Industrial architecture

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about industrial architecture

Project • By gibertandtanOffices

BBR Headquarter

This 94,440 square-foot building, located in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, consists of a three-story office space adjacent to a fully equipped warehouse respectively constructed of reinforced concrete and steel structure. Caption Caption Gibert&Tan, who was tasked with designing this new office-slash-warehouse, decided that the only way to address the dichotomic qualities inherent to the design brief (almost irreconcilable in language and character), was to embrace them and specifically in their terms. Gibert opted for acceptance: “the decision to carry forward the pitched geometry of the warehouse to the office component implied a strong alternative to typical ‘boxes’ you often see in such context”,... More

Project • By spillmann echsle architektenRestaurants

Halle 550, Zurich-Oerlikon

The historical ABB halls in Oerlikon are significant architectural reminders of Zurich’s industrial past. Their proximity to the business and residential quarters of Neu-Oerlikon gives them greater importance. In accordance with a revision of the special building regulations, the building is now being preserved and for the most part placed under protection.  The halls are being renovated, reinforced and technically improved with great care and attention to the existing structure in anticipation of their use for public events and large gatherings. The building’s industrial charm will be maintained. In consultation with the historical preser­vation authorities, interior modifications are based on the principle of con... More

Project • By OFFTECOffices

"The flow": a path to Fitt Experience

Honorable Mention - Fitt Future Headquarter- YAC competition More

Project • By Atelier d'Arquitectura Lopes da CostaFactories

Steelform Factory

The project consists of expanding the existing factory unit to the west and south, with the construction of a new pavilion and an administrative building. The site’s configuration contributed to the adopted solution, which sought to maximize the area of the industrial nave, leaving the southern part of the site for the administrative area. This area lies along the new proposed street, giving rise to a curved concrete building, marked by vertical aluminum profiles, which sought to differentiate itself from the industrial volume, highlighting its function as an administrative area. The east corridor, which covers the industrial nave, connects the administrative area to the existing building. With a strong plastic component, relating t... More

NewsNews • 21 Dec 2020

Former cement plant transformation reintroduces activities of creative production

In the 1970’s, the Shuangliu cement plant was one of the most important buildings within the Industrial Zone of Xihu District in Hangzhou. It was a roaring hub of production until it was closed in 1999. It stood abandoned for the next 20 years until its transformation by JIANGJIE DESIGNS into a new storefront for Even Buyer. Bringing their own style and fashion attitude to the industrial space, activities of production are once again activated but in a new and exciting way. wangminjie The existing building once served as an area for clinker storage. This function is reflected with the four large cylindrical structures, once filled with clinkers but now sleek showroom spaces. The cylinders are connected with a lower volume that h... More

Project • By Moein Jalali and PartnersOffices

Jordan Art Office

The design began based on the idea of Palemos, meaning battle. The space was divided in two sections: work space and exhibition space .the work space was designed as a garage art and the design of the exhibition space was based on the concept of heterotopia. To design the ceiling which represents the spirit of the space we used the biography matrix. In the whole project we relied on paradox. To separate the two aforementioned spaces we used a wall consisted of many doors. Concrete and wood were used in the design of the entrance and stairway to create a phenomenological encounter for the first impression. This project was nominated for “Commercial Interior Design (CID) 2018” and also was nominated for “Asia Architectural A... More

NewsNews • 1 Dec 2020

QUIN shatters stereotypes of industrial park building design

Sober, contemporary and monumental, QUIN by Mexico-based architecture office ICONICO is a strong architectural statement that defies the norms of conventional industrial park architecture. Commissioned by Joysonquin, who produce wood-made car interiors for the luxury sector, QUIN is an 8,750 square meter industrial complex separated into two distinct buildings, each with a distinct function. The two volumes are joined together with a spectacular saw-tooth roof. Moritz Bernoully The scheme is part of a masterplan in the central Mexican city of San Luis and aims to fulfill industrial requirements and operations while maintaining human scale and wellness. The topography of the site features a near 10m height difference between north and... More

Project • By Space Group ArchitectsPrivate Houses

The Old Spratts Factory

Space Group proudly present this refurbished 3,000 square feet residential unit within a converted dog biscuit factory, originally built in 1890. The exciting building complex, called The Old Spratts Factory, falls within a Conservation Area.  This particular building used to contain the grain & flour warehouse and two bakeries. It was originally converted very poorly and some of the original features suffered as a result of that, plus the functionality for residential use was also compromised. The task was to catapult this amazing space into the 21st Century. This was achieved thanks to a real team effort of a crafty contractor with clever ideas and appreciation for details, visionary clients which very conveniently work in the t... More

Project • By blocher partnersOffices

BMK Marina

It’s timeless but in sync with the times: The light-filled, expansive new BMK Marina in Langenargen. The planners at blocher partners have created a place that both inspires and calms – a place to begin one’s day on Lake Constance.   Whether one is looking for a sailing tour, sunny hours on the shore or a relaxing stroll through the beautifully designed town centre, Langenargen is the exclusive address on Lake Constance that has it all. With its backdrops of the Alps and view of the Swiss shore, this city – just a few kilometres from Friedrichshafen on one side and Lindau on the other – is an enchanting gem. The goal of the BML Marina redesign, which blocher partners accomplished, was to boost the q... More

Project • By heroalOffices

Revaler Spitze

Aluminium system solutions for urban industry architecture By mid-2021, after completion of two construction phases, the project “Revaler Spitze“ will have created a flexibly useable office and commercial space in the heart of Berlin Friedrichshain. At this top location, a great number of start-ups and traditional businesses will be united under one roof, occupying a gigantic space of 17,300 square metres. The building on Revaler Street has been named after its characteristic wedge shape, resembling a tip or “Spitze“. The architectural look, with its classic red-brick façade and steel profile frames, is borrowed from the architecture of the early 20th century. The heroal system solutions for curtain walls, wi... More

Project • By Mobile Architectural OfficeWorkshops

35 housing units and a cabinetmaking workshop

A project steeped in the industrial past The construction of a building that includes 35 housing units (privately owned and social housing) and a cabinetmaking workshop located on the ground floor. A former Botelli cabinetmaking workshop, the workshop contributes to the historical continuity of the site and evokes the past through thearchitectural design. In continuation of the adjoining architecture,through the construction details, the building evokes the history of the site (cabinetmaking workshop), our epoch and contemporary construction methods.   The MAO practicedesign intent was to reinterpret the archetypes of Parisian light industrial architecture while giving the new building a contemporary interpretation. The building see... More

NewsNews • 13 Oct 2020

Kokaistudios transform a disused steel production site into a mixed-use eco-industrial park

Shanghai-headquartered design and architecture firm Kokaistudios specialize in urban renewal projects that contribute positively to the built environment.  When contracted by Chinese steel company Baosteel to revitalize and adapt their disused steel production site into a mixed-use eco-industrial park, two key priorities were identified: to preserve the historical and structural legacy of the site whilst simultaneously modernizing and reimagining it toward an eco-positive future.  Credit: Terrence Zhang The key to this balance was to embed flexibility within every level of the design and building process, from programming flexibility into multiple and unexpected site conditions to selecting the most appropriate and eco-frien... More

Project • By Hombre de Piedra Arquitectos Transports

Seville Cruise Ship Terminal Phase 2

The second parts can also be good. This is the second part of our Seville Cruise Terminal project, which expands and upgrades the original building. Ports and cities share the common feature of undergoing constant change. To resolve the challenges brought on by that interaction, port buildings must be able to change over time, without recourse to improvisation. One solution can be to propose modular industrial architecture that highlights the port’s distinctive nature, though designed with the architectural quality required to ensure the respective urban integration. In that regard, the Port of Seville needed a new cruise ship terminal that would be flexible, multi-purpose, extendable, easily removable and even transportable. That w... More

Project • By Declerck-Daels, ArchitectenApartments


From Co to Coost. The ‘Co-center’ was build in the early 20’s as a cooperative building, based on a socialist model. It grew steadily and became very popular … until the upcoming of supermarkets in the 70’s. The buildings were temporarily used as a bar, event location, fitness center, arts atelier, and auction house. Everyone from Oostende knows the site. But due to mismanagement it all went bankrupt. The historical commonplace gradually became a city cancer where only pigeons, gulls and squatters wandered around. It was hidden in a residential block.   This heritage was very particular. A combination of industrial architecture, with a richely decorated facade, and a inner courtyard, in the city center... More

Project • By Nefa ArchitectsOffices

RAMBLER&Co Software Dept.

RAMBLER&Co - one of the largest Russian groups of companies working in the field of media, technology and e-commerce. The company is the leader among media holdings in terms of coverage in Runet. The group includes information, sports and entertainment portals, editorial offices of Internet magazinesand itsdepartment of development. Ilya Ivanov Ilya Ivanov Ilya Ivanov The expansion of the holding resulted in an increase in the number of programmers who required their own space within the structure of the premises occupied by the company at the Danilovskaya Manufactory in Moscow. Ilya Ivanov Ilya Ivanov Ilya Ivanov The design work involved the architectural studioNefa Architects, under the project of which... More