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Massive white boxes turn LA warehouse into offices by FreelandBuck

August 17, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Hollow cubes help to transform a large industrial building into offices for a production company in Los Angeles, completed by local studio FreelandBuck. The project was undertaken for Hungry Man Productions, which had acquired an 8,000-square-­foot (743-square-metre) warehouse with a large open floor plan and hardly any windows. For the seemingly limitless space, FreelandBuck went for

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Studio Job opts for maximalism inside new Antwerp headquarters

August 16, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Paint-splattered surfaces, spaghetti-print bed sheets and neon wall art all feature in Studio Job’s new base in Antwerp, Belgium, in a design that founder Job Smeets describes as being “like a visual assault”. The art and design studio opted for maximalism – the highly decorative style that is growing in popularity – for its gallery-inspired new

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Solo Arquitetos softens Brazilian office space with light wood details

August 14, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Brazilian firm Solo Arquitetos has finished a timber company’s offices with its own pale wood products, helping to keep the space light and bright while showing off the merchandise. The project was completed for Frank Madeiras, a timber company headquartered in Curitiba, Brazil, with local studio Solo Arquitetos leading the renovation work. The firm redesigned

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Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei completes “landmark tower and human-scale podium” in Taipei

August 14, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Japanese firm Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei has completed a 272-metre high office skyscraper in Taipei, which is adjoined to a retail building clad in a delicate metal lattice. The Taipei Nanshan Plaza project is situated in the Xinyi district, alongside Taiwan’s tallest building, the supertall Taipei 101 skyscraper. The Tokyo-based architecture studio won a government-led development

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Beauty Shoppe furnishes Cleveland co-working space with local products

August 10, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Pittsburg design studio Beauty Shoppe has created a space for collaborative work with a public cafe in Cleveland, Ohio, as part of its growing number of co-working projects. Beauty Shoppe, an agency founded in 2011 that specialises in shared workspaces, has opened this outpost as its first outside Pennsylvania. It occupies the ground floor of the historic brick

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Pleated facades cover pair of Shenzhen skyscrapers by BIG

August 8, 2018 India Block 0

BIG has completed a pair of towers with rippling and folded facades to house the offices of a state-owned energy company in Shenzhen. The Shenzhen Energy Mansion development is formed of two towers, one 220 metres high and one measuring 110 metres, linked by a 34-metre-tall podium at the base. Curving louvres along the facade

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Teatum + Teatum transforms 18th-century iron foundry in Sheffield into pared-back offices

August 6, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

British architecture studio Teatum + Teatum has adapted an old iron foundry in Sheffield into modern offices for a communications agency and co-working local businesses. The Testone Factory is set inside a former iron foundry in Sheffield’s previously-industrial Kelham Island quarter, which has been the site of various factories since the 1600s. London-based studio Teatum +

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Neumann Monson converts century-old Iowa factory into offices

August 5, 2018 James Brillon 0

The open floors of a 117-year-old, run-down factory in Des Moines, Iowa, have been transformed into offices by Neumann Monson Architects. Completed for local developer Blackbird Investments, the project known as Market One is located close to the Des Moines River, which runs through the city. The building was originally constructed in 1901 as offices

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Wavelike roof tops Mikhuna quinoa facility in Ecuador by TEC

August 4, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Ecuador architecture firm TEC Taller EC has constructed a warehouse with a wavy, white metal upper storey, alongside a plot of grazing horses. The building was completed for Mikhuna Trade, a company that supplies organic products from small farmers in Ecuador. The brand also produces its own line of organic grains, including quinoa and amaranth.

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Female-focussed co-working clubs “amplify the voices of women and equal rights”

July 25, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Women-only co-working spaces are opening across the globe in response to a push for gender equality, according to their founders, who believe the clubs are changing the way their users work. Workspaces and members clubs geared towards women, like Seattle’s The Riveter, Toronto’s Make Lemonade, London’s AllBright and New York’s The Wing, have all opened

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Plans for “pioneering” Portland wooden high-rise put on hold

July 24, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Construction of a timber-framed high-rise building proposed for Portland’s Pearl District, which would have become one of the USA’s tallest wooden structures, has been postponed indefinitely. Local firm Lever Architecture designed the 130-foot (40-metre) mixed-used Framework tower to be one of the country’s first high-rises to adopt a wooden construction, employing a mix of two types of engineered wood: cross-laminated

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Kogaa converts crumbling Czech distillery into fuss-free co-working space

July 24, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

The Distillery is a co-working space in Brno, Czech Republic, featuring unfinished walls, ageing ceiling beams and a drinks bar in a disused elevator shaft. Locally based architecture studio Kogaa converted a former distillery to create the workspace, but decided to leave much of the building unchanged. It forms the first project of a new social enterprise

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Bennetts and AHMM design Facebook’s new London headquarters

July 23, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Bennetts Associates and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris are both designing buildings in London’s King’s Cross to house the offices of tech giant Facebook. The new Facebook headquarters will be spread across three buildings: 11 and 21 Canal Reach designed by Bennetts Associates, and P2 on Lewis Cubitt Square by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM). Combined the three offices will have

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Foster + Partners unveils plans for Madrid office with diamond-shaped facade

July 12, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to turn a 1970s building in Madrid, Spain, into offices, which will feature a diamond-patterned exterior and a rooftop terrace. The four-storey building, which will be named Axis Madrid, is situated at one of the city’s key intersections, perched between the main north-south artery, Paseo de la Castellana, and Génova

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Schemata Architects contrasts original features with modern interventions for Japanese office

July 11, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Schemata Architects, headed by Jo Nagasaka, has converted a traditional house in Kamakura, Japan, into an office featuring modern fitted furniture. The building is located in a quiet, residential neighbourhood in a city just south of Tokyo, surrounded by lush gardens. Nagasaka and his colleagues at Schemata Architects set about transforming the 80-year-old house into a residence

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Explore Olafur Eliasson’s Fjordenhus in 360-degree video

July 9, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Take a tour of Olafur Eliasson’s first building, a castle-like office in a fjord in Denmark, in this 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen. The Danish-Icelandic artist designed the fortress-like structure, called Fjordenhus, to stand on the water in the harbour Vejle. The building opened last month. The upper floors serve as the headquarters of holding and investment company

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TAO converts huge Beijing warehouse into moody office and exhibition space

July 9, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Towering steel bookcases divided up this warehouse building in Beijing, which Trace Architecture Office converted into an office for a local magazine publisher. The office designed by Trace Architecture Office (TAO) for Lens Magazine is located in a warehouse previously operated by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transportation. The building was constructed in 1958 and

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Save the Children’s Madrid headquarters designed to promote “emotional attachment”

July 9, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Madrid-based Elii used unusual materials, plants and bright colours to give the interiors of this headquarters and childcare facility in Madrid a sense of personality to encourage users to interact with it affectionately. The studio, headed by Uriel Fogué Herreros, Eva Gil Lopesino and Carlos Palacios Rodriguez, was selected from an invited competition to oversee the

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Anna Karlin turns fire-damaged print shop into her “imperfect” New York studio and gallery

July 8, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

New York designer Anna Karlin has given a print shop in the city, which was ruined in a fire, a new life as her studio and gallery, decorated with rough plasterwork, Shaker-style furniture and bulbous lamps. Karlin runs a small design team – working across a range of disciplines like furniture, lighting and jewellery –

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San Francisco’s art-deco McClintock Building transformed into “maker spaces”

July 4, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Pfau Long Architecture has converted a 1930s building that once housed a dress manufacturer into a creative workspace with an openable glass roof. The project involved transforming the art-deco-style McClintock Building in San Francisco’s design district, just west of the Mission Bay neighbourhood. Situated along a major thoroughfare, the complex occupies an entire city block. The

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