SquarePixel is a software development company located in Thong Lor, one of the trendiest and most popular
neighborhoods in Bangkok. This 180 square-meter office, offering up to 16 working desks, is designed to encourage communication, collaboration, and an unorthodox working method among its young and fast-thinking developers. In a minimalistic design where sharp lines dominate, the dark wood floor produces a comforting glow and large windows let in natural light into the workspace. Concrete ceilings emit an industrial feel while hints of turquoise color on furnishings uplifts and energizes the office.
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Because SquarePixel wants to inspire an openness to change within its workforce, Regroup offers four different types of workspaces to allow for this flexible attitude needed in the fast-paced tech industry. When a project calls for intense teamwork, employees can take to the “war room” — a closed workshop space defined by two L-shaped whiteboards, a blackboard, and two screens for digital projection. Paper rolls are integrated onto a table for brainstorming and visualizing ideas. On either side of the “war-room” are two private management offices that look out onto an open workspace furnished with computer desks for quiet, individual work.
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Dividing these three zones are white walls that act as enclosures and glass doors that induce a sense of inclusiveness. The most enclosed area in the SquarePixel office is the meeting room where employees can discuss projects with clients in privacy — a long narrow window provides limited visibility into the rest of the workspace.
Away from the highly-focused atmosphere and separated from the meeting room by a shophouse-style roller gate is the multi-purpose area. In here, a hanging table and its accompanying metal stools centralise the space. At one corner, playful platforms made of cubby holes decked with 30 sitting cubes are used for a short break from computer screens or a chat with a colleague. Employees can transform this landscape into different layouts, such as an “arena” for formal and informal gatherings and events.