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Commercial Architecture

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IGuzzini Ibérica Headquarters in Sant Cugat / Mias Arquitectes

The “il Cielo” iGuzzini lighting headquarters in Spain is the last of a series of constructions that have adopted sustainable energy and natural and artificial light management as the cornerstones of their design. The building, located in the Parque de Actividades Empresariales Can Sant Joan in Sant Cugat del Vallès, is the result of optimised energy efficiency, not just in terms of consumption but also in the way that energy is generated...
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Horizontal Skyscraper – Vanke Center / Steven Holl Architects

The Horizontal Skyscraper - Vanke Center, designed by Steven Holl Architects and completed in 2009, is a mixed-use building that includes offices for the Vanke Co., a conference center, restaurant, an auditorium, a hotel, apartments and a large public park. By raising the 1,296,459 sf building on eight cores — as far as 50 meters apart and positioning the building right under the 35-meter high limit of the area...
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Apple Store – Covent Garden / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects

San Francisco-based practice Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has restored a Grade II-listed building in London’s Covent Garden for retail giant Apple. Apple Store Covent Garden is the brand’s largest store in Europe and was the biggest in the world until the Grand Central Station store in New York opened in December 2011...
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Iron Market Haiti / John McAslan+Partners

The Iron Market in Port-au-Prince is a cultural, historic and architectural landmark in Haiti. Its location in the centre of the city means it is a significant commercial and social hub. John McAslan + Partners will rebuild and restore the market in time for it to re-open on the first anniversary of January 2010's earthquake. The Iron Market will be an important resource for the residents of Port-au-Prince as well as an important symbol for the country’s recovery from devastation...
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The Pinnacle@Duxton / ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism

The Pinnacle @ Duxton redefines by ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism, high-rise high-density living and challenges the conventions of public housing as an architectural typology. The project addresses pragmatic, financial, social issues, and responds sensitively to a myriad of planning constraints. It boldly demonstrates a sustainable and liveable urban high-rise high-density living and initiates an innovative typology of public communal spaces that are metaphorically reclaimed from the air...
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1 Bligh Street Building Tower / ingenhoven architects & Architectus

The office tower designed by Christoph Ingenhoven (ingenhoven architects) and Ray Brown (Architectus) is the winner of this year’s International Highrise Award. The modern style office building is located in the Sydney central business district overlooking Circular Quay, the Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 1 Bligh redefines the future of the workplace. It offers a rare opportunity to enjoy premium grade accommodation in a superb location with world’s best practice sustainability and a design that enhances collaboration...

Hotel Scandic Victoria Tower / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

This amazing glass-clad tower was created by architect Gert Wingardh. The entire hotel features designer furniture from Vitra, Montana and Flos. The lobby, lounge and restaurant flow into each other, creating a social arena for working, meeting, eating, drinking and relaxing. Enjoy a drink in the Skybar on the 34th floor, with its fantastic views over Kista and Stockholm...
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Monaco House / McBride Charles Ryan Architects

Monaco House is located in the hidden laneway of Ridgway Place in Melbourne's CBD. It was built for the Honorary Consul of Monaco and is the first to be granted naming rights outside of Monaco. Situated on a tiny site of just 101 square metres the building was designed by Melbourne architects McBride Charles Ryan...

V on Shenton / UNStudio

UNStudio has designed the new UIC Building, which will be called ‘V on Shenton’ along Shenton Way, Singapore, in the heart of the Central Business District. This dual aspect pair of conjoined towers comprises a 23-storey office building which remains in line with its neighbours and a soaring 53-storey pillar of residential units which has been conceptualised to ‘distinguish itself’ from the surrounding buildings...
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Central Saint Giles Court Mixed-use Development / Renzo Piano & Fletcher Priest Architects

Central Saint Giles is a mixed-use development in central London. Built at a cost of £450 million and completed in May 2010, it was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano and is his first work in the UK. The development consists of two buildings of up to 15 storeys in height, arranged around a public courtyard lined with shops and restaurants...
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WinterGarden Facade / Studio 505

Melbourne design practice studio 505 has recently seen their highly textured façade for a Brisbane shopping centre come to life. The 4,000 sq m Wintergarden Façade is a complex new steel screening system on the front of a thriving retail hub and looks to engage visitors with its constantly shifting appearance...
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Centra at Metropark / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)’s design for the renovation of the five-story Centra at Metropark, 110,000-square-foot (10,000-square-meter) Centra office building generates a strong horizontal composition of dark grey and clear glass.The project’s unique structure utilizes an asymmetrical tree-column and truss to support an extended fourth floor, providing a signature element for the project...