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MOD Office / Ministry of Design

  • 01:00 - 8 September, 2011
MOD Office / Ministry of Design
MOD Office / Ministry of Design, © CI&A Photography
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From the architect. Inhabiting 6 converted shop house units at the confluence of Singapore's historic Chinatown area and the CBD, MOD's own design studio employs the same key principles which govern its approach to design - typological relevance, a disciplined material and tonal palette and an 'essential' concept. In searching for a locale to base its creative endeavors, we were determined to find a building large enough to accommodate our entire office on a single floor. We feel strongly that open communication is key to innovation and creativity; as such, our space would be without hierarchy or barriers, a truly open office.

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© CI&A Photography

The linear series of spaces within the studio are choreographed in between the perimeter of twin datum lines - which form circulation axes spanning the entire space. Mirrored terminus points elongate these axes and become daily 'catwalks'. Resembling a barcode, a series of mixed program are position along these catwalks and range from gallery space, meeting spaces, open plan desks, hot desk discussion zones to a library.

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All new interventions are conceived as objects within the landscape of the existing space and are designed to remain visually separated. The entry Gallery space allows for constant renewal and an avenue to express ourselves without needing to reinvent the entire studio.

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© CI&A Photography

Our work areas are intentionally pure black and white, which allows us to tackle the wide array of creative explorations against neutral foil. The library is finished in an unfinished timber and tectonically, it provides a more relaxed environment as a counter point to the rest of the space.

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Luis Flores Alvear · April 07, 2012

MOD Office / Ministry of Design | ArchDaily http://t.co/2w6EMmBn .... me encanta

Gaston · October 01, 2011

Colin Seah is such a media whore, hmm so this is a whore house

Sony Djuana · September 27, 2011

the concept of the work place would never be in pure black and white. what people bring in their desk would disperse the original concept.

Guillate · September 11, 2011

Why is this entry not in the main pages anymore? Has the architect not been able to accept criticism and requested for it to be removed.
Shame on you MODE, you are so insecure!

robi · September 12, 2011 01:31 AM

it still is.

please MODE erase both of our comments

shame on us ... we sinners

Eugenie Royo · September 11, 2011

MOD Office / Ministry of Design http://t.co/H0UD7Ld #architecture

Guillate · September 09, 2011

Ah so the girl was trying to escape from this designer's jail. Its not a barcode concept but a Jail Bars concept..Excellent project name: the Designers Jail Cheers CROFTdesign

CROFTdesign · September 09, 2011

ouch. cold. monotonous. timid. "...where do you work?" "...oh me? i work in designer jail."

LeeK · September 09, 2011

Check out the lady posing and stretching up the seats, great for a pilates / yoga session.....Ohmmmmm...

Prompt Contract · September 09, 2011

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G · September 09, 2011

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pushkin · September 09, 2011

No papers, no magazines, no blueprints, no coffee cups on desks?
People looks like they just came to take a snapshot.
Overall the space is clean and nice (with no life).

energysavinghouse · September 09, 2011

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Manuel Gonzalez ?. · September 09, 2011

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deloprojet · September 09, 2011

good work http://t.co/Q9RRPbz #design #singapore #office

Great Indoor Designs · September 09, 2011

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Noha Alahmadi · September 09, 2011

Looks sterile.

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Jamus B · September 09, 2011

What a gruesome space for a supposedly creative office. Very pretentious and two dimensional concept..what concept??

Inside Out · September 09, 2011

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arqpres · September 09, 2011

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Adhie Indreswara · September 09, 2011

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