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Little Red Ants Singapore

Creative Studio on Lavender Street, Southeast Asia – design by PRODUCE WORKSHOP

28 Mar 2016

Little Red Ants, Singapore Creative Studio


Location: CT Hub 2, Lavender St, Singapore

The Little Red Ants Singapore

Looping the Creative Studio

Little Red Ants is a creative studio known for churning out compelling videos for a multitude of clients. The nature of their work means they work round the clock, and their new office at CT Hub 2 at Lavender Street needs to be a sanctuary for eat, sleep and play, in addition to work.

Photos : Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography

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The brief also called for a space that promotes communication as every project demands contributions from numerous staff members. As everyone has their little role and contribution to the big picture, they should have their own little space in this ‘ants’ nest’. It is all about working cohesively as a single body and creating a sense of bonding and belonging. To some extent it is antihot-desking.

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The result is an open-plan office space occupied by a single piece of furniture – a continuous figure-of-eight work desk that casually demarcates the worker’s space and the visitor’s space.

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It was designed to flow with their work cycle (from writers to editors) and to mirror the way they
work (from work to rest, eat and play). The work desk serves as an organisational structure that
absorbs and appropriates all storage and functions into its own form. The table bends up to cover
the editing suite, full bathroom, server room, meeting-cum-casting room and pantry – forming a
elevated platform – before bending down and looping back to the work stations. This single
connecting structure also presented the possibility of concealing all cabling within it. The desk is one
long looped cable train, and the cables are planned and laid concurrently during assembly on site.

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Naturally the single biggest challenge in this project is the fabrication of this central feature, which is
an object that most carpenters will reject. The designers were able to use the company’s
prototyping capability to test out possible solutions. To create the sinuous form, the internal curved
supporting ribs and table top of the desk were cut using the CNC machine at the PRODUCE
WORKSHOP. The finishing maple veneered ply sheets were scored with regular shallow cuts
allowing it to bend over the curved structure forming a seamless joint between surfaces. This means
that the carpenters need only to fit the customised cut pieces together using modular timber

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Digital fabrication is the hero to realising the vision of this project.
The single looping piece of furniture is poetic and is made possible through digital fabrication.

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Subtle grouping of functions is achieved with lighting. The loops of hanging lights mark out the
space for the writers and editors. As they work 24-7, alternate warm and white down lights are
installed with dimmers allowing for the change of ambience to suit different needs.
The meeting room can be opened up to be part of the overall space. It comes with a retractable
table and transforms into a casting studio at the touch of a button.

Little Red Ants Singapore

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The rendering and editing suite can be opened up to be part of the colony or closed off to create a
sound proof environment. It is fitted with a cosy video lounge and hidden storage.

All storage and functions form part of the central feature object in order to accentuate it. There are
built-in iPad docking stations on the table and document racks hanging underneath it.

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The Little Red Ants Singapore – Building Information

The Little Red Ants: Project Credits

CLIENT: Little Red Ants Creative Studio
LOCATION: CT Hub 2, 114 Lavender Street, #11-80, Singapore 338729

PROJECT LEAD: PRODUCE WORKSHOP (Not registered as an architecture firm in Singapore)
OTHER PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS: LOH Jian Hao, Jay; Don YAP; Stanley TAN; FU Yingzi; CHUA Hong Zhi; Chantal TAN; TEO Xiao Wei

• Civil and Structural Engineer: C2E Consultants
• Carpenters: Teck Lee Carpenters
• Metal Works: Wah Chye Engineering Work
• Acoustic Consultant and Supply of Acoustic Panels: Sound Materials Pte Ltd
• Operable Acoustic Doors: Dorma Far East Pte. Ltd
• Fabric Ducting: THE LGM Group Pte Ltd
• Photography: Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography (COPYRIGHT OF IMAGES: PRODUCE WORKSHOP)

• Steel Structural Supports – custom-made by Wah Chye Engineering Work
• Looping Desk – plywood construction with maple veneered plywood finish; custom-made by PRODUCE WORKSHOP and Teck Lee Carpenters
• Retractable Table to Ceiling – custom-made by PRODUCE WORKSHOP
• Rotating TV console and Cabinet – custom-made by PRODUCE WORKSHOP
• Custom Steel Loop Lighting – custom-made by Wah Chye Engineering Work; light fittings from Lightcraft

INTERIOR FINISHES (Floor, Wall, Ceiling, Soft Furnishing, etc):
• Looping Desk – maple veneered plywood
• Tiled Bathroom – homogenous tiles from Hafary
• Internal Flooring – vinyl flooring by Evorich and Armstrong
• White emulsion paint to walls, columns and ceiling
• Cabinets – laminate from Lamitak

• Sofa in Sound Room – custom-made by MacTrim International Pte Ltd
• Work Chairs – Very Task Chairs and Zody Stool Chair sourced from Haworth Singapore Pte Ltd

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The Little Red Ants in Singapore images / information from PRODUCE WORKSHOP

Address: Little Red Ants Creative Studio Pte. Ltd., ct hub 2, 114 Lavender Street, #11-80, Singapore 338729
Phone: +65 6345 7202

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