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.

Stronger than Concrete: New Glass Bricks Support Dutch Facade

A new type of see-through glass brick used in this Dutch building facade aims to bridge traditional brick with transparency; the assembled bricks have been ...

Vertical Micro-Farms: Fresh Produce Grown in Berlin Groceries

Taking farm-to-table approaches to new heights, a company in Berlin is putting small vertical farms directly inside of grocery stores to provide fresh produce ...

Modular Skyline: Pixelated Skyscraper Takes Shape in Bangkok

A joint project of Büro Ole Scheeren and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, this skyscraper nearing completion in Bangkok, Thailand, features shifted ...

Veggie Factory: World’s First Vertical Farm Run Entirely By Robots

Taking vertical urban indoor farming efficiency to the next level, a new automated plant coming to Japan will be staffed entirely by robots and produce 30,000 ...

Cyberpunk Sunset: Artificial Sun Lights Up Warsaw Skyscraper

The developers behind a new tower rising in downtown Warsaw, Poland, have added a sunny surprise to the side of the building, aiming to brighten the moods of ...

Building Up Iraq: World’s Tallest Skyscraper Planned for Basra

An ambitious proposal for a country in turmoil, this 3,780-foot building would be not only the tallest in the world but also taller than all structures ...

Ugly Architecture: 15 of the World’s Most Hideous Buildings

Some buildings are so ugly, the only thing that could possibly improve them is a wrecking ball. It’s even worse when the structures are high-profile and ...

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Farm-to-Desk: Vertical Urban Farm Shares Tokyo Office Space

Two hundred species of edible greens occupy a quarter of this 215,000-square-foot office in Tokyo, Japan, sharing space with thousands of workers who in turn ...

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Super Pier: Green-Roofed Modular Cargo Container Mall for NYC

A massive 14,000-square-foot green roof is the latest addition to a city-approved pier conversion plan, part of an overall scheme to convert Pier 57 in New ...

Absolut Brilliance: Vodka Shipping Containers to Workspaces

Four bright blue shipping containers formerly used to transport Absolut vodka have become ‘Creative Space,’ a versatile series of workspaces at the ...

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