As any workspace should ideally be, the Litehouse BLR studio is a constant work-in-progress, a living breathing space that’s continuously molding and adapting itself to the needs of its inhabitants. For a team that’s perpetually producing and evolving new ideas and innovations, it’s not just favourable but also imperative for the workspace to be a physical reflection of this culture, never remaining static, always embracing a state of flux.
So let’s take a look at some of the things we try to achieve as we evolve our workspace.
Tear down all the walls?
A balance between public and private spaces
Now more than ever, there’s a misguided belief that when walls come down, collaboration and creativity automatically rise up in their place, after which innovation just magically happens. There’s a romance attached to the idea of openness, and while surely an open environment encourages free-flowing communication, it’s not the be-all-end-all of today’s space design. The Litehouse workspace is a reflection of where we locate ourselves along the business spectrum – a studio space that nurtures unconventional creative talent smack in the middle of a traditional organization with conventional business practices. The workspace too embraces a dynamic mix of old and new working styles. Glass walls, conference rooms and cubicles border the area, creating pockets of open spaces in between them, allowing people to quickly switch between a formal one-on-one meeting to a more informal, collaborative brainstorming session.
Professional enough with a personal touch.
Our huddle joints
Often just a sea of cubicles has little space, physically & emotionally, for creativity and innovation to flourish. However, a lot of workspaces don’t realize they can exploit the incredible potential presented by traditional cubicles: they are extremely flexible & modular structures, open to rearrangement. At Litehouse, we find ourselves reconfiguring our cubicles to create spaces that can serve different purposes, removing entire partitions to create large huddle joints, realigning desks to create collaborative spaces for small 3-4 member teams, while retaining many traditional single-person cubicles for those that just need a private bubble to finish the day’s work.
Here’s to our modular workspace.
A hub for latest and greatest technology gadgets.
A space that is abundant in inspiration
At Litehouse, we’re continuously seeking to embrace and master the newest technology, and we invest in a plethora of technological tools and resources to support workplace creativity. From something as simple as large monitors, tablets and best-in-class smartphones to conduct product demos on, to something more high-end like AR/VR gadgetry to simulate full-blown virtual experiences and user journeys, we’re constantly leaning on latest technology to create immersive, experiential narratives that can showcase our products and case studies. And let’s not forget, good audiovisual technology – monitors, speakers, boomboxes – make for great in-house movie nights.
Experience the creative process, live.
A workspace that is owned by its people
From hand-painted walls to objet d’art, you get to judge our creativity quotient as you walk through our corridors. Creative people are better at their work when they get to personalize the space they inhabit, and the Litehouse workspace strives to mirror the diversity of its team. We make it a point not to impose a larger curative vision on the office artwork, instead letting the team (and that includes everyone, not just the designers) collaborate in a democratic fashion, bringing their ideas and inspirations to the table and helping each other execute the final output.
So tell us what’s special about your workspace – perhaps it’s something as simple as a cool modular desk that turns you into a superhuman multitasker, or maybe it’s just some really nice lighting in your meeting room that makes you want to sit in there all day. Let us know in the comments about your favourite space design innovations and maybe we can take a page out of your book.