Most dining area in common HDB residence is found at the middle of the house, some has like this unit is located right next to main entrance.
Thus, dining area can be the most occupied family gathering place even surpass the main living hall.
We adjust the build ins cabinets compartment configurations according to the house owner daily needs and routines.
The shoe cabinet is placed right after the entrance door. A special opened insert compartment is designed for owner bicycle on the corner of the full height storage cabinet next to the shoe cabinet.
Stainless steel rod above the shoe cabinet allowed hanging greenery plants to be placed in front of the existing windows. This arrangement further create a sense of welcoming for natural light and windy air from the HDB corridor.
This is a 1350 sqft. office for small startup firm with necessary office functional rooms catered for different working activities.
Office Space Planning
With designed in mind to meet customer’s briefings, this office was designed with a simple and clean space planning in mind.
As a service oriented company, frequent meeting activities has been carried out daily basis for various projects. Thus, a large and premium meeting room has made to be the most prominent room within the office space.
This meeting room was placed against existing windows to ensure proper lighting brightness ambiance with mixture of natural sun light and artificial lighting scheme.
Office partitions have been carefully thought with introduction of both full height clear glass panels and solid timber partitions to dedicated walls.
Full height white board cabinet been used as space divider between Reception and Meeting Room. Each side of this cabinet provide unique functional usages, one as reception feature wall and with opposite side treated as white board and storage cabinets for meeting room. This helped to maximize space usage of available office area and also keep privacy of meeting room activities intact from office visitors.
Clear glass panels on the other hand encourage internal office interactions among different rooms while minimize the sense of tightness to the small office space.
Reception Identity Design
Reception counter and feature wall backdrop has been shaped with dedicated chamfered edging profile. This kept the walkway unobstructed while giving visual directional clues to guide visitors walking into office space after entering from office main door.
This triangular chamfered profile has become a main design elements for the reception areas. We applied the same triangular details to the ceiling and stainless steel wall panelings along the reception area.
This will create design identity and impression to the visitors and enhance space playfulness that can encourage staff working spirits virtually.
L shape study table is placed along window wall to fulfill the 4 study seating request of the owner.
With concerns to minimize the spatial tightness of study room and maximize the incoming of natural lights, few simple wall hanging shelves are introduced on both sides of walls instead of solid wall hanging cabinets.
This helps to retain the three dimensional space without being block visually yet fulfilling storage needs simultaneously.