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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.
Daring Design: 14 (More!) Sexy Store Interiors
Garden-variety retail displays will never do for brands like Derek Lam, Issey Miyake and even - that's right - Barbie, all of which have stunning store designs.
Architecture of WikiLeaks: Stockholm Cold War Bunker
Looking like the hidden lair of a James Bond villain, the Banhof data center housing two WikiLeaks servers is cutting-edge and inspired by science fiction.
Radical Retail Design: 14 Shockingly Stylish Stores
When you enter one of these 14 incredibly imaginative stores, you're experiencing the brand itself, immersed in visuals that are just as important as the products.
Strange Skyscrapers: 14 of the World's Weirdest Towers
From Bangkok's elephant building and robot tower to an all-wooden skyscraper built by a single man, these 14 towering structures are among the world's weirdest.
Slick Storefronts: 12 Cool & Clever Retail Facades
An amp-shaped guitar store, a topiary facade in Louis Vuitton's signature print and 10 more retail storefronts that stand out from the commercial crowd.
Architecture Icon: Steven Holl's Award-Winning Designs
Architect Steven Holl designs forward-thinking, sustainable structures that are carefully tailored to their surroundings.
Airy Architecture: 14 Inflatable Pubs, Churches & More
These 14 buildings are full of hot air - literally - ranging from goofy inflatable pubs to awe-inspiring pneumatic pavilions and even inflatable insulation.
Real-Life 'Up': Balloon Transports Entire Buildings
A modern version of the early 20th century airship has a disc-shaped 500ft aerostat capable of transporting entire buildings across long distances.
GEOtube Building Grows its Own Lace-Like Sea Salt Skin
The constantly evolving GEOtube building is an architect of its own creation, developing a web-like skin from sea salt deposits misted on its mesh exterior.
Will It Blend? Stealth Architecture That Really Stands Out
These 12 supremely stealthy structures speak softly of the need to belong, yet carry a big stick when it comes to representing their 'hood.