Archived Articles from 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.
Modular Bright Idea: Colorful São Paulo Sidewalk Tea Shop
A blend of fun, flexible, efficient and honest, The Gourmet Tea shop's modular design in Brazil's biggest city is both regional and universal.
Twin Tree-Covered Towers: The World's First Vertical Forests
Concept designs from far-fetched futurists have toyed with the idea for years, but one firm has finally made the vision a reality: towers extensively populated with trees.
Waste Not: 1890s Urinal Turned into a Sandwich Shop
A Victorian-era underground restroom that had been abandoned since the 1960s has been renovated into a restaurant, with cafe seating in the former urinals.
High Seas Venture: SF Tech Incubator in International Waters
Imagine heading out from San Francisco to a bustling technology hub closer than Silicon Valley ... yet an entire country away in a place that requires no work visa to visit or stay.
Pirate Island Radio Station Invaded, Dismantled & Rebuilt
Few works of architecture can boast half so strange a history as this remarkable rebuilt structure now serving as a restaurant in the waters of Amsterdam.
Abandoned Cement Factory & Silos Transformed into Offices
An abandoned factory complex in Spain has been transformed into a massive office for an architecture firm, leaving much of the old machinery intact.
Windows Zero: 9 Telecom Infrastructure Buildings
They may not have windows, workers or office space yet blankly mysterious telecom infrastructure buildings are an essential part of the urban megalopolis.
Inventionland Offices: From Tree Houses to Race Tracks
The offices of Inventionland, a prolific design factory in Pittsburg, is an amazingly inspirational space, with pirate ships, race tracks and tree houses.
Pirated Architecture: Chinese Copies of Famous Buildings
First it was a small town in Austria, copied in exacting detail and replicated in China. Now: a complex by a famous architect that may be done before the original is built.
Shophouses: 6 Ultra-Small Urban Live-and-Work Spaces
These tiny, chaotic live/work spaces in Bangkok are filled to the brim with both the tools of the trade and the owners' personal possessions.