Taman Impian Emas
Johor, Malaysia +6012731xxxx +6016706xxxx
Interior Design Project Info
Office space is important for employees’ satisfaction, creativity and productivity. Workspace design must be explored to avoid office labelled as stuffy and cubicle space that prevents collaboration and drains creativity.
Client brief was to enhance office space into a workspace that could attract new talent. In order to stay competitive and ahead of the industry, this long-established client opens up to ideas of re-thinking office design towards a more open, creative and collaborative workspaces.
A common meeting area was designed at the middle of the office to promote beneficial interaction between employees. The position of this meeting area was defined during construction period, where the existing roof truss profile was discovered at the middle of the office space. The existing roof truss profile was in good condition and potentially exposed to allow high ceiling effect for the middle part of the office. The existing beam and column grid were untidy, causing difficulties of wall alignment and resulting a low ceiling height for overall spaces. To resolve this, the middle part of the ceiling was left exposed to create a higher and breathable volume in relative to the overall low ceiling height.
The existing space has a rather dark interior, due to limited windows opening at the perimeter of the external walls. To improve this, a few existing roof tiles were replaced with a translucent tile to allow natural sunlight diffused into the meeting space.
The ray of natural lights falls into the surface of the office in rectangular form. This inspired the design language to take the form of small rectangular spot repeated into various surface of carpentries and ceiling lighting design.
The office layout was designed as open plan office with low filing cabinets that enable visual and interaction throughout the entire workspace. The filing carpentry facing the meeting area was designed with integrated seating to encourage casual discussions at the common area.
A balcony was designed at the rear of the office for breaks and rest on the bench, whilst allowing more natural sunlight into the office space.