The concept of this interior exercise strongly influenced by Feng Shui studies; the elements of fire, water and forestry evidently define three main colours – red, blue and green. The two main colors of red and blue represent both directors and green denotes all employees. As fire is the main element, it inspires the overall interior planning and three dimensional interior perspectives.’ Fire’ consists by layer of flames, and flames with irregular organic edges.
The office consist of three “combustion” points: the two directors’ rooms and meeting room which then defines other areas such as general working spaces, waiting area and storage areas. The organic edges of flame has morphed into asymmetrical angular panels that subtly separates functionality of working areas.
Arriving at the office, Setara Pelana welcomes visitors with a cosy waiting area adjacent to a small discussion room. At this point, one will be presented with a choice of going either to the left or right. To the right, it leads to the main meeting area that is one of the ‘combustion’ point , finished in green tinted glass. While to the left, one would be venturing into Setara Pelana’s main working area. The indubitable ‘combustion’ point of director’s room comprises of blue tinted glass becomes a focal point. The blue director’s room has direct visual towards the main meeting and waiting areas, which clearly enables overseeing the transition from public to private space. As we move deeper, despite having numerous angular panels diverging focal point, one have to admit the main ‘combustion’ point – the director’s room in red tinted glass is so apparent at the end. Throughout the journey, there are four curvature free standing storage units as soften agents to the overall; these units also serve as future working space expansion. The white spray painted finish to the office not only deliver subtlety to the angular panels, it also amplifies the three ‘combustion’ points which dictates the journey. The journey is a visual and physical experience subtly choreographed by the silhouettes of all these angular panels.
As conclusion, being able to translate from an intangible language of Feng Shui into a functional, practical and inspiring working space; was a great experience to everyone - ZX Atelier, the joiners and mostly the Setara Pelana(s).