The Society of Interior Designers Singapore held its Annual General Meeting last June 20, 2019 at the Xtra Contract Showroom at Marina Square. All past and present Members, Honorary Advisers and the Council is there to witness this yearly event.Continue reading “SIDS-AGM at XTRA”
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
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.
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.
I often ask myself this question. Why has design become a value-add instead of a selling point? If you ask around who still pay’s for design fees nowadays is like asking who buys newspapers and actually read it? Yes in my experience it is that rare. If one is not a prominent or multi-awarded designer or firm, is it worth it to pay for design fees?
As an Architect and Designer, we often put a copyright notice in our plans to prevent others from using our creative ideas without our consent. But is this enough to serve its purpose? After all, copyright on plans is very difficult to prove in court given its complexity.
Almost every city in the world has a different office fit-out process. However, in Singapore, the procedures are quite straightforward. A design and build company have prepared a quick guide to an office renovation project from inception to completion.
The Office Designer.com has been renovating office space for the past 10 years. To satisfy the clients need for an office renovation budget or immediate cost estimate, we came up with a fast and nearly accurate assumption of a complete office fit-out from bare to a semi-fitted take-up of an office space in Singapore.