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  • 30 Appealing Commercial Building Design Projects 2023

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    Commercial Building Design focuses on the specific needs of businesses. It has a wide spectrum of office buildings, medical centres, hospitality, mixed-use, retail stores, and so on. Furthermore, an efficient and appealing Commercial Building Design can become a regular source of income for those who invest. However, every Commercial Building Design must incorporate a few must-haves to become a landmark in the city. Firstly, it must be easily accessible to customers and employees. Secondly, it must have sufficient infrastructure surrounding it, which would benefit your business. Lastly, it should have appropriate water and sewer lines and be close to other buildings. Here are 50 Commercial Building Design examples across the globe that could inspire future architecture.

    Corten Steel Facade | I-Con Architects and Urban Planners

    The Lattice House, is a Mixed use development (commercial + residential) located on a busy commercial street in the town. The location of the site is in one of the busiest streets in an upmarket area of the city and densely populated commercial area with the central bus stand, temples, banks and hospitals in the vicinity.

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    Designed by: I-Con Architects and Urban Planners

    Location: Rajkot

    Principal Architect : Dhaval Rangani

    Photograph Courtesy : Bhavesh Raghavani, Yellow-Frames Photography

    Refurbishing Heritage Structure | Studio PKA

    Nestled in a corner, on the ground floor of a Victorian Era building in Ballard Estate – the original Central Business District – ‘The Revival Project’ speaks of a desire to recover and respect the past – an ode to architectural heritage in Mumbai. Space was acquired with a large double-height open floor plate, interjected by a low height mezzanine, boarded up arched fenestrations and devoid of a connection with the street. The project was seen as an opportunity to effectively refurbish a space within a heritage structure – which not only saves space and is economically viable but also recognizes the importance of conserving the remnants of a bygone era.

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    Designed by: Studio PKA

    Location: Maharashtra, Mumbai.

    Principal Architect : Puran Kumar  

    Photograph Courtesy : Niveditaa Gupta

    Backlit Geometric Cladding | Conarch Architects

    Located in an uber dense Delhi locale, JK House forms a distinct urban landmark. The building design is both functional and expressive in nature, its lively sculptural facade is rich in simplicity and proportions. The back-lit geometrical surfaces transform a mundane building corner on a busy street into a point of interest and heighten the excitement of the onlooker.

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    Designed by: Conarch Architects

    Location: 32, Pusa Road, New Delhi

    Principal Architect : S.K. Goel

    Photograph Courtesy : Prashant Dubey, Nitish Goel

    The Texture Of Indian Sweets | Saransh Architects

    KBM Sweet Shop is the primary retail outlet of a prominent traditional sweets and savouries manufacturer, based in Ahmedabad. The project involved the renovation of their pre-existing building’s facade and interior. The KBM brand being 174 years old, originated in the old city of Ahmedabad and a look at the historic and articulate brickwork throughout the old city, channeled the specific material and techniques for the facade. One of the inspirations for the facade design was the texture of Indian sweets which is created by the multiplication of a single unit ingredient. Bricks become the ‘ingredient’ here to create the texture.

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    Designed by: Saransh Architects

    Location: Ahmedabad

    Principal Architect : Neel Jain

    Photograph Courtesy : PHX India| Ira Gosalia

    Climate Responsive Facade | Architecture_Interspace

    The site is located at the intersection of primary arterial roads in Pondicherry. It is abutted by retail and office buildings on either side. The site faces the West hence careful design considerations were to be made to allow the natural light but block the heat from the sun. The principal intent was to design a façade that catches the vehicular and pedestrians’ attention and thereby creates an identity for the office building with a climate-responsive façade inspired by Origami art.

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    Designed by: Architecture_Interspace

    Location: Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu

    Principal Architect : Ar. Goutaman & Ar. Madhini

    Photograph Courtesy : Vignesh

    Tapering Metal Clads | SferaBlu Architects

    In contrast to its industrial vicinity which is highly polluted, noisy, and dusty, this corporate office building was designed to stand out, as a personified knight shielded by its armor of metal. Construction of the first-floor extension was completed in 2016.

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    Designed by: SferaBlu Architects

    Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

    Principal Architect : Naman Shah

    Photograph Courtesy : Mitul Kajaria

    Hued Trellis Screen | STAPATI

    A linear sloping site facing the southwest, along with a busy highway, defined the context for this Corporate office in Calicut. The functional areas of the building are deliberately raised up from the ground, leaving the ground floor free as a multifunctional space. Thus the external landscape continues into the building and onto the raised portion of the land on the rear, which is articulated as an informal extension of the office space. This continuous space is resolved as a series of levels which allows the landscape to move in & out and form the spine around which all activities are organized.

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    Designed by: STAPATI

    Location: Kozhikode, Kerala, India

    Design Team: Tony Joseph, George Seemon, Anupama, Priya Pillai, Ankita

    Earthy Advocate Office | Studio Infinity

    The project is an Advocate’s Office spread across two floors in a 3 storied mix use building. The initial challenges revolved around creating a visual relief in the tight space available and developing a design vocabulary that will redefine the way one looks at an advocates office and moreover considering the fact that most people come there under stress due to their legal issues.

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    Designed by: Studio Infinity

    Crisp Dynamic Form | Easst architects 

    The plot, with which the client came to our studio, is located on the outskirts of the city of Poznań. Until recently, it was a post-industrial district, poorly urbanized and with low land value. It would seem that the city had absolutely no concept for this district, leaving its area development to chance. Fortunately, a local spatial development plan has been adopted for these areas. In our opinion, the aforementioned plan is perhaps not the most sophisticated way of planning space, but it allows you to organize accidentally developing buildings. Thanks to such plans, it is possible to give character to post-industrial districts.

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    Designed by: Easst architects 

    Location: Poznan Poland (Europe)

    Principal designers: Lukasz Sterzynski, Marcin Sucharski

    Photograph Courtesy : Przemyslaw Turlej

    White Aluminum Fins | Newness Architecture

    During our first meeting with the client at the site, they mentioned that they wanted to make a statement by creating a captivating facade for ‘City Vibes’, an Indian ethnic menswear brand. City Vibes is a brand in India that sells menswear for all festivities and their flagship store’s entrance facade is designed by Newness Architecture, a firm based out of the city of Jaipur, India. It is located on the busy Tonk Road. It became clear to us that we had to break away from the stereotype of the predominant Rajput architecture of Rajasthan and make the store stand out with a facade that awed it’s viewers!

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    Designed by: Newness Architecture

    Location:  Jaipur, Rajasthan

    Principal Architect :  Rajat Upadhyaya

    Photograph Courtesy : Bharat Aggarwal

    Visually Symbolic Facade | Architecture_Interspace

    The site is located at proximity to one of the primary interstate arterial roads in Pondicherry. It is surrounded by multiple retail and office buildings on all sides. The site faces the North hence careful design considerations was to be made to allow the natural light and create a unique facade. The principal intent was to design a patterned façade with symbolic and visually captivating features, catching the vehicular and pedestrians’ attention and thereby creating an identity for the building.

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    Designed by: Architecture_Interspace

    Location: Pondicherry

    Principal Architect : Ar. Madhini & Ar. Goutaman

    Photograph Courtesy : Chasing Pixels    

    Warehouse Turned Office | DOT[co]de

    Nested in the midst of an industrial hub allocated to the metal manufacturing business, the project with a South facing site, have surroundings very much like a work in progress, as smaller industrial units give way to denser, vertical factories contained in multi storey configuration.

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    Designed by: DOT[co]de

    Location: Bangalore, Karnataka.

    Principal Architect : Silambarasan G

    Photograph Courtesy : Anand Jaju

    Indigenous Commercial Building | in QUEST Design Studio

    According to tradition, South facing building entrances are the best followed by East. West is considered to be the worst option as the low angle sun generates extreme heat which is a major problem for a humid tropical country like Bangladesh. But in present Urban context it is impossible to avoid West facing buildings. The same goes for our site. Hence for a healthy commercial space, ample natural light and view is necessary. Also with a Civic notion in mind, we want to contribute something to the neighboring area and to the city itself. Most importantly, not to create any sort of negative impact on nature. And so, our goal is to find a solution through indigenous ways with the help of our traditional knowledge of cohesive relation with nature.

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    Designed by: in QUEST Design Studio

    Location: Bangladesh

    Principal Architect : Selim Altaf Biplob

    Perforated Red Facade | Design Experiment

    Intention and identity were the two challenges presented to design experiment When asked to renovation of an old building for a chit funds office. The intention of the company was clear, to instill confidence in the chit funds offices’ potential customers. The chit funds industry has been fraught with scandals, from owners shutting shop abruptly, to refusing to pay up to its customers, so the architects came up with a novel way to propagate trust amongst its patrons.

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    Designed by: Design Experiment

    Location: Telangana – India

    Photograph Courtesy : Abhitej Velore and Anees Tasneem

    Multifunctional Coworking Space | PMA madhushala

    S NINE is a multifunctional co-working space focusing on natural materials and zero wastage and is located in the heart of Pune. A context where developers are on the prowl to exploit the commercial viability of development by adopting a conformist structure enveloped in a glass box that fails to address the aspirations and dynamic requirements of the user.

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    Designed by: PMA madhushala

    Location: Pune

    Principal Architect :  Prasanna Morey

    Photograph Courtesy : Hemant Patil

    Column Free Hanging Gardens | Urbanscape Architects, Utopia Designs

    The architecture and design of Sangini House explore ways to respond to the context and spirit of the heritage in which it stands. This office building for the Sangini group characterizes new strategies for a flexible, column-free space that creates a new urban venture in the city’s dense business district.

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    Designed by: Urbanscape Architects, Utopia Designs

    Location: Surat

    Principal Architect : Dinesh Panwar, Apurva Desai

    Photograph Courtesy : André Fanthome

    Ubtle Yet Bold Identity | Firki Studio

    ‘Brick  Office’ is a small office building in Karnal, a town in the state of Haryana, India. The office had to be relocated from a busy commercial street to a residential area with no great architectural character. The intervention had to be subtle yet bold in its identity. The office space had to be built as an annexe to the residence, for a family of Chartered Accountants.

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    Designed by: Firki Studio

    Location: Karnal, Haryana

    Principal Architect : Vasanth Packirisamy, Sakshi Kumar

    Minimalistic And Low Maintenance | The Design Alley

    The ground, first and second floors of the building were to be designed for commercial use, the grid had to be flexible as the business occupying it was not initially decided. Later, A Restaurant and lodging came into picture and its interior was designed accordingly. The top two floors are designed to be a calm and cosy abode for a doctor couple and their children. The couple being busy in their profession for most of the time wanted a minimalistic and low maintenance decor for their home.

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    Designed by: The Design Alley

    Location:  Samarth Nagar, Aurangabad, Maharashtra

    Principal Architect : Ar. Sarang Patil, Ar. Shweta Patil

    Photograph Courtesy : Phxindia

    Emphasis on Transparency and Openness | Atizist Consulting Engineers

    In the design of Nahid office and commercial building, by considering the presence of users in their working place in most hours of the day, we have achieved a different quality.

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    Designed by: Atizist Consulting Engineers

    Location: Tehran, Iran

    Principal Architect : Ehsan Maleki, Yekta Afarin

    A Repeating Core Pattern | era architects and associates

    Designing an office building requires careful consideration of a variety of factors, including the needs of the occupants, the available space, and the budget. Era Architects and associates have created ‘Patterns’- a twilight shift recruitment company around the clock for a brighter tomorrow.

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    Designed by:  era architects and associates

    Location: Vadodara, Gujarat

    Principal Architect : Aarti Patel & Jignesh Patel, Gayatri Patel & Brijesh Patel

    Photograph Courtesy : Tejas Shah   

    Brick Communal Space | Hooba Design

    Commissioned by the University professors, Peykasa office building was designed as a communal work space adjacent to the Sharif University of Technology. The design was developed over an existing structure which was already built up to the ground floor. The given criteria was to design a building in harmony with the main brick buildings in the university campus. Therefore, the main challenge was to come up with a formula which takes the essence of 1960’s architecture of the university and combines it with the contemporary atmosphere of a technology based institution.

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    Designed by: Hooba Design

    Location: Tehran, Iran

    Photograph Courtesy : Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh , Parham Taghioff

    Timber Office Building | fitzpatrick+partners

    The Bond is an innovative six-story engineered timber office building located in a suburban business park approximately 30km from Sydney.   The building integrates 10,500m2 of commercial office space, health consultation, and treatment rooms, a childcare facility, and a ground floor supporting retail uses.  It is the first of 3 buildings to edge a new food and beverage plaza precinct. 

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    Designed by: fitzpatrick+partners

    Location: AUSTRALIA

    Photograph Courtesy : Brett Boardman

    Flex Brick Second Skin | Bird de la Coeur Architects

    Located at 151 Toorak Road, this 6-story office building features a ground-floor restaurant that occupies the corner of Darling Street in an inner-city suburb of Melbourne. In response to its heritage neighbors, the design incorporates an innovative Flex Brick second-skin facade over a traditional brickwork base. This design concept is derived from a meticulous analysis of the brick patterning found on the former 1890s South Yarra Post Office located directly opposite the site. Additionally, it addresses the need to protect the west facade from heat load while still maintaining unobstructed views.

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    Designed by: Bird de la Coeur Architects

    Location:  AUSTRALIA

    Photograph Courtesy : Dianna Snape

    Commercial in Remote Location | On Architects Inc.

    This site is located in Ganjeolgot, which is famous for the earliest sunrise in Korea, and surrounded by the lands reserved for the creation of a new neighborhood park so as not to be available for any further development. Amongst the neighboring areas, it is located at the highest hill, a remote spot farthest from the existing commercial facilities in Ganjeolgot, and in its vicinity a public parking lot is supposed to be built, which we thought need to be considered for our proposal.

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    Designed by: On Architects Inc.

    Location: SOUTH KOREA

    Photograph Courtesy : Yoon Joonhwan

    Rediscovery Through Commercial Building | JYA-RCHITECTS

    Seongsu-dong, which began to slowly change in the early 2000s with the opening of Seoul Forest, has its values in the rediscovery and maintenance of the old neighborhood. To accommodate the growing population of Seoul in the 1980s and 1990s, multi-unit, multi-family households were created to fit as many families as possible. As a result, a three-dimensional composition ranging from the basement to the semi-basement and ground-level was created. On the one hand, it may look crude, but on the other, it makes the horizontal landscape interesting and multi-dimensional.

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    Designed by: JYA-RCHITECTS

    Location: SOUTH KOREA

    Photograph Courtesy : Hwang Hyochel

    Concrete Structural Image | T-Square Design Associates

    This small five story commercial building is located on the front of one of the symbol station of Hankyu railway Kobe line in Nishinomiya, Japan. One of the characteristic part of the site is that it is open to almost all directions which enables the building to be seen from any angles. This led to choose concrete finished frame structure that gives a strong structural image along with the toleration to be seen from any angle.

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    Designed by: T-Square Design Associates

    Location: JAPAN

    Photograph Courtesy : Daisuke Nakamura

    Minimal Form Disturbance | Hooba Design

    Building as a single element of the city has an inevitable influence on its urban surrounding. During the design process, it is crucial to consider this mutual effect to create a win-win relationship between the building and the city. Our approach to each of our projects has somehow been in line with this criterion. In Kohan Ceram project, our mission was to have minimum formal disturbance to the city. In this project, however, the form was the key to realizing the essence of the project. Here, the formal elements were used in both the overall entity and the individual parts. 

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    Designed by: Hooba Design

    Location:  IRAN

    Photograph Courtesy : Parham Taghioff, Khatereh Eshghi, Deed Studio

    Futuristic and Sustainable | monovolume architecture + design

    Giacomuzzi Ltd. in Kaltern is a modern plumbing firm specialized in sustainable and ecologic technologies. The new headquarters building reflects the future-oriented core-business through the architectural appearance and sustainability. The building grows up from street level to second floor like a bent ribbon. In between it shelters three storeys very open to the surroundings due to its ample insulated glass façades. The technical solutions such as photovoltaics and solar panels are integrated seamlessly into the ribbon. The installations aren’t hidden but proudly exhibited. 

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    Designed by: monovolume architecture + design

    Location: ITALY

    Photograph Courtesy : Simon Constantini

    Meeting Point of Commercial and Residential | Smart Design Studio

    Located at the meeting point of commercial and residential zones in busy and vibrant Surry Hills, Nickson 61 presented an ideal opportunity for the adaptive reuse of existing building stock. This redevelopment aimed to provide a significant architectural contribution to the area. Situated on a corner at the end of a row of terraces towards the southern end of Nickson St, the site is prominently visible from busy Cleveland St. Additionally, it is adjacent to both commercial and residential properties. The site originally contained a late-19th century terrace and a three-meter-wide vacant end lot.

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    Designed by: Smart Design Studio

    Location: AUSTRALIA

    Photograph Courtesy : Romello Pereira

    Rebuilding The City Center | KRDS

    Plasco, a 17-story building in Tehran’s Downtown, collapsed during a high-rise fire on January 19, 2017. The 15-story tower fronting it was in flames, resulting in the tragic loss of 16 firefighters and 6 others. In contrast, the 5-story building at the back remained intact. In October 2018, a proposal for a new Plasco building bagged the second place in a design competition award, which later selected for construction.

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    Designed by: KRDS

    Location: IRAN

    Photograph Courtesy : Parham Taghioff

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