Hopefully you’re still somewhere by a pool reading this article with the last bits of the August sun keeping you company. But with summer nearing its end, everyone has started to get back to their office desks. Whether you work a 9-to-5 or are sporting a freelancer lifestyle, the space we inhabit most of the hours of the week to sustain our livelihood should be designed to motivate. So grab your coffees, agendas, pens, and whatnot and let’s commute together to one of these five inspiring office buildings.
A kinetic timber tower by FJMT responds to the elements
Photo Brett Boardman (unless otherwise stated)
SYDNEY – Rising up from the sandstone bedrock of the east coast of Australia, the EY Centre stands out from the greyness of its surroundings.
Double-curved concrete façade by BIG bows to its nautical inspiration
Photo Rasmus Hjortshoj
PHILADELPHIA – Inspired by the site's historic naval links, 1200 Intrepid Avenue is a modern and considered office building with a twist.
Atelier du pont creates architecture that claims to disappear but is vividly present
Photo Atelier du Pont / Takuji
LES HERBIERS – Massing informs the design of offices that are aware of their own surroundings.
Photo Stijn Poelstra
UTRECHT – Dutch atelier consolidates Utrecht's city council offices into compact yet emotive structure.
Building On the Water by Álvaro Siza & Carlos Castanheira
Photo Fernando Guerra
HUAI'AN – Portugese Pritzker Prize winner adds a touch of elegance to a large Chinese factory.
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