Best of 2018: Project Profiles in Pictures

You read it, we tracked it. A look at our most viewed project profiles of 2018…

First there was working in the company office. Then there was working in your home office. Then there was Starbucks and the rise of the “third space”. Now the three are merging in the growing trend of “resimercial” design. Image courtesy of Todd Mason of Mason Halkin Photography
A look at Chicago’s Willis Tower, one of the most iconic office buildings in the United States, opens a conversation about broader issues around where work comes into being and changes over time. Pictured above, is a conceptual plan for Wacker Drive office lobby area. Image courtesy of Willis Tower
The fourth-floor lobby of Takeda’s new HQ signifies “healthy growth to life”, with the land fed by water and light allowing trees to grow freely. Visitors and employees will witness characters for “earth”, “tree” and “people” and a large artwork made of carefully arranged wood, which doubles as a bench.
This Fortune 500 company now occupies the 23rd floor of a high-rise in the Loop, with an inspired design that merges old industry with new technology, giving the space a modern industrial vibe with a hint of nostalgia. Capital One’s offices spread across two floors, connected by a staircase. Image courtesy of Hufton & Crow.
Crisp lines and sweeping curves suggest motion, while their forms and proportions evoke Ottobock’s products and mannequins. Image courtesy of Casey Dunn Photography.
Ottobocks new office offers an immersive experience of the company’s values of movement and wellness. Crisp lines and sweeping curves suggest motion, while their forms and proportions evoke Ottobock’s products and mannequins. Image courtesy of Casey Dunn Photography.
Ruffwear
Co-working is an inevitable topic is the workplace design industry. While much of the conversation is primarily focused on large providers, there’s a burgeoning crop of niche co-working spaces that have unique points of view on what shared workspace is all about such as a very important meeting at Ruffwear. Image courtesy of Will Blount
Global chemical company BASF transformed its work culture with the design of its new Istanbul offices. The new space facilitates a work environment that promotes interaction, socialization and collaboration among employees regardless of their rank. The open-plan office has a number of striking elements. Image courtesy of Mimaristudio.
The sculptures are based on the theme of 'Resurgam'- a Latin phrase that translates to “I shall rise again”, which defines the whole existence of every living being. If it were not for our struggles and the will to thrive, survive and make it forth, we wouldn't exist. After every time that life puts us down or obstacles weigh over us, we decide to rise above them. They teach us to accept life as it comes, celebrate it with its all ups and downs and become stronger in the process while discovering 'ourselves'. The text also appears on the corten steel board next to the sculptures. Image courtesy of PHX India.
The sculptures are based on the theme of ‘Resurgam’- a Latin phrase that translates to “I shall rise again”, which defines the whole existence of every living being. If it were not for our struggles and the will to thrive, survive and make it forth, we wouldn’t exist. After every time that life puts us down or obstacles weigh over us, we decide to rise above them. They teach us to accept life as it comes, celebrate it with its all ups and downs and become stronger in the process while discovering ‘ourselves’. The text also appears on the corten steel board next to the sculptures. Image courtesy of PHX India
Instead of creating a flank of impersonal desks, Evolution Design created a series of different environments for employees to choose to work from. Image courtesy of Evolution Design and Peter Wurmli.
Throwing away the notion that a call center should feature flanks of uniform, impersonal desks, Evolution Design creates a series of different environments, so that the staff at VodafoneZiggo’s Call Center can choose the atmosphere in which they prefer to work. Instead of creating a flank of impersonal desks, Evolution Design created a series of different environments for employees to choose to work from. Image courtesy of Evolution Design and Peter Wurmli
The new offices aim to facilitate interaction and collaboration to drive a high performance, purposeful business, inspiring creativity and helping get the job done quickly, efficiently, and intelligently. Image courtesy of ©Anton Grassl/ESTO.
The new offices aim to facilitate interaction and collaboration to drive high performance, purposeful business, inspiring creativity, and helping get the job done quickly, efficiently, and intelligently. Image courtesy of ©Anton Grassl/ESTO
The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) asked Dimensional Innovations to visually showcase their story throughout their new branded headquarters located in Kansas City, Kansas. The focal point of DFA’s headquarters is a 29-foot-tall milk sculpture in the lobby. Image courtesy of Dimensional Innovations (Alex Grigsby)
The design of this space, by Chelsea Garber, offers a homey vibe.
With splashes of color throughout, the office exhibits a contemporary design with color-coded rooms that incorporate unique decor and patterns, showing off the company’s quirky, lighthearted spirit. The design of this space, by Chelsea Garber, offers a homey vibe. Image courtesy of Knotel
The workspace includes meeting zones which can transform easily into a larger scale showcase and exhibition space which maximizes the amazing views of the city, and allow visitors a glimpse into the inner working of life at Capital One. Image courtesy of Hufton & Crow.
The workspace includes meeting zones which can transform easily into a larger scale showcase and exhibition space which maximizes the amazing views of the city, and allow visitors a glimpse into the inner working of life at Capital One. Image courtesy of Hufton & Crow
The One King's Lane headquarters are a perfect blend of office and showroom. Image courtesy of AE Superlab.
Located between Soho and Tribeca, the 40,000-square-foot space showcases a design aesthetic that draws inspiration from the industrial history of its neighborhoods as well as the home furnishing brand’s refined palette. The One Kings Lane headquarters is a perfect blend of office and showroom. Image courtesy of AE Superlab
Holland America Group called on SkB Architects to consolidate its operations within a single facility, with an aim to bring its Holland America, Princess, and Seabourn brands into closer alignment and increasing its operational efficiencies. The cafe, located at the top of the building, affords a prime view of Elliott Bay—where company ships regularly put into port—a place where all staff members are able to enjoy the best seat in the house. Image courtesy of Jeremy Bittermann

16. An NGO’s HQ Bridges The Israel-Tech Ecosystem And The World

A freestanding six-story building was converted into a space that offered work rooms, meeting rooms, hosting floors, and exhibition areas tailored to the meeting of two worlds: Israeli Startups and global entities seeking innovation. Image courtesy of Amit Geron
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