While many of our projects involve residential buildings and community developments, the Superdraft team also has vast experience in creating designs for commercial building projects. Office architecture is important not only for companies but also for the communities in the urban areas where many of these buildings stand. Architects and building designers have to take into consideration local standards, energy efficiency, curb appeal, and the impact of the building on the area’s sunlight at the street level.
With that in mind, here are some examples of office architecture that we find impressive.
Waugh Thistleton revealed plans of building a new nine-storey office building. Once built, this structure will be among the tallest modern timber-framed buildings in the British capital. The all-timber structure will comprise glued laminated timber and cross-laminated timber. “Building in timber offers a number of advantages, including minimised time on site, and associated sound and waste disturbance,” explained Waugh. “This translates to less impact on adjacent occupiers, street users, and the surrounding community.”
Department of Defense Headquarters by ANMA
The new headquarters of the Ministry of Defense, located in southwestern Paris, includes a health center and restaurants, as well as media and sports centers. A highly efficient structure, the building features an advanced energy management system, and the angular roof culminates in three major chimneys which will be complimented by three secondary chimneys to ensure that all of the offices will be naturally cooled.
Galvanised Metal Office by Yasuo Imazu
This office building is wedged in a narrow gap between office blocks in Tokyo. Serving as the headquarters for a construction company, this piece of office architecture features exteriors and interior elements made of galvanised metal. Metallic shutters provide parking access to the base of the building, and the pedestrian opens into a metal stairway.