AB GAMES Kyiv Studio: A Contemporary Spin on Gaming Office Spaces
In the heart of Kyiv, Ukraine — famed for its cultural vibrancy — sits the AB GAMES Kyiv Studio, a brilliant fusion of playfulness and sophistication. Crafted by Bolshakova Interiors in 2020, this contemporary office space effortlessly captures the essence of AB Games’ innovative spirit, while offering employees a versatile environment designed for creativity, camaraderie, and comfort.
About AB GAMES Kyiv Studio
The Designer’s Vision
Initially, designers aimed to construct a dynamic space, ensuring workers could craft virtual worlds with utmost comfort. The mandate? Merge a contemporary, minimalist style with AB Games’ playful and creative essence.
While facing the prevailing challenge, the focus revolved around debunking youthful office design stereotypes. Instead, they aimed to introduce an aura of sophistication, maturity, and intense creativity.
In their quest for a unique atmosphere, Bolshakova Interiors turned to iconic legends and literary giants. Their goal? Shape the perfect office for the global game developer, AB Games.
Bringing the Concept to Life
Embracing flexibility, AB Games champions a fluid work environment. Consequently, architects dedicated a vast expanse of the 2,800 sq. m. (30,139 sq. ft.) to collaborative spaces. Notably, these included a canteen, library, bar, kitchen, broad terraces, and lounges. Seamlessly integrating with open-concept designs, they also incorporated secluded zones for uninterrupted work. Furthermore, an LED-lit red corridor distinctly marks the transition, epitomizing the balance between work and leisure.
Diversity defines the workspace. For instance, a small cinema offers entertainment, while an art library serves as a muse for those crafting virtual realms, music, or literature. Amid tasks, employees often unwind on plush sofas, sipping aromatic coffee. Highlighting the decor, yellow and blue furniture pieces contrast sharply with their surroundings, accentuated by spherical chandeliers.
Adjacent to workspaces, the ‘DoubleWin’ bar emerges as a favorite, enticing with freshly brewed morning coffee and evening cocktails. Moreover, complementing the gray and dark wood hues, lush greenery elevates the ambiance. Also, AB Games’ eco-conscious ethos resonates, evident in their dedicated waste recycling system.
Optimal productivity thrives here. Soft hues, state-of-the-art ventilation, and noise insulation harmonize, creating a conducive work environment. Given the screen time, ergonomic, dimmable light panels became essential. Additionally, inter-departmental communication gets a boost, thanks to strategically placed zones encouraging idea exchanges.
Lastly, an ever-updated monitor informs employees about ongoing events, keeping them in the loop as they step out of the elevator.
Photography by Andrey Avdeenko
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