The practicality of the space was the priority when it comes to designing this laboratory. However, it did not compromise the architectural value and aesthetics of the space. The irony of it was that, the practical aspects of this project provided unique design opportunities that made the space interesting and adds value to the users. For example, on certain walls, glass panels are used to facilitate the act of writing notes and thus capturing the fundamental essence of research and exploration. In terms of circulation, the space had to be spacious and allow a high level of traffic, akin to the flow of information that comes from within such research labs.
Photographs by Kelley Cheng