We used the same baffle design element in the common pantry, creating a cohesive design language throughout the space. A warm-toned palette has been adopted in our approach to furnishings, together with various wood textures and biophilic elements. More than a transitional space for users to pass through, the Capricorn’s front-of-house has been revamped as a setting to connect, linger and rejuvenate.
Built in 2002 to support office and R&D activities from chemicals, life sciences to software development and IT companies, The Capricorn is situated in Singapore Science Park 2, one of Asia’s most prestigious addresses for R&D and technology development. As its developer, CapitaLand collaborated with ID21 to revitalise The Capricorn’s front-of-house areas and exterior facade to one that is representative of its status as a hub for cutting-edge research and innovation. We determined a new floorplate through the use of dramatic floor and ceiling finishes, creating a seamless transition as the user navigates from the driveway area to the internal courtyard.
The undulating design of the curved baffle ceiling draws the eye upwards, allowing the long and narrow corridor to look open and spacious. We employed the use of leading-edge lighting technology to seamlessly illuminate the ceiling from the back of the connecting corridor to the external driveway area, eliminating the use of downlights. Stainless steel mirrors on either side of the connecting corridor possess both aesthetic and practical functions, by creating the illusion of limitless space, as well as subtly concealing the air-conditioning vents.