Testing and design

The modern office is the multipurpose object which is carrying out a set of business tasks.

Therefore, when designing office spaces, it is important to create a comfortable atmosphere,

emphasize the status of the company and promote a productive work of employees.

Clients will appreciate the unique interior reflecting company's style.

It provides efficient work and brings harmony to those who are in the office.

Office design can be various – with bright finishing, non-standard arrangement of furniture, use of posters and sculptures.

The main thing is to create a beautiful interior and a productive working atmosphere, organize office space efficiently and to promote the image of the company.

MODERN PLANNING OF OFFICE SPACES

Office design is developed based on the chosen planning option. There are different types of offices:
OPEN TYPE
Open type office is without obvious division into certain rooms, but with certain functional zones. It's the best choice for companies with the interconnected work of all departments and for the teamwork. This rea can be divided into zones by mobile partitions.
THE CLOSED (ROOM) TYPE
Such office design is most relevant to companies where it is important to provide isolation and concentration of employees, but not their communication. Offices can be designed for 1–2 or the bigger number of employees.
COMBINED (MIXED)
This office design combines features of the previous types. It involves organizing separate zones for each worker... and open space for communication, rest and group workshops.

OPTIONS OF USE OF OFFICE SPACE

When planning office space, the designer has to consider the interests of the management, employees and clients. All zones can be made in one style, but with specific features. It is undesirable to mix zones. The reception zone needs to have a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere reflecting the profile of the company and its corporate values. It is important to create a cozy waiting area for visitors. And an elegant conference hall will always be a plus for the company.

In the executive's office it is important to have enough space for meeting partners and clients. Partitions, panel glides, blinds, screens and other pieces of furniture are successfully used for dividing workplaces. It is good if office design project provides a place for emotional release with a pleasant decor and cozy cushioned furniture.

LIGHTING

Office design surely considers indoor lighting. It has to emphasize advantages of an interior and set the right tone. It is important to create a proper distribution of artificial light. It can be provided by desk lamps, floor lamps, suspended lamps and other devices. The multilevel system containing lamps of different intensity is usually used. Central lighting is practically not applied, giving way to local light sources. Bright light directed to a working place is used for working with documents.

Soft light which is achieved by combination of the ambient light and reflected light is necessary for workplaces at the computer desk. For lighting office furniture spot lights or concealed luminaires are successfully used. BASIS also develops recommendations for our clients on the optimal use of sunlight which affects efficiency and harmonizes the so-called «biological clock».

COLOURS IN OFFICE INTERIOR

The design of offices definitely means a search for harmonious color schemes capable of increasing working capacity and mood of people on a subconscious level. There are several basic rules:
1. PRIMARY COLOUR

As primary color it is best to use easy and neutral color with bright accents – corporate colors. Pastel tone forms a calm atmosphere, and colorful accents refresh the interior and help to avoid feeling of sadness and apathy.

2. OPTIMAL COLOURS

For small rooms the best choice is a light tone, visually expanding space, – shades of light green and blue.

3. COZY ATMOSPHERE

Shades of brown palette are suitable for creating a cozy atmosphere in spacious rooms.

4. WINDOW PLACEMENT

When choosing color, it is necessary to take window placement into account. If they face South, it is preferably to design the interior in cold tones and if they face – in warm.

5. DEEP SHADES

Depth of shades should be should be added the further you go from the entrance.

OFFICE FURNITURE

When designing office spaces special attention is always paid to furniture. When choosing pieces of furniture, the main requirements are usability, solid and reliable design, environmental friendliness and stylistic compatibility with other equipment. Obligatory elements of office furniture are tables, comfortable chairs, cozy corners in relax zones,

filling cabinets, cupboards for personal belongings and office supplies. It is convenient to use wheeled furniture. Transforming tables hiding wires are also a good decision. Chairs with rotation and moving functions and a possibility to adjust height and a tilt angle proved to be excellent. The optimal choice is modular cases with safety locks.

ACOUSTIC COMFORT IN THE OFFICE

Modern construction and finishing materials used in design of office rooms such as concrete, metal, glass, marble, ceramics reflect sounds but don't really absorb them. An acoustic situation in such rooms is rather uncomfortable. Modern office worker spends most time on individual work,

where concentration is essential. Noise is a significant distraction that draws attention away from those tasks. Generally, it takes 15 minutes for them to get back to work. Researches show that the distracting noise and a lack of privacy are the leading problems in modern buildings.

WHEN SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF ACOUSTIC COMFORT AND
DESIGNING WORKING SPACES WE APPLY MODERN SYSTEMS:

  • acoustic ceilings that absorb sound;
  • hinged acoustic panels;
  • floor coverings with noise protection;
  • sound-absorbing partitions between workplaces;
  • sound isolation of the engineering equipment (in particular, ventilation systems);
  • wall panels made of sound-absorbing materials;
  • sound-proof doors;
  • specialized sound-absorbing furniture.

INTEGRATING ACOUSTIC DECISIONS INTO OFFICE DESIGN

Today modern acoustic design is so diverse that it can be successfully integrated into any office style complementing it with its own esthetics.

The architect can use all possible color palette and textures - laminated and veneered surfaces, fabric, or perforation.

PLANTS IN THE OFFICE

Plants have a positive effect on people's health especially
if they are spending mos of
their time indoors.
Green plants absorb carbon dioxide
and remove chemicals from the air,
making it cleaner for humans to breathe.
Green color has a relaxing and calming effect in the office.
It also reduces stress
and boosts up creativity and productivity.
Flowers and plants in the office
unlike some artificial objects can be a good
complement to the architectural concept.

STYLES

The most demanded styles among our clients are:
01 MODERN

Modern style is a perfect mixture of elegance united with nature. Natural colors, soft lines, a set of decorative elements are used in this style.

02 MINIMALISM

Minimalism ha maximum of free space, light illumination, minimum of decorative elements and only the most necessary and practical furniture.

03 HI-TECH

Hi-tech is the embodiment of new technologies and comfort. Lack of decorative elements, use of modern furniture with glass surfaces, main and additional lighting are typical for this style.

04 LOFT

The loft is the style with emphasis on incompleteness and roughness of design.

DESIGN IDEAS

The best office style is a reflection of a company's corporate spirit. For example, bank or other commercial object can be designed in a conservative style, which would be completely inappropriate for an advertising agency. The created image has to correspond the company's profile, emphasize its success, cause trust and desire to cooperate. The ideas are not limited – it is possible to choose practically any design. Classical interiors look serious and impressive.

Modern, Art-deco, Empire are perfect styles for designing work places. They make a good impression and emphasize the high status of the company. If it is necessary to design the office without too much pomp and pretentiousness - loft, fusion, minimalism or hi-tech styles will be really appropriate. Design project is inseparably linked with architectural design which allows to create unique, practical, ergonomic and comfortable interiors.

OFFICE DESIGN

Office design in St. Petersburg made by BASIS means original ideas, professional design projects in various styles, understanding and satisfying customers' needs, reasonable prices and work within time frames. To achieve the best result, our designers consider many factors, including architectural features of the building, company's profile and purpose of certain rooms.

Ordering services from our company you get a professional office design in St. Petersburg. As our clients you receive not only functional and esthetic office design, but also a comfortable psychological climate for your employees and visitors, efficiently organized space and all conditions for successful development of the company.

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