SNI x GLY /
Location: Subang Jaya, USJ
Property Type: Commercial Office
Built-up Size: 1854sqft
Year of completion: 2021
At the preliminary designing stage, we focus on the concept‘ form follows function’ while co-relate the use of warm and bright tone as our design vocabulary for this office. We wanted to achieved a clean and elegant tone, with the combination of simple geometric forms for the interior while having a well-proportioned spatial arrangement.
We centralize the reception area as a split point for this office by proficiently separating
the training space and pantry to the left and open display area, semi-open meeting area and private meeting area to the right with open stairs leading up to office from the back of the reception area.
Despite the 6 meters high ceiling of the office, we effectively utilize the volume of the space by introducing a mezzanine level with 3 meters high on each floor, separating the private office space and the public training space.
It has been a real challenge that this office does not receive adequate natural sunlight due to the high ceiling and less opening. The overall intention of our design was to not emphasis on hard-fittings which will aggravate the tightness of the space. Therefore, we introduce some indoor lighting in order to brighten the dull space and in return, not only it could solve the insufficient lighting problem but it also calms the entire space.
Our design intention comes from the proposed site combined with this company’s product which is milk and nutritional drinks. Hence, white, beige (cream) and pastel colour were chosen as the main colour palette that best match the setting of the atmosphere in the space.
The private meeting area at the main level was separated with metal glazed panel painted in cream colour which was inspired by the shape of a milk carton and the colour of the milk. On the other hand, we use microcement as the texture of the open display area to differentiate the layer of the space. Not only it brings out a unique texture on the wall but it also immediately improves the quality of the space.