Time for another search around the globe for the most inspiring commercial office designs and this time, we’re focusing on Asia. A continent so big we were really spoiled for choice.
From Shanghai to Mumbai to this year’s Olympic and Paralympic host city, Tokyo, we’ve included some of the most forward-thinking commercial office designs, created by designers, architects and businesses who push boundaries and champion ‘local’. You never know, these outstanding examples could inspire an office glow up of your own.
Let’s dive in and see what we’ve found for you this time…
The Mill project in India is the work of Mumbai interior design studio, Quirk.
This industrial, blank canvas has been artfully dressed using raw materials, like concrete and wood, to create a functional yet luxurious feel with mid-century modern touches and clean shapes, perfect for a family-run enterprise. This is totally timeless office styling and we can only imagine it’s a joy to work in.
This contemporary office space offers JTBC the opportunity to mix things up whenever and however they like. There is no confirmed purpose, set space or locked-in layout, rather this is an impressive physical infrastructure that can contain the most agile of working styles.
It features a huge, glass atrium and indoor conservatory for relaxation and meeting space, optional pods kitted out with curved TV screens for more private moments, heaps of greenery and inspiring views of the lion city.
Minimalist furnishings and amazing architecture is the order of the day for this Runxuan-based textile company’s office in China.
This masterpiece is the work of Lucien International – Masanori Designs and takes inspiration from the fabric itself. The undulating facade is meant to mimic the movement of textiles, paired with the minimal white palette giving a stunningly simple and clean aesthetic.
Neri&Hu and Design Republic’s new office in Shanghai is an adaptation of an existing building. These ex-industrial spaces in a busy city area have involved an impressive reworking of the existing structure, keeping major alterations off the table wherever possible.
The use of black metal window framing, glass surfaces and modern pods to create meeting areas within the raw exposed concrete structure has created an appealing, juxtaposed and authentic ‘industrial meets urban luxe’ vibe.
This outstanding timber structure, created by talented local carpenters, is clad in Japanese cedar planks which have been stained using natural dyes. The equally impressive interior features an impressive double-height library and a central two-story atrium.
Over in Delhi, SPACE10’s new research lab’s plan was to act as a public-facing research and design lab for their clever cross-disciplinary creatives to experiment with the prototypes.
Kevin Curran, programme lead, was aiming to combine Scandinavian and Indian design strategies and concepts in this space. He incorporated local craftspeople and materials but, using colour and certain styles, still tied the design into the other SPACE10 office spaces in New York, London, Shanghai and Nairobi.
Sticking with India for this next one too, NYC native wellness company Nureca Inc has had their fabulous new space created by NOOR Architects Consultants. Mixing private offices, open plan areas, breakout space and a cafe for staff, this modern and stylish interior is enviable for any office worker sick of the uninspiring same old, same old.
Working with trendy white terrazzo and Indian chip glass, brass, wood, terracotta and brick, this curated collection of materials is hitting all the right notes for us.
This photography studio in Beijing has been designed by GB Space to offer two different zones; the VIP area and the studio area.
The set of rooms within are interconnected by retractable and foldable partitions that allow the space to be either divided or open plan at a moments notice. Materials used range from metal, cement, terrazzo and a grey wood, lending the studio a very modern and uber cool personality.
Kojimachi Terrace in Tokyo is Nendo’s latest office design, boasting a whole 11 floors of stylish and sleek interior and exterior wizardry to lust over.
The use of tinted black glass alongside the wooden mesh framework of the building is expertly done and leads up to the three-level Sky Forest space at the top. One of the most seamless of commercial office designs we’ve seen in our many years in the industry!
If you’re lusting over some of these office designs in the same way we are and wondering if this is something you could introduce for your business, it might be time for an office refurbishment. Big or small, we’d love to work with you to turn your existing workspace into something incredibly stylish and wonderfully practical, so get in touch if you’re looking for a helping hand in transforming your space.