“The word coworking won’t be a word in the future, it will probably just the way we work.” – Rahul Prakash at Hatch Today
At a time where people are opening up to the idea of sharing – may it be Uber/Grab, Podshare, or co-working spaces, the Clock-In by Ayala Land Offices could not have come at a better time. Just yesterday, the launch of Clock-In by Ayala Land Offices was held right in the heart of Makati City. Designed by Heim Interiors, this unique space can be found in the penthouse of Makati Stock Exchange.
Clock-In launch at the roof deck of Makati Stock Exchange
Why clock in?
According to Francis Roxas, Assistant VP & Head of Operations and Leasing of Ayala Land Offices, “There would be a time where employees would use a bundi clock to punch in at work. And likewise they would punch out every time they would come out of the office. Thus the term clock in & clock out. But that referred to the traditional 9-5 job. Today we can work anytime with a phone and a laptop. Clock in anytime and anywhere. Clock in is all about flexibility, collaboration, and efficiency. No need to maintain and stay in a certain office.”
In the middle of a bustling city, the right space is provided for inspired and passionate millennials who can effectively do their job without having to leech off Wi-fi from coffee shops the whole day. Start up companies & freelancers, who do not have access to their own office can find comfort in this coworking space. Since individuals there will be coming from different backgrounds, they can also have the chance to create a wider network for their business. Like minded individuals will be able to commune and work together for better opportunities.
When it comes to the design, the Heim Interiors team: IDr. Rossy Anne Yabut Rojales, piid, Arch. Johann Torres, and IDr, Sophia Manalese all made sure to design a space where they will reflect the heritage of the site.
The Makati Stock Exchange, which was designed by national artist Leandro Locsin, made use of repetition and natural materials which the designers took into consideration. Elements and inspiration of mid century style was incorporated with the furniture as well.
They used repetition which can be found in their fixtures, down to the tiles on the floor. They mostly used natural and simple materials: wood, metal, copper, and concrete flooring.
The grey three seater couch was custom made in Made by Heima. The terazzo table which complements wll with the other furniture is from Heima Store.
Upon entrance, you will see the waiting area and the reception which has a large wall of the world map behind which is in line with their concept “Clock-In”.
The conference room which can sit 12 people is a more formal area to lessen distraction. As you enter and walk through the hallway, you will immediately see cubicles of spaces perfect for private use.
The main area comprises of the pantry, a communal area and more office spaces that can fit to a total of about 105 individuals. According to Johann, the biggest challenge was to be able to maximize the small space to accommodate the # of capacity to be able to reach their financial target.
When asked: How were you able to balance work and being able to relax in the design?
The designers said: “There are areas with private rooms to have no distractions. There are spaces where you’ll be able to focus not get distracted. And if you need a break, there is a communal area where you can relax and even get the chance to collaborate with others.”
The communal area or more known as the break out area can be found right in the middle. The space provides an open floor plan to encourage more collaborations. If you’re inclined to a more private space, those are available here too!
The furniture used in the communal area was from Made by Heima. Custom furniture was done here in order to fit the furniture well into the design. A day bed with no backrest was used in order to have more chances for collaborations. The lighting used was warm white lighting which is not so typical for corporate office spaces. The designers played around with materials like wood, metal, and concrete. They took into mind need that theres a balance, play around with materials and effect is cozy at the same time productive.
It really is now time to provide the demands of the new generation. According to Francis Roxas, “For all you know, the people occupying the room next to yours can be your next client, supplier, or your new partner in business.”
Make the right decision for your next business venture now! You can get more information about Clock In here: www.ayalalandoffices.com.ph