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Municipal Offices in Lacq, northern France – 19 Aug 2013
Design: Architect Gilles Bouchez
Municipal Offices Lacq Region
photo © Arthur Péquin pour DuPont™ Corian® – all right reserved

Architect Gilles Bouchez has devised an ingenious and eye-catching solution to the problem of solar gain on the south facing side of his design for the new municipal office building in Lacq, France. Working closely with expert fabricators for DuPont™ Corian®, Crea Diffusion of Metz in France, he has exploited the multiple benefits and high-performance properties of the material to create a finely patterned and ‘invisibly’ fixed parasol which prevents excessive thermal gains while also allowing for a beautiful interplay of shadow and sunlight.

Casa Rex, Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil
Architect: FGMF Arquitetos
Property in Pacaembu Office São Paulo
photo : Rafaela Netto
Casa Rex Pacaembu – 29 Jul 2013
A project made for the design office Casa Rex, in the neighborhood Pacaembu, in São Paulo, Brazil. Plural, contemporary and investigative projects, concerning mainly the use of materials and the urban interaction, are fundamental characteristics of the works by Brazilian architecture office FGMF Arquitetos. A real example of this DNA is the project made for the design office Casa Rex, at Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil. Typical elements from infrastructure works were applied within this building, giving a different aesthetic effect to the project.

Number One Riverside Rochdale, England – 23 Jul 2013
Design: Faulknerbrowns
Number One Riverside Rochdale
photo © Hufton+Crow

After a successful design competition, Faulknerbrowns were asked by Rochdale Borough Council to design a new civic office to achieve three strategic objectives:
• rationalization of their estate from thirty-three buildings into one;
• provision of an environment which delivers ‘new ways of working’;
• creation of a sense of community engagement and social transparency.
All of these objectives on their own stimulated and excited the design team; combined, they provided a unique opportunity to develop a special building within the challenging context of an economic downturn.

Lalux Corporate Headquarters, Leudelange, Luxembourg – 18 Jul 2013
Design: Atelier d’Architecture et de Design Jim Clemes
Lalux Corporate Headquarters
photograph : www.rsfotografie.de, Schindler Fenster + Fassaden

The new “Lalux” building has 2,500 aluminium louvres installed at varying intervals in alternating shades of gold, brown and bronze lend the building envelope a memorable rhythm. It is this façade of lustrous, vertical elements, whose sinewy elegance evokes the image of ripening corn in a neighbouring field that lends the building its iconic look.

Citicape House, Holborn Viaduct / Snow Hill, City of London, England – 9 Jul 2013
Design: Avery Associates Architects + Axis Architects
Citicape House
image from architect

Avery Associates Architects have received planning permission for a 10,800 sqm office building and 246 room hotel at the junction of Holborn Viaduct and Snow Hill in the City of London. The construction phase has now been given the go ahead. The site presented some unusually challenging constraints. It is not only restricted below by a Thameslink railway tunnel and above by five of the six protected views to St. Paul’s Cathedral, but sits opposite and in close proximity to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre without Newgate.

UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark
Design: 3XN
United Nations Head Office Copenhagen
photo : Adam Mørk

UN City – 3 Jul 2013
The new regional head office of the United Nations is designed with clear references to the UN’s identity and values: It is a building that physically reaches out to all parts the world, while the sculptural staircase in its core reflects the UN’s work to create global dialogue.

NS Stations Headquarters – Interior Refurbishment, The Netherlands, Utrecht,
Design: NL Architects
NS Stations Headquarters Utrecht
photo from architect

NS Stations Headquarters – 2 Jul 2013
The current floor plan consists of typical cellular offices along the facade and an oversized hallway in the center. The basic idea is to introduce a series of perpendicular walls that will organize the space. By ‘inflating’ these partitioning walls they can become storage spaces. The shelves can absorb most of the clutter that normally spreads trough the office, such as wardrobes, bookshelves, flip boards, archive, bulletin boards. And sometimes even the stairs. The Thick Walls™ will clean up the space.

Premier Campus Office, Istanbul, Turkey
Design: JDS Architects
Premier Campus Office Istanbul
image from architect

Premier Campus Offices Istanbul – 20 May 2013
The volume of the block is literally carved out to invite the surroundings in. The local hilly landscape, characteristic to Istanbul, is continued in the meandering of the volume both in plan, adapting to the site’s edges, and in section, weaving into itself in a series of gentle curving slopes, echoing the nearby Bosphorus waves.

Phoenix Zeppelin Headquarters, Slovakia
Design: Paulíny Hovorka Architekti + Stefan Moravcik
Phoenix Zeppelin Headquarters Building
photo : Branislav Hovorka

Phoenix Zeppelin Headquarters Building – 15 Apr 2013
The Phoenix Zeppelin Headquarters is a hybrid building comprising diverse uses of offices/administration and services/repair centre with warehousing and technical areas located between them. The main business of the client is sales, servicing and renting of construction machinery.

Office for Living, Workplace Concept
Design: Jean Nouvel
Office Building Concept
image from architects

Office Building Concept – 11 Apr 2013
Jean Nouvel’s response to Cosmit’s commission for a huge project, tailored specifically to the Saloni and documenting the tremendous changes that have changed the face of living and work spaces alike over the past few years is “a project that frees up the office space, a counter to urban segregation and the zoning of other specially dedicated workplaces.”

Repsol Headquarters Building, Madrid, Spain
Design: Rafael de la-Hoz Architect
Repsol Office Headquarters Campus Building Madrid
photo from architects

Repsol Madrid Office Building – 5 Feb 2013
Inauguration of the new headquarters of the company Repsol by the architect Rafael de la-Hoz. The new campus, a world reference in corporate offices, is designed as an intelligent building where interaction and exchange among the 4,000 people who work in there is fostered.

La Serenissima Office, Milan, Italy
Design: Park Associati
Office Building in Milan
photo : Andrea Martiradonna

Office Building in Milan – 7 Jan 2013
When this building was built, it was considered to be modern and technologically advanced, even experimental. Today however, many of its undeniably attractive aspects have become outdated with regards to current standards of building construction. For this reason the new owner, aware of its quality and evocative presence, decided to bring in architects to redesign the complex.

Aron R&D Center, Toukai, Japan
Design: Osamu Morishita Architect & Associates
Aron Toukai Building
photograph from architect

Aron R&D Center – 24 Oct 2012
This building is expected to gather together various functions from their old Laboratories, and to provide a place to create new ideas and to heighten their innovativeness through facilitating brainstorms. The site is located along Nagoya Bay.

Eneco Headquarter building – interior design, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Design: Hofman Dujardin Architects in collaboration with Fokkema&Partners
Eneco Offices Building
photo : Maarten Laupman

Eneco Offices Rotterdam building – 19 Jul 2012
New interiors for sustainable energy company Eneco’s offices building – a revitalised working environment complete with solar power, natural light and oxygen from internal vegetation, echoing Eneco’s vision of sustainability. Eneco’s new building is a good example of “how clever and efficient office design can offer employees the possibility to work flexibly in a dynamic, open, sustainable and healthy environment”.

ZAC Pajol, Paris, France
Design: LIN ARCHITECTS URBANISTS in collaboration with MARS ARCHITEKTEN
Pajol Office Building
photograph : David Boureau

ZAC Pajol Office Building – 25 Apr 2012
This office building is situated in the 18th arrondissement, in the context of a vast regeneration project for this previously industrial area. The offices building has been inspired by the tradition of the “HOTEL INDUSTRIEL” and establishes a singular volume which apparent rigidity contrasts with its flexible use, and constitutes a durable structure.

B5 Building, Milan, Italy
Design: Barreca & La Varra, Architects
B5 Building for RCS Mediagroup Milan
photo : Paolo Rosselli

B5 Office Building – 29 Feb 2012
In the north-eastern outskirts of Milan, as part of the restructuring of the former industrial core that houses the RCS Mediagroup, the new office building B5 designed by Barreca & La Varra studio has just been completed.

KPMG Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark
Design: 3XN
KPMG Copenhagen Building
picture : Adam Mørk

KPMG Office Building – 1 Feb 2012
A balance between a thoughtful blending into the surrounding scale and an elegant, yet significant expression has been the driving thought behind this design of the new Copenhagen Headquarters for accountancy and consultancy firm KPMG. The company is certain that their new building gives them the right settings and environment to achieve future growth.

Origami Building, Paris, France
Design: Manuelle Gautrand
Origami Building
© Manuelle Gautrand Architect. photo Vincent Fillon

Origami Building – 21 Nov 2011

Key Office Architecture

Broadgate development, England
Arup Associates / SOM
Broadgate office development
buildings image © Adrian Welch

Broadgate Buildings
Canary Wharf Building, England
Cesar Pelli
Canary Wharf offices
photograph © Jason Baxter

Canary Wharf Building
Cocoon EMEA Hub, Switzerland
Camenzind Evolution
Cocoon Offices
photo : Camenzind Evolution

Cocoon Office Interior
CTTI Offices, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
ACXT Architects
CTTI Offices
photo : Eugeni Pons

CTTI Offices
Economist Building, England
The Smithsons
Economist Building
image © Adrian Welch

Economist Building
Energex Headquarters, Brisbane
Cox Rayner / BVN Architecture
Energex Headquarters Brisbane
photo : Christopher Frederick Jones

Energex Headquarters
Google Offices, Switzerland
Camenzind Evolution
Google Offices
image from designers

Google Office building
IAC Headquarters, USA
Frank Gehry Architect
IAC Offices New York
photo © 2008 Gehry Partners LLP

InterActiveCorp Manhattan
Lloyds Building, City of London, UK
Richard Rogers Partnership
Lloyds Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Lloyds Building
London City Hall, UK
Foster + Partners
London City Hall
picture © Adrian Welch

London City Hall
S11 – Office Complex, Germany
J. MAYER H. Architects
Hamburg Office building
image from architects

Hamburg Offices
TBWAHakuhodo Office Interior, Japan
Klein Dytham architecture
TBWAHakuhodo office interior
photograph : Kozo Takayama

TBWAHakuhodo Tokyo
Town Town Office Tower, Vienna
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Town Town Erdberg Tower
image © ISOCHROM.com, Vienna

Town Town Tower
Willis Tower Building, UK
Foster + Partners
Willis Tower
image © Adrian Welch

Willis Tower

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