Array
Arts & Culture

This Fun, Modern Industrial Office Will Inspire You

Graphic, playful accents in a modern industrial interior make this ad office in a midcentury building a cool place hang out in. Plus, its pantry looks like a restaurant!

Shares
Original Article: Bubbles Salvador Photography: Hans Fausto Styling: Tala Singson assisted by Kamila Garcia

When advertising production house ManilaMan was established, it had only four people—its founders—in a 12sqm office space. When the team grew to 12, they eventually moved into a 65sqm playground. But further expansion and the need for extra room for client meetings and freelance suppliers required more space. Good thing an office freed up at Pacific Office Machines Building along EDSA near Greenhills, one of the oldest, mid-century, Brutalist-style buildings in the area.

According to managing director Miguel Gutierrez, they felt lucky to have stumbled upon this 250-sqm open-layout space. “Suwerte kami when we got here. Everything was fixed, [even if] outside, luma na yung building,” says Miguel. The previous tenant left after less than a year, so the walls and flooring, among others, were practically new. “The layout has always been like this, with a glass partition for the boardroom,” Miguel adds. All the staff had to do was clean up and bring in their work desks.

“The main focus of the office design is the experience of everyone—not just the clients, but also the employees, and even the suppliers when they come here. That’s…what really brings the projects to us,” Miguel explains. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

Amoy Kulob at Mabaho? Here Are Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

Because a beautiful house needs to smell good, too

Those School Buildings We Grew Up With Are Called Gabaldons

The President recently signed a law that mandates their conservation

These Are The Reasons Why You Have a Messy Home

Manage the clutter in your house with these tips from an interior designer

Which One is Best for Your Home: A Diffuser or A Humidifier?

Here is a quick guide between a diffuser and humidifier to help you decide which one is better for your space

How to Avoid Bad Luck in the Year of the Pig

They say you shouldn't wear black or white on Chinese New Year. Are you familiar with such taboos?

12 Decluttering Tips We Can Learn from Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

Achieving a clean, organized, and welcoming home can be easy

How Often Should You Wash Your Pillows?

Heads-up: The pillows we use are filled with germs and bacteria!

How to Survive If You Only Have One Bathroom at Home

Here's how you can make the small, shared space clean and functional

A Tiny 21sqm Studio Unit Undergoes A Needed Makeover

Interior designer Kat Villanueva-Lopez worked with clever storage solutions, multifunctional furniture, and sleek finishes to turn the cluttered space into a haven for a family of three

Done with KonMari? Here's Where You Can Donate Old Clothes and More

Make someone else happy by donating your pre-loved items!

7 Ways to Use Hooks Around the House

From organizing the kitchen to displaying your favorite plants, your pack of hooks can go a long way!

How to Correctly Clean Kitchen Counterops and Other Surfaces Your Child Touches

Your kitchen countertop is one of the dirtiest surfaces at home
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!