The Design Concept
Familiar with SpaceInvader following a 2013 design competition, Regatta Group approached the specialist interior design studio for a revolutionary, one-of-a-kind office that would represent and foster the group's individual brands and culture. This would, however, be no easy feat. SpaceInvader worked closely with each of the three brands to create a unique strategic space plan that would bring the brands together, while still reflecting their core values and image.
The design concept proposed an internal landscape with three distinct neighbourhoods – one for each brand – and a separate zone for the professional support services required to run a global HQ operation. To convert the 60,000 square-foot warehouse into a collaborative and open office space, the acoustic solution required thorough consideration and planning. Jason Oak, Senior Designer at SpaceInvader, approached Autex Acoustics UK for a premium and personalised acoustic solution.
Aware of the potential acoustic issues from the beginning of the project, Jason Oak meticulously planned the design concept to incorporate acoustic performance for a seamless result. Autex CubeTM, in contemporary colours Savoye and Flatiron, was installed in various locations throughout the office to assist and improve acoustic properties, whilst also providing visual and acoustic privacy. Cube was chosen due to its robustness and aesthetic properties.
Cube was used in the canteen area to improve the acoustic performance of the space and function as a design feature in the ‘rooflights’. The method of installing the Cube panel allowed SpaceInvader to have full freedom in their design approach, which was highly important as they required a fixed acoustic product with no visible fixings. Cube was also applied to timber walls/slats throughout the office for added acoustic and visual privacy.