In the modern day working world where businesses are demanding more from their staff, the office environment has changed beyond all recognition. Businesses want to create a more informal, comfortable space for their valued employees, with areas where they can relax, be inspired, escape and focus. When staff are expected to work such long hours, it is important for them to be able to remove themselves from the intensity and immediate stress, even if only momentarily.
Our latest design brief for a luxury Hedge Fund office space (situated in Singapore’s Central Business District) encapsulated these exact elements, asking for us to create a stylish, comfortable space, that still doubled as an office and offered a variety of different breakout areas. The project site was situated on the upper floors of three combined shophouse’s, which provided an unconventional interior space due to the original architecture of the building. This allowed for us to be extremely innovative with the layout, and allowed us to include a secluded library, hidden breakout area, generous lounge, pantry, boardroom, and even private offices.
Wanting to preserve the architectural features of the building, we created a partition of glass with thin black framework to separate the various rooms. To inject a high-end aesthetic, we used luxurious metals and fabrics for the furniture and deep, rich colours. We created a simple paneled wall for the main office area and bespoke bookcase in rich blue for the library area. Over-sized, eclectic artwork provided drama, colour and impact against the simple background palette. We also stripped back the flooring to the bare concrete and polished it up to a high-shine taking on a marble-like finish.
As one of our favourite projects to date we are extremely proud of the result and the transformation throughout this build. We’ll be sure to keep you posted as soon as the official photographs go live on our website. In the meantime, for more projects and showcases be sure to take a look at our portfolio.