Miracles Design Consultants

Miracles Design Consultants was tasked to design a stimulating work environment for the flag carrier airline of Singapore, Singapore Airlines Limited.

Ditching the typical, uninspiring office cubicles for an open plan workspace is implemented to maximise the flexibility use of the space at TECHSQ, SIA Training Centre. The design space is to promote openness and transparency which allow the employees to meet each other and endorse collaborative working.

Given Singapore Airlines’ role as an award-winning airline corporation, we sought to showcase a contemporary, vibrant, futuristic and agile environment, while simultaneously preserving a clear and clean aesthetic that contribute to this message. The premise is to design an open space that can promote team integration and maintain versatile common areas, wherein different types of activities can be carried out. An open floor plan is chosen, with the operational area on the perimeter of the building in order to take advantage of natural light and, which enable the common services strategically distributed around the building.

The project incorporates dynamic spaces such as conference rooms with different capabilities, quiet rooms for virtual calls or meetings, private huddle rooms, project rooms, fully equipped hot desks for casual meetings, and open plan workstations. As for recreational areas, open space is designed which comprises a “futuristic work café” and with an operable wall where this space can be expanded to host “Town Halls.”

Brand image is expressed through the use of colour in different spaces and in elements that feature simple lines. Every single one of these details represents the implementation of materials that feel futuristic, fresh and innovative, which infuses quality to space. This includes a spiral staircase linking the two levels and undulating lines on the floors to define open spaces and working collaboration spaces.

By: Norfizah Selamat

World Interiors Day Snapshots

The Office Designer.com is there to witness IFI World Interiors Day Singapore hosted by the Society of Interior Designers Singapore.

The Office Designer.com Editor James Paul with SIDS President Keat Ong and iPrima Media Group CEO Shaun Ling.

The theme of this year’s IFI-WIDS is Designing Spaces, Changing Lives. The event took place on May 25, 2019 at Oxley Bizhub in Singapore witnessed by a jampacked audience which consists of interior designers, architects, design students, and industry players.

IFI Ambassador Ms. Constance Ann, Honorary Adviser of the Society of Interior Designers Singapore on her opening remarks at World Interiors Day in Singapore.
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The Smart Office… Future or Fad?

It was during the Chinese New Year Holiday that I personally experimented on turning my flat into a Smart Home. After a day’s work and some online shopping from Amazon prime. I have transformed my living room into a hotbed of technology and things have changed for me ever since.

A simple smart home set-up

Putting all this technology in the Office

Upon returning to work, I immediately got to a meeting with a client who wants some addition and alteration work done to his office premises. After hearing his requirements. I briefly mentioned my home project and would love to be able to integrate all this new smart device to his office. In short, he asked me for a proposal and arranged a meeting after a week.

What makes a Smart Office

“A smart office consists of intelligent technologies that change the way people interact with the office and the surrounding work environment.”

Imagine a workplace designed to improve the overall environment by making offices more energy efficient, more secure, and more comfortable. It also helps companies make better decisions about the spaces that are available to employees. Produce and store data on usage and occupancy that is valuable when determining how to improve the use of existing space or deciding when to scale up or down. Eventually, this makes employees more productive, focused and happy on their workplace.

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Best Noise Absorbing Anti Sound Material for Interior Wall Decoration

Fabric Acoustic Panels, located in Guangzhou city, China, is one of the leading manufacturing group specializing in acoustic absorption materials such as fabric acoustic panels. Advanced technology and high quality are regarded as the two most important factors in our development and management.

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1.Available in over 30 different colours.
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Our main markets are Campos dos Goytacazes Brazil, Baltimore United States, Bremen Germany, Kolkata India, Algiers Algeria, Sendai Japan, Cambridge United Kingdom, Montreal Canada, Lagos Nigeria, Islamabad Pakistan, Valencia Spain, Virginia Beach United States, etc.

As a leading manufacturer of clothing acoustic panels and fabric for acoustic panels, the enterprise mission is to provide our customers with high-quality products and Offer to the stage of development. The business philosophy of FabricAcousticPanels is integrity, responsibility, professional, efficient, and innovation.

By; Andrew Acoustics

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Has China made office furniture improved?

I just landed at Terminal two of Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport just in time for the 43rd CIFF (China International Furniture Fair). Phase-2 which is mostly for commercial furniture exhibitors. The first thing I noticed was this shiny new hi-tech terminal with face recognition capabilities and lots of smart technology integrated around the airport. This has to be good, China has come a long way since my last trip to the country 12 years ago.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Huge Marketplace

Upon arriving on the exhibition grounds, I find myself in a maze of stalls, space, and people. Honestly, I am lost and don’t know where to start. Much has changed since my last trip and the crowd is enormous. It’s like the whole of Asia converged in one place looking for the best bargain to trade into their home countries.

43rd CIFF (China International Furniture Fair)

After getting a map, I was able to find my way. Day one is basically just a meet and greet with some of my old friends and past suppliers. We hang out for an early dim sum nearby and talked about how things have changed over the years. As most of us would do, we tend to relax and take it easy on the first day. To focus and have more energy for the next day.

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Peace and Privacy in a Pod

It was the start of the week and I received a call from a client complaining about noise pollution in their office. Their workplace happens to be an open planned office with an integrated trading and operations center in one common space. Their principal from the US will be coming in a months time and this issue must be resolved as soon as possible.

Possible Solutions

We quickly rushed for the meeting and brainstormed solutions that can be done within a three-week timeline. Re-arranging the tables to isolate high noise generating areas is one, providing more glass and drywall partitions is another and finding another office space with a bigger floor plate to separate the departments are put on consideration.

None of this seems to work given the schedule as well as cost implication and disruption to its operations. Similarly, the management insists to keep the space open for natural lighting and flexibility of movement.

The S-Pod
A newly installed S-pod

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Whimsical Evening for Interior Designers in Singapore

It was a Friday night, time to spend a whimsical evening with the top interior designers in Singapore. The place, Marriott at South Beach Tower. The epicenter of the Singapore Interior Design Awards. Where the best of the region are given credit for their creativity, passion and work as Designers.

SIDA Gala 2019

Society of Interior Designers Singapore

The event is yearly organized by the Society of Interior Designers Singapore (SIDS)started in 1994 and is one of the oldest professional society to represent the Interior designers & interior design industry as a whole. As a non-profit organization that serves the interior design industry at a national level, the council headed by its President Mr. Keat Ong, sets stringent tasks to raise and uphold the professional standards and reputation of the Interior Design profession in the country.

Society of Interior Designers Singapore, Council Members

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