Oktra designed a statement office space for Facepunch Studios that incorporates gaming and social areas, bio-friendly design elements, and bar stations while maintaining the brand identity with sleek finishes and vibrant branding. Oktra designed the Facepunch Studios office to honor a strong brand identity throughout the space in Birmingham, England.
Independent game developer Facepunch Studios wanted to move to a more accessible location and chose to move into a prime office building at 103 Colmore Row in central Birmingham. They were looking to create a statement office that would serve as a base for all staff, as well as allow the public to visit the space to explore memorabilia and merchandise. This unique office space is designed with a variety of working, gaming and social spaces, giving Facepunch a unique environment to bring staff and visitors into the office.
To provide a memorable experience for all users of the space, Facepunch envisioned destination offices that offer workplace amenities unique to the organization. A dedicated gaming area will allow staff to play his Facepunch titles, providing a space to relax and socialize while promoting brand interaction. LAN gaming benches and large AV screens in breakout areas offer split-screen technology and spectator viewing possibilities to help promote collaborative gaming activities.
Another distinguishing feature of this space is an arcade tunnel designed with infinity mirrors and blue LED lighting lining the tunnel. The arcade is located in a reception area separate from his main workspace, making the space available to the general public and providing an immersive gaming experience for studio visitors and users.
Most of the floorplate is devoted to social spaces, with a breakout area in the middle of the office. A striking tiled curved bar station forms the core of the breakout area and is the focal point of the office space, a social gathering supported by a multifunctional kitchen and a large congregational area with a variety of seating. provides a statement environment for The space is designed with an atmosphere of luxury hospitality, providing businesses with additional hosting and entertainment opportunities while fostering connection among employees.
Most of the office is devoted to social spaces, while the other half of the floorplate is designed for quiet work, with cell phone offices, wooden-framed individual call pods, and tall booths. It has been. Within the open plan is a custom curved desk that reveals trees and plants to create a canopy of greenery above. This bio-friendly environment provides staff with a unique environment that promotes wellness and peace in the workplace.
Detached and dedicated wellbeing corners are designed to keep staff away from their work environment, with organically shaped tiers, soft lighting and tall vegetation providing privacy. Additional sheltered spaces include a soft seating area outside the floorboards to maximize natural light, and a built-in barbershop designed with wood joinery and warm tones to promote relaxation. increase. These spaces are designed to help staff take care of their personal health within the workplace and promote a healthier working environment.
innovation in the workplace
In addition to a mix of sociable and quiet workspaces, the Facepunch office includes a VR room that gives staff the chance to experiment with new technologies, and a bespoke audio product ultimately named after the project. It includes various other facilities such as a recording booth design with . These innovative spaces offer alternative opportunities for creativity, enrich the work experience, inspire people to come to the office and take advantage of spaces they may not find when working remotely, and to as a hub of creativity that inspires and motivates your staff.
Facepunch Studios’ unique design brings the Facepunch brand to life in your workspace. The reception area has a large hanging lighted logo that can be seen from the ground, and the curvilinear red ribbon running throughout the office represents the free-flowing creativity of game developers, seamlessly connecting different spaces. It acts as a guide for . This is complemented by a combination of custom flexible LED light tubes and a variety of other custom mounting hardware and joinery to create a small scale and unique experience throughout the office.
Across the office space, sleek black finishes and vibrant branding juxtapose with natural wood, warm lighting, neutral tones and rich velvet finishes to create functional workstations that work in harmony and exemplary amenities to create a luxurious, sophisticated and unique workplace. Diverse needs of the Facepunch team.