OFFICE

The blues in the exterior lobby set the tone for the color theme throughout. Photography by Ty Cole Studio.  Growth ...
For the HBK Spectris Innovation Centre in Porto, Portugal, by Studium.Creative Studio, a 1990s warehouse was converted into a workplace ...
For the Xi’an, China, office of a tech and e-commerce client, Hong Designworks outfitted reception with a custom desk and ...
In Stuttgart, Germany, the Ippolito Fleitz Group’s headquarters for industrial paint manufacturer Wörwag includes a ground-floor cafeteria capped by painted ...
It started out as a Chinese video dance app. Then kids picked it up for their 15-second bursts. Adults, of ...
The team at Thonik—an Amsterdam-based graphic design studio—is no stranger to the creation of memorable patterns; they had never designed one ...

14 Spaces Where Rough Meets Refined

We've been seeing it in projects of all genres—tough concrete, exposed brick, and aged beams juxtaposed with soft materials, pastel palettes, and sleek metal accents.



1. 10 Questions With… Rebecca Benichou

Bar Divine by Batiik Studio. Photography by Giaime Meloni.

2. Forms and Function: 4 Design-Driven Workplaces

Distillery by KOGAA Studio. Photography by BoysPlayNice.

3. The Nieuw and Ibiza Interiors Go Off the Grid to Create an Island Paradise

Eginstill crafted the kitchen island of steel with a marble top. Photography courtesy of On a Hazy Morning.

4. Concrete Sets the Tone for Industrial Lower East Side Apartment by Noha Hassan Designs

Minimalist, monochromatic pops of color highlight the gray interiors. Photography by Gieves Anderson.

5. MAPA Constructs Minimalist House from Concrete in Uruguay

A floor lamp and lounge by BoConcept join a sideboard and tables by Estudio Diario in the living area. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

6. Utilitarian Forms and Fun Inspire Paum-Designed Offices for PETSHOP in St. Petersburg

A central meeting area within rounded glazing separates the graphic design and IT areas. Photography by Sergey Melnikov.

7. Pedro Reyes Studio in Mexico City

The fabricators who collaborate on the sculptor’s Brutalist-inspired art constructed a workshop to match, punching portholes into the building’s precast concrete panels, then connecting its three floors with a spiral staircase in the same material. Photography by Edmund Sumner.

8. +Arquitectos and Gubbins Polidura Arquitectos Create Weekend Retreat in Chile

The concrete-slab roof is supported by 21 steel columns around its periphery. Photography by Roland Halbe.

9. JHL Design Transforms a Historic Portland Penthouse into a Japan-Inspired Office Suite

The space had been demolished of all its previous finishes except for the existing black and gray walls. Photography by Haris Kenjar.

10. Visual Display’s Office Design for Autostar is Openly Unconventional

A social area outside the meeting room includes a La Cividina sofa, Tacchini chairs, and a table by Billiani, all upon a Karpeta rug. Photography by Rocco Taglialegne.

11. Von M’s Minimalist Vision for Designit’s Munich Studio Focuses on Flexibility

Curtains demarcate the lounge/break room, complete with a skateboard and foosball table. Photography courtesy of Von M, Stuttgart.

12. Studio O+A Gives a 21st-Century Update to Oakland’s Breuner Building Lobby


The mezzanine conference room offers West Elm seating and fine views of the Lee Broom pendant in the lobby. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

13. 10 Questions With... Alexander & Co. Founder Jeremy Bull

Woolwich Pier Hotel in Woolwich, Australia by Alexander & Co. Photography by Tom Ferguson.

14. Kingston Lafferty Design Transforms a 200-Year-Old Dublin Coach House Into a Modern Residence

A playfully over-size Maison Dada pendant fixture hangs above the barrel-vault reading nook’s custom banquette and engineered-oak floor. Photography by Barbara Corsico.



The Genetec Experience Center, created in collaboration with Francis Turgeon of Capricorne Studio, presents the company’s technology and innovations to ...
The pinewood framework of the reticulated shelf provides abundant storage options for office supplies. Photography by JAG Studio. While "business ...
This year, we're celebrating Pride with 15 projects of all colors. 1. Courtyard No. 1 in Heze City, China by AOE Inspired ...
The 280 gloss-painted metal pendants are arranged to form the Shiseido "S". Photography by Eric Laignel.  Transformation is key to what Shiseido ...
“When we chose this place with Karl, we were inspired by its beautiful Louis XVI–style architecture,” Karl Lagerfeld CEO and ...
Sheer red curtains punctuate an otherwise white, minimal office space inside Building 77 in Brooklyn Navy Yard. Photography by Naho ...
A central, custom demountable break-out table hosts informal meetings while secreting storage space. Photography by James Chororos. New York City’s Exalt ...
A dedicated lobby features a reception desk that evokes a well-worn river stone, while rows of dynamic point lights create ...
In the living room, custom fixtures by Garo Design Group shine over vintage chairs and tables topped with reclaimed wood ...
Photography by Zooey Braun. Board members sharing an office? Not likely. Yet at their own insistence, the four that work ...
Seating and tables by Onmuse gather in the lobby. Photography by Ouyang Yun. When the Chinese clothing brand JYC asked ...
Seeposh pendants hang above a bar and custom table with Senchuan dining chairs. Photography by Peter Dixie/LOTAN. When does an ...