- Design without Designer called for a renovation of its headquarter at The Garden South Tower. A total of 8 office corners were informed to be transformed into interesting spaces for the office worker to feel excited and be socially connected again.  

Despite being one of the biggest Malaysia market place as an online platform for people to sell and buy almost anything that one can imagine, the company has an interesting company culture that encourages its workers to personalize their office spaces with the items that can be obtained from their own online platform. 

The ever diverging concept for the proposed interior architecture of the project was then converged to that direction - to construct a cultural landscape in the office. 

What could be more local, regional, or peculiar than the office workers expressing their need, comfort, and creativity in their own workplace? Imagine the user decorating their own office, hanging a jacket on their office chair, pasting the polaroid of the company trip on the wall.  Can architecture provide such a design framework to give a cue for ease of personalization? The delving of a relevant concept then leads us to a seemingly contradicting but influential design question: Can we provide a design without a designer? 

The proposed design at the 8 corners comprises of perforated metal that mimics certain aspect of the organic form of our earlier human settlement, some imaginary, while some are in contrast with the current office settings which is perceived to be rigid, i.e. rectangular office enclosure, office meeting room with straight and squarish walls. They are proposed to be built into translucency with perforated metal to induce more interaction and a chance meeting which the current office setting already practicing and they are in the office's preferred colors. The perforated metals are highly personalizable, and the user can mount, hang, install, and put up almost anything where they can find it on their own online market place. They give enclosure, at the same time allowing visual-spatial permeability - allowing one to see through. The design thus, utilizing a modern way of construction, but a highly peculiar effect (a "" kind of workplace) - a working environment that one feels belong after personalization. 


The earlier stage design proposal

The initial design proposal