Thin Office


Studio SKLIM designed this office space for an IT company and multi-media setup in a refurbished postwar building in Singapore.

Given the creative clientele, the design of the working environment aims to provide wide flexibility to allow for maximum overlap of working trajectories. The resulting space aims to remain anonymous and to provide a blank canvas for various work scenarios and possibilities.

The pre-existing split levels in the long and slim space offered the possibility of playing with raised platform elements. The resulting design of the “twist platform” provides a meeting pod that capitalizes on the high ceiling to accommodate for storage underneath. The geometry of the subtly twisting space was driven by sight lines, privacy and anthropometrics elements. The unconventional form in an otherwise sleek and straightforward office space adds a dynamic backdrop to the “recharging point”, a small nook in the split level area, and the entry way.

The design is loosely organized into eight clusters: the “boss boxes”, “long work top”, “discussion table”, “welcome mat”, “sanitary & storage”, “recharging point”, “twist platform” and “multi-media corner”. To enable cross-pollination of creative work, each cluster is planned around an open plan configuration. The main working space, the “long work top” which is comprised of a single stretch of working surface, allows for a fluctuating size of workers at a given time. The long piece of furniture lines one side of the office space,
transforming from table top, reception seating, storage and finally to pantry space.







Photos by Jeremy San

Via designboom

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4 thoughts on “Thin Office

  1. VERY antiseptic! I’d HATE HATE HATE to work there. Layout looks fine. Color choices are REVOLTING and ANTI-humane.

  2. can you imagine what kind of people who works there?
    i like the lighting really, and space, but material and color speaks more that just writing ye?

  3. I like this space. I remember an interview with an architect (can’t remember who) who had a similar palette for an office space and said that the color is to be added by the people in the space, which is a really neat idea. The space is a blank canvas and people and their stuff (binders, photos, etc) would be the art.

    Hopefully this encourages people to wear color (maybe that’s the point). Imagine this space with people wearing bright colors and bold patterns sitting around the table!

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