Minimal workspaces are often overlooked in favour of the design of homes and hotels and the like. Yet, there is hardly more fitting of a space for minimalism than in the office. With most work taking place digitally, and the increased flexibility desired from workspaces, there is all the more reason for offices to embrace minimalism. Bo Growth Headquarters is one such workplace.
The design, by DG Estudio, is an office conversion for a boutique organisation specialising in consulting and career placement. The challenge was to take the existing space—a dark and highly compartmentalised office—and transform it into a modern workplace. Without much natural light it was necessary to choose the right materials to bring brightness to the space.
The walls are of course painted a bright white, and the floors are fashioned from a light concrete tile. Translucent glass panels act as wall dividers while allowing light to pass from space to space. The semi-transparent dividers also bring a touch of softness to the areas they touch; the diffused light is very soothing.