We recently set out to conceptualise a new genre of shared offices with the visionaries at Banyan Workspace, a boutique work and event space in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. The unit’s existing mezzanine and beams posed a structurally complex puzzle involving steelwork modifications, circulation solutions, and significant edits to layout efficiency.
The result is a pleasing, lush space that combines raw and modern elements with traditionally crafted materials—it is a work environment that is both relaxed and refined.
Banyan features a double height library and atrium, a bespoke desk chair and textile design, enchanting seating areas, and intimate, niche-embedded desk spaces, as well as a centrepiece planter and desk with a spectacular view of the harbour.
A comprehensive narrative, branding and interiors project, Banyan is an environment that truly changes the nature of work.
An unusual entry point, putting you instantly *under* the roots of the system, as though in the soil -- with nutrients being draw up into the network of branches, contributing to the life force of the atmosphere.
The wall material is eucalyptus wood, treated with heat rather than chemical stain. Eucalyptus is considered a sustainable wood, growing up to 30 times more volume per year than your average hardwood. It is also dense, rot- and decay- resistant with a high oil content that naturally repels insects.
From branding, story-telling to interior architecture, this beautifully crafted space was designed to truly change the nature of work.
The honed travertine is a visual cue to a beautiful rockface, while shadows of foliage dance on the ceiling above.
This long desk wraps the planter with greenery, specifically selected to filter the indoor air.
The sconces are made from demolition waste concrete and produced locally.
A quaint breakout area overseeing Hong Kong's outer harbour.
The perfect spot to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee while allowing a rare yet all-embracing sense of calmness and composure wash over us.
Double-height event space with a unique little balcony for Friday night cocktails !