25 Unusual Modern Office Building Designs

25 Unusual Modern Office Building Designs

Architecture has come a long way since the columns were built in ancient times. These days, it seems that designers set to astonish more than to actually come up with a functional building. Let's not complain because we actually get to enjoy fantastic structures to gawk at. 

1. ING Headquarters (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

ING Headquarters

A shoe? A spaceship? An airplane? You decide. 

2. Nakagin Capsule Tower (Tokyo, Japan)

Nakagin Capsule Tower

This looks like a stack of shoe boxes. Or radiators. 

3. Longaberger Building (Ohio, USA)

Longaberger Building

A picnic basket for a kindhearted giant. 

4. Banknote Building (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Banknote Building

What a way to show your investors that your company has money.

5. Torres KIO (Madrid, Spain)

Torres KIO

Intentionally leaning modern high-rise buildings.

6. National Architects Union Headquarters (Bucharest, Romania)

National Architects Union Headquarters

Those architects showing that they really are into different building designs.

7. Kansas City Library (Missouri, USA)

Kansas City Library

A library building that looks like a shelf of books! Awesome.

8. Tempe Municipal Building (Arizona, USA)

Tempe Municipal Building

One of the few inverted style buildings we have today.

9. RMF Radio Station and RMF Television (Krakow, Poland)

RMF Radio Station and RMF Television

Another out of this world design. 

10. Stata Center (Massachusetts, USA)

Stata Center

This building looks fantastic from all angles.

11. The Gherkin Building (London, UK)

The Gherkin Building

Looks truly astonishing in a sea of boring-looking structures.

12. Ripley’s Believe it or Not Building (Missouri, USA)

Ripley’s Believe it

What happens when a real earthquake hits?

13. Intelligent Egg (Mumbai, India)

Intelligent Egg

The name is a bit strange but the design is fantastic.

14. Dancing Building (Prague, Czech Republic)

Dancing Building

This is supposed to depict a man and woman dancing.

15. CCTV Tower – China Central Television Headquarters (Beijing, China)

CCTV Tower

This design in a seismic zone?

16. Ripley’s Believe it or Not Building (Ontario, Canada)

Ripley’s Believe it or Not Building

Truly living up to the reputation. 

17. NORD-LB Building (Hannover, Germany)

NORD-LB Building

Looks very cool, especially with all the glass windows.

18. National Congress Building (Brazil)

National Congress Building

The tall structures look boring enough but the disc-like things that flank them look weird.

19. Asahi Beer Tower (Tokyo, Japan)

Asahi Beer Tower

I have no idea what that yellow thing is supposed to be. 

20. Oakley Headquarters (California, USA)

Oakley Headquarters

This looks like a Star Wars character.

21. Fortress Storage (Massachusetts, USA)

Fortress Storage

Looks like another thing a giant might own.

22. Scottish Parliament (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Scottish Parliament

Those are pretty awesome windows!

23. London City Hall (London, UK)

London City Hall

Another egg-shaped structure. What's with the obsession with eggs?

24. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Definitely not intended to save space.

25. Gas Natural Headquarters (Barcelona, Spain)

Gas Natural Headquarters

I wonder if there are people working in that inclined glass structure.

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