It is an office refurbishment project for Editpoint (limited), which is a hk-based post production company for TV commercials.
The office has great window views in an efficient rectangular space, occupying one whole floor for editing office, and part of another floor for a sound recording studio.
The entrance area of the office is made a comparatively large entrance hall and reception area, enjoying the great exterior view. The space is visually divided into 2 zones, namely the lift hall/bar-pantry area, and the reception-seating area respectively.
The rest of the space is for totally 6 nos. of editing rooms, a small CD recording studio , and some general office facilities. Each editing office requires a long worktop for equipments, with some free seating space for discussion and co-editing work with TVC directors and advertising agency personnel.
As a creative-oriented production company, Editpoint looked for a relaxing and informal working mood. The space is made a dramatic look where some unfinished concrete is mixing with white painted gigantic enclosure, crashing with metal-mesh ceilings for a ‘industrial-but-fine’ and informal-but-decent mix.
More literal speaking the reception-waiting area is in fact comes from a thought from an architectural block in white color, projecting a formal corporate image, the rest of the space is conceptualized as landscape surroundings. The green carpet provides, in fact, a very solid evidence of this intention, which more importantly, also gives a relaxing and leisure mood for the long hour working. Besides, the entrance pantry-bar area offers an idling spot in between works and a causal meeting area for ideas and inspirations.
The reception/entrance hall serves obviously a greeting area, but more importantly, it is the space for clients from mainland china who probably spend a day or two, as a temporary working place for them during their waiting time for the revisions of editing work.
Each of the editing room is paneled with wood, and the backdrop of the computer monitors are made a green carpet, visually gives a brightening feature in the room, and at the same time, for easing eye-tensions because of long working hours and detail-focused work such as fine photo-touching. The decoration is, actually, a thought of remixing the elements of a tropical house where wood ceilings and green garden are common.
The sound studio is located one floor above the office.
The same concept is carried onto the studio, where ceiling wood truss feature is a focal highlight, picturing a roof feature of a resort-wooden house. The fabric and painted strip paneling provides a loosen mood for sound recording environment, and which serves as a good sound reflecting and adsorption wall treatment. And again, the carpet recalls the feeling for a green garden, completes the goal for an informal and relaxing working mood.
+ Project facts
Project : Editpoint limited
Size : approxi. 3000 s.f.
Complete : Sept. 2012
Location: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Designer : E23 interior designers limited
Photo : Kirk Kenny/E23 interior designers limited
+ About E23
E23 interior designers limited (formerly named as EMP architectural interior design, founded in year 2002) is a creative-oriented interior design consultancy practice. Experience of E23 members ranges from 3 to 18 years experience in interior design industry, with design training in Japan and Hong Kong art and design school.
Eric Wong is the Founder and Design Director of the company, has over 18 years of experience in wide range of interior design project types. He is the project and design leader from conceptual design through project execution. He is a graduate of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with Master of Arts Degree in Design.
+ All images courtesy E23