For those who are not familiar with the terminology, Corporate Architecture is a corporation of trade and managed discipline that is focused on the architecture of building construction, designing, space and atmospheres whose primary goal is to meet the needs and demands of the business society.
Some history of corporate architecture dates back to the 1920s where a German man named Mies van der Rohe invented it through his charcoal sketches that portrayed skyscrapers made of glass and steel. Mies van der Rohe was also the individual that developed the “International Style” term that was adopted not too long afterward by Philip Johnson and Henry-Russel Hitchcock in their book, “The International Style.” Around this same time, many Modernist architects began to engineer glass and minimal steel structures for just about everything from small residences to office buildings. The idea behind these newly designed and constructed buildings was to perfect a structure that would never have to be modified to suit the changing weather climates or building sites. Eventually the dwellings that were constructed during this period had become traditionally established as opposed to the office buildings. They were reproduced again and again on a never-ending basis that would eventually occupy the downtown regions of every major city across the globe. Corporate buildings to this day have remained true to this glass and steel box design. Continue reading