Uniopt Pachleitner Group is an eye-wear and jewelery company. Their new headquarters in Graz, Austria was designed by GS Architects and has a futuristic appearance. Nicknamed “The Black Panter“, the new dramatic building was conceived taking into consideration the designs of the company, as well as its mission and philosophy. Here is more from the architects: “To achieve the sculpture-like aesthetic with dynamic sharp edges and imposing angles, the practice opted for a ventilated rain screen cladding system from Sto. This mechanical system allowed for the highly ambitious design, as well as a pure, black finish. From the start, GS Architects wanted a protective glass system to characterize the nature and purpose of their client. The StoVerotec Glass system provided all the functional and aesthetic design elements they required. The interior of the building is equally striking with sculptural elements throughout. The client demanded a tranquil, beautiful space to inspire creativity“. Do you appreciate the design of this modern building, or do you consider it too flashy?