The clients own a Norwegian shipping company; they required a practical design which included spatial planning. The deadline to get the office ready was within four months. The office was based in a new building and as you can see from the pictures, it was completely bare; it required spatial planning.
This included a reception area, conference room with audio/visual equipment, main office area for at least 20 employees, directors and a manager’s office. It also required furniture which included office desks, chairs, and accessories.
The client requested Tareen and Tareen to enlist the contractors, which included builders, electricians, and decorators. As the deadline to get the office ready was so short, the project started instantly. Tareen and Tareen designed the spatial layout, electrical layout, specified the furniture and accessories.
OVERCOMING DESIGN HURDLES
There were a few design issues; the office had a curved wall, a large pillar that could not be removed and low ceilings. Tareen and Tareen overcame these issues by designing the spaces with half glass and half wall partitioning which allowed light to circulate through the offices, still creating privacy and allowing the ceilings to look taller.
A feature was made from the large pillar by attaching textured marble tiles.
A company based in Malaysia was used for its good quality bespoke office furniture to fit around the curved wall.
BEFORE & AFTER
“The office was based in a new building and as you can see from the pictures, it was completely bare; it required spatial planning.”