Industrial buildings are increasingly being repurposed as modern offices in light of the contours of today's economy, but Atelier Ventura Trindade designed its own office in an aesthetic that's markedly discrete from industrial styles. Though the architecture studio's office has structural aspects that are undeniably industrial, they opted to decorate those features with the trappings of classical architecture.
The Ancient Greeks had impressively advanced architecture considering the time period, with a focus on elaborately detailed columns as structural support. Thousands of years later, industrial architects would apply columns as well, though they abandoned the ornateness that characterized the many Greek styles. Atelier Ventura Trindade's office cleverly combines these two styles, showing the firm's respect for the distant past while also demonstrating its willingness to look to the future.