Kyoob-id’s Open and Sustainable Office
Kyoob-id, a commercial interior design firm based in Singapore, recently upgraded their office and its sustainability features and was able to renew their Green Mark certification. The Green Mark program was implemented by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority in an effort to promote sustainable building practices.
In order to achieve the rating, Kyoob added sustainably-rated flooring, used a majority of reused and recycled furniture, and implementing recycling and waste-reduction programs in their office. The office itself has a great collaborative feel as well.
Michelle Goh, Kyoob-id’s director explains about the design, “We hope to emphasis an open and facilitative culture where collaborative teamwork and creativity can foster. Thus we’ve developed an open spatial plan – conducive modularity and flexibility (to cater for expansion etc). With it, we have low and open workstations where everyone is free to engage each other in discussions.
The ambience as you can see is relaxed and casual, nothing stiff and corporate; we hope to inspire creativity through a less formal environment. This is further reflected in the colour palette – woody neutrals with a few pops of bright colours for character and also the low snug seating and chic loose furniture by the window – to people watch for an extra dose of inspiration for designers. In addition, the lofty ceiling adds to the mood with warm bowl pendant lights, giving a soft relaxed feel to the overall interior.