Global architecture and design practice Aedas tasked its own team with re-designing the interiors of its new Singapore office
The 2,230 square metre is just off a busy thoroughfare in Singapore’s science and technology hub, inside a busy business hub.
Founded in 1995, the office has grown from a small scale space with 30 employees to accommodating 300 people covering design projects in all Southeast Asian countries.
The objective of the redesign was to create a live-work environment that endorses greater peer collaboration while also ensuring a welcoming environment where the firm’s work can be showcased to clients.
Managing director Logan MacWatt and executive principal Steven Shaw led the project, which was broken down into a number of areas - a 'Great Room' to present projects to clients; a small breakout space with asymmetrically oriented workstations to mitigate any concerns over creating a rigid and sterile work environment; a library where all curated projects are framed and displayed using the firm’s grid-inspired ‘+’ logo and finally an all-essential pantry space.
Their final verdict of the project? Impressed, as you'd expect from the practice appointed as the lead architect on the re-fit of the historic Raffles Hotel Singapore.
"The new Aedas Singapore Office is an open space, one that harnesses creativity, innovation and promotes collaboration while being firmly bolstered by the office’s robust and functional hardware.
"The refreshingly sleek and contemporary space will be the backdrop for many outstanding Aedas designed projects to come."