Hubba, a Thai co-working space operator wanted to design a new addition to their spaces, one different from their first. They collaborated with Sansiri, one of the biggest developers in Thailand, to curate their space in Habito, Sansiri’s brand new mall located in the center of the residential area they developed. Hubba came up with the idea of enlarging the “making” area within the ecosystem of “working” to suit the new neighborhood. They called it “artisan space”, and it consists of several handcrafting facilities such as pottery and wood studios, open kitchens and photography dark rooms. A screening room for different lectures, workshops and seminars was also added. The intention was to expand their already wide networks, strengthen the concept of being a “hub” and reinforce their “co-working” philosophy.
The design of the Hubbato space took shape from the idea of extending the networking lines of Hubba’s original logo and multiply them to occupy/unify the space on the ground and second floor. Supermachine Studio realized that the scheme could be viable since there were supposed to be quite a number of M&E lines to be installed in the project for functional reasons already. What they did was to add more of them into the system and design the organization of these conduits. They colored them turquoise to emphasize them throughout the space. ‘We, as designers, usually struggle with M&E elements in our projects, but in this case, we decide to make them excessive to the degree that they became an incorporated ornament in the architectural space.’ said Supermachine Studio.
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