Commercial Architecture Provides Companies Of All Sizes Contemporary Work Spaces

Facebook Spring District, Seattle, NBBJ, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon, Photography Benjamin Benschneider
Commercial architecture serves multiple purposes. These designs often seek to attract new businesses to become tenants or for existing companies to provide essential functioning spaces for staff and visitors. For large businesses, their company headquarters serve as a physical representation of their brand and even mission. While commercial office parks seek to attract leaseholders with contemporary designs that fit a variety of potential industries.

Dynamic Architecture: Adaptable, Responsive, Energy Efficient Designs

Uber Headquarters, San Francisco, SHoP Architects, Akzo Nobel, Interpon, Lumiflon, Jason O Rear Photography_1
Dynamic architectural buildings are adaptable, responding to their given environments to produce maximum efficiency. These contemporary facades serve more than their functional purpose, they are reactive, highly sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing. The movement of dynamic facades coincides with energy efficiency, allowing architects to create consciously modern designs.

Architects Design Uber Headquarters In California With Movable Glass Panel Façade

Uber Headquarters, San Francisco, SHoP Architects, Akzo Nobel, Interpon, Lumiflon, Jason O Rear Photography_1
The glass windows of the Uber headquarters in San Francisco are movable, allowing air in and out of the massive façade. In addition, the accordion-style façade regulates the building’s temperature, maintaining an influx of fresh air through the interior. Designed by SHoP Architects, the headquarters features two buildings connected with sky bridges that make up the 423,000 square-foot design.

Architects Design Award-Winning Entertainment Venue With Dynamic Diamond Shape

Cox Howlett, Bailey Woodland, Cox Architecture, Roberts Gardiner, Albany Entertainment Center, Australia, Photography Alison Paine
Cox Architecture describes the Albany Entertainment Center as a “waterside sculpture reflecting the crystalline molecular structures of the earth.” The facade is shaped with the complex geometry of a diamond, reflecting both natural light and the nearby waterway. The building provides the community an entertainment venue with performance and convention space.

New York Residential Facade Pays Homage To Historic Architectural Design

Lantern House, Heatherwick Studio, New York, Dezeen
Heatherwick Studio was commissioned to design a residential building in Chelsea, Manhattan in New York City. Within a highly competitive architectural market, the architects were tasked with designing a building that stood out. The architects describe, “In contrast to new glass apartment blocks that have sprung up along High Line, we wanted to create a new type of residence: one that was reminiscent of the area’s existing historical building, design and built for permanency.”