The World's Coolest Office

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Fourth Runner Up: Atelier Tenjinyama is At One With the Elements

"This atelier is in the environment where an evening of the summer has many thunderstorms, winter has fine weather and strong dry wind blow in," Ikimono Architects writes. It's a dramatic effect when snow and rain gather above head on glass panels. But the elements might take a toll—aside from opening an office-dweller's mind—when nature calls. An umbrella is always present, open, in the office, for when ducking out to the restroom, which is through an open-air corridor.