes. When Norman Foster’s visionary proposal for a new ...

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Containertecture: Shipping Crate-Based Buildings by LOT-EK

Early explorers in the realm of prefab shipping container-based architecture, design studio LOT-EK stacks these steel crates to create everything from compact ...

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