The client's brief was to create a clinic that allows for state of the art treatment in a warm and welcoming environment away from the usual clinical feel.
In 2018, EY Malta has once again commissioned (X,Y,Z) Architecture & Design Studio; this time to design an adequate welcoming entrance to their offices - The Workplace of the Future.
The homeowner had been living in the house for a number of years already when she called us for what was initially meant to be a living room revamp and the addition of a staircase.
An existing residence; balustrades, arches, adorned columns, small rooms, mould…all within this detached house which was thirty years ago perfect for its tenants but which was far from the desires of this young couple.
The client’s wish was to transform a dull and unused room at basement level, into a vibrant chill-out and break-time area for the employees.
An apartment in Swieqi with ample natural light finished in contrasting tones, natural oaks, and a warm splash of colour.
The idea is to create a pleasing environment to work, and start bridging the gap between the workplace and home. The new office is one where the space will be unfettered by the traditional rules, which is also completely in parallel to Global EY's Workplace of the Future guidelines.
The studio was designed using natural materials whilst maximizing the use of the space. It was imperative for the offices to be clean and elegant but also radiating a positive fun vibe reflecting its young team.
The homeowners’ brief was a concoction of warm spaces accentuated by their love for natural wood, retro and distinct one-off pieces, whilst retaining maximum practicality and functionality.
Multifunction timber masses transform providing a number of different functions while evoking an element of surprise for this young couple’s compact 35sqm kitchen-living-dining area.