Fixing what ain’t broken
Finding the perfect layout often time requires a constant re-evaluation of the various requirements. We made significant progress during our previous layout session and we now have decent idea of what works well and what every one’s preferences are. This week we will concentrate on the question of cost, instead of creating options reflecting the various approaches towards finding an optimal layout base on functional requirements. We created two options, the first reflecting our base layout, and the second showing the various options that we felt might have an cost impact on the project.
Option A, simplicity.
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Here’s our baseline option, since the budget is limited on our project. This option reflects the minimal amount of departure from what’s specified in the landlord’s work letter.
This also means that although we prefer having the corridor on the perimeter of the plan in the office area, since it would require glass fronted offices we have revert back to our previous layout. To compensate for the lack of visual connection we included a small corner glass window to allow the person sitting in the first office to look into the entry area.
This layout also assumed that no movable partition will be used at the conference/ kitchen area except for closet doors.
Option B, intricacy.
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This is our option with the various possible upgrades we had discussed before included. There will likely be some cost impact for several of the items included in this option. We will have to evaluate each component to see if it justifies their associated cost.
This is our preferred layout for the office area, having the corridor on the perimeter of the building both allow daylight to reach further in to the work area and also act as a buffer for heat during the summer time. Glass fronted office would be required for this option.
In addition, we also included more glass partition at the entry vestibule area. This will also allow daylight into the vestibule area and open up the entry area more.
The moving partition is back in the conference/ kitchen area, in slightly reduce form. The flat screen monitor will be mounted on the East wall with a roll down green screen hung above. The partition on the West side of the room can be slide out of the way to allow both the conference room table to be moved out of this room and also allow more options for camera placements.
The layout below, although slightly awkward, will still allow for some sound isolation when the partitions are moved out of the way.
Project P3 is a ongoing workspace renovation project we are working on, with the award winning editing company P3 Entertainment. Follow our progress as we develop our theme of “Gotham Industrial Warhol” look and create a fun work space for the guys at P3.