A café is a common room is a workspace in this Bangkok office

Bangkok – When restaurant design consultancy Party/Space/Design (P/S/D) moved to its fourth location in only three years, the Bangkok-based studio was sure of one thing: its workspace did not have to be an office. In fact, the approach taken by the team was to transform the pre-existing space into an oversized café (or common room) with emphasis on materiality and form.

Day by day, this place means more to us

Originally spread over two floors, P/S/D began the redesign of the internal layout by deconstructing the spatial configuration of the building into one large ‘open box.’ Accommodating 17 employees, the open-plan space is subtly organised into different zones: meeting areas, long workstations and a café.

By removing the original second storey, the designers were left with a grandiose 5-m-high ceiling, emphasised by a floor-to-ceiling modular shelving system that can be adapted to the needs of the staff.

Decorative as much as it is functional, the wooden shelves are but one of the many design elements that help turn P/S/D’s office into the studio’s second home. ‘Day by day, this place means more to us,’ the designers said. ‘It is a place of happiness, which is able to transmit creative ideas and positivity into our work.’

This space was originally featured in The Other Office Three, our book on creative workplace design. You can purchase a copy here.

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