Little Red Ants Creative Studio
Little Red Ants is a creative studio known for churning out compelling videos for a multitude of clients. The nature of their work means they work round the clock, and their new office at CT Hub 2 at Lavender Street needs to be a sanctuary for eat, sleep and play, in addition to work.
The brief also called for a space that promotes communication as every project demands contributions from numerous staff members. As everyone has their little role and contribution to the big picture, they should have their own little space in this 'ants’ nest’.
It is all about working cohesively as a single body and creating a sense of bonding and belonging. To some extent it is anti hot-desking.
The result is an open-plan office space occupied by a single piece of furniture – a continuous figure of eight work desk that casually demarcates the worker’s space and the visitor’s space.
Subtle grouping of functions is achieved with lighting. The loops of hanging lights mark out the space for the writers and editors. As they work 24-7, alternate warm and white down lights are installed with dimmers allowing for the change of ambience to suit different needs
The single looping piece of furniture is poetic and is made possible through digital fabrication.
The meeting room can be opened up to be part of the overall space. It comes with a retractable table and transforms into a casting studio at the touch of a button.
The rendering and editing suite can be opened up to be part of the colony or closed off to create a sound proof environment. It is fitted with a cosy video lounge and hidden storage
All storage and functions form part of the central feature object in order to accentuate it. There are built-in iPad docking stations on the table and document racks hanging underneath it
Photo credits : Edward Hendricks