Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
9GAG Office in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong by LAAB Architects
March 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: LAAB Architects
On an industrial high-rise in Hong Kong, LAAB’s design turned a mundane warehouse into an edgy officefor 9GAG, with plenty of natural light through the perimeter windows.Inspired by 9GAG’s web and app interface, LAAB designed a minimalist black and white interior juxtaposing against the raw industrial shell that was preserved as artifact and curiosity for the past.9GAG is dedicated to deliver humors to millions of people worldwide every day. To align with their vision, transparency, sharing, and the sense of community are the keywords for the design strategy. The over 5000-square-feet floor is curated as three major areas:
“9PARK” is a wide open space exclusively reserved – large enough for any activities ranging from weekly “Town Hall” event and daily meetings, to lounging, camping and dog-walking.“9DESKS” has islands of white open desks that are flexibly assigned to different project teams, to be shared based on daily needs. Adjustable sit-stand stations allow the employees to work with their desirable posture. The otherwise cold working environment is broken up by the communal kitchen at the heart of the space.“9SHEDS” are a number of enclosed meeting rooms along the edge of the desk area. These rooms are defined by distinctive dimension, mood, privacy and transparency, planned to fit different types of meetings and workshops.
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