The philosophy of black and white, work and rest are not two opposites, but two components of one whole: in order to work productively, you need to have a good rest, and the best rest is after the work is completed.
The creative design of the Aquamarine office is divided into two parts: in the center is the black core, which consists of:
● meeting rooms;
● walls with lockers;
● lounge area.
The white core includes a workspace, focus area, kitchen and bar. At first glance, it might seem that there is no clear zoning, but in fact it is precisely this approach in the distribution of places for work and leisure that solves several problems at once.
Why did we do this?
Everything ingenious is simple or, in more detail, thanks to this decision, the staff does not have the feeling that they need to work only in a specific place and, at the same time, the working mood is not lost during the rest.
Various opportunities and scenarios for working and relaxing employees - this is a truly creative space designed to create a unique and productive atmosphere for solving a wide variety of tasks, regardless of their level of complexity.
How did we do this?
One of the main features of the original design is the focus areas. There is a place for almost any type of activity, including a place for holding brainstorms in a closed environment, comfortable and successful confidential negotiations.
In addition, according to US-German studies, 75% of staff complain that they can’t keep their concentration on tasks in a noisy office, they get tired faster and suffer from headaches. The negative effects of increased noise levels on workers have also been proven by scientists from the universities of Sydney and Cornell. But those who will never work in those who work in the Aquamarine office, as we already have a separate focus area. In a quiet environment in a comfortable chair, an employee of the company is easier and faster to focus on the task in the best way.
Another “trick” of competent arrangement of an office space is furniture and, especially, its placement. So, inside the seating of a separate team there is a table for brainstorms, where the standard workflow turns into an active discussion. As for the bar area and the kitchen, they are separated by a multifunctional furniture design - these are:
● snack department;
● TV area for presentation;
● storage space with many kitchen drawers;
● Catering area.
Thus, this furniture design is located as a separate black core - a stylish and functional partition between two zones.
No less interesting for thoughtful zoning of commercial real estate is the lighting scenario. We have developed 2 options:
1) daytime - created specifically for the most productive work;
2) evening - includes light illumination of the wall and lounge area to create a cozy microclimate that eliminates stress on employees.
A feature of Aquamarine lighting is the reflected glow of lamps and sconces. Thanks to this decision, the office gains its own charisma with a special aura, designed to stimulate the effective work of each employee. However, soft light has a positive effect on vision and, accordingly, the eyes do not get tired any longer. White, graphite and gray with bright accents of orange and blue on a subconscious level increases the status of both the office and its employees, because they work in an exceptional place.
A wall with lockers deserves special attention, where everyone can choose the most suitable for themselves. In other words, Aquamarine is a completely non-standard office, namely a place designed to unleash the potential and increase the productivity of each employee, a place where each detail is worked out separately and all locations for work and leisure in general.