ATT Architects has refurbished an old loft space in the city of Jakarta and turned into a slick and minimalist studio space for it’s new headquarter.
The studio, which is headed up by Indonesian architect Jan Steven Tjandra drew inspiration from the Scandinavian design, which is characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality. ‘” We were trying to combine the industrial loft aesthetic with Scandinavian detailing.” Steven explains.
ATT Architect‘s design concept responds to the inner city location in Jakarta. The Loft studio is positioned on the 11th floor and takes full advantage of the panoramic view. The central design idea behind the transformation of the loft was to keep the transparency and lightness in place and to connect the office visually to the urban city context where it’s situated.
Before the intervention, the space was divided by a series of internal walls that made much of the loft space was dark and uninviting. The Architect has to remove all of the partitions to make the most of the natural light from a large double height window. "We wanted to eliminate all walls and take full advantage of the limited light by creating a continuous flow of space, and allowing the light to travel deeply into the interior," said Jan Steven Tjandra.
The studio has an informal layout with the open-plan office space, one private meeting room and kitchen. The space flows organically; a fine balance between private and functional workspaces is achieved. “We wanted to connect the teams together, the aim was to create a collaborative workspace where the staff could meet together to share ideas.” Steven says. " There are areas for relaxation, there are areas for collaboration and there are areas for individual work." The office features a large, open meeting area with a round discussion table in the center of the space. "It becomes an important point where the team members can congregate and brainstorm together within the space. We really wanted to focus on the people and the collaborative work that they produce. "
The elegant material palette is selected to create warmth and intimate comfort throughout the hybrid open-planned spaces. Materials such as the oak wood flooring were combined with black metal and different combinations of colors defining different spatial functions. "The interior architecture is minimalist but thoughtful, with attention to every little detail," said the Architect. "Every single tone, detailing and material in the space has been carefully thought and selected to create a harmonious, and natural feel while expanding the sense of height in the space."
Steven believes that creating an open office environment with collaborative team culture is crucial for any creative studio to be successful. "Every time I visit the studio and see the collaborative work happening within the space; the energy and the vibe in the place is amazing," he says. "It's really inspiring."
PROJECT DESCRIPTION /
PROJECT TYPE /
PROJECT ADDRESS /
PROJECT TEAM /
Client : PT. Tjandra Kreasi Jaya
Architects : Jan Steven Tjandra, Adi Janitra, Talisa Danubrata
Interior Contractor : Gunanto
Photographer: Katarina Febryani Djajasaputra
Design + Documentation: November 2015 – March 2016
Construction: April 2016 – August 2016
BUILD AREA /
Type : Office
Location : Jakarta, Indonesia
Year : 2012-2013
ATT service : Interior
Site area : 400m2
ATT : Jan Steven Tjandra, Lisa Teo, Grace Vania, Ribka Jennifer, Jeremia Ade Putra