In 2019, Lamex introduced Longhouse, the Iban tribe long house dwelling re-imagined for our workplace. It is designed to activate “Neighbourhood Community” for the development of our workplaces, which quickly becomes a success in the industry and the favourite office furniture solution among customers. In 2020, we reveal the sibling of Longhouse – inspired by a truly enchanting place from our childhood – we now indeed have a Treehouse! Treehouse is designed to form hexagonal workspaces to create work community for 2 to 200 people.
Tree house is one of the fondest childhood memories for many people. We climbed trees near our houses, with our siblings – a magical place of our own creation, here we learnt from one another to strategically use our limbs, spun stories amusing ourselves and consoled one another, grafting unbreakable bonds throughout the years to come.
Owing to its honeycomb formation, Treehouse ensures everyone is working within the core of the community, and no one exists as an outlier. Everyone is valuable and has a voice.
Treehouse uses the same round post from Longhouse, branching 3 ways, forming hexagonal workspaces that grow and multiply from 6 facets, creating an organic honeycomb of work cluster for as few as 2 persons to 200 strong work communities.
A small 5 person team, or work clan, enjoys a dedicated social central in the heart of their collective space, quickly and easily shift from concentrative work to collaboration or sharing and learning – by simply turning around. Treehouse, through designed intervention, makes the task of fostering community engagement and encouraging knowledge sharing all the easier.
A hexagonal footprint, Treehouse also ensures no one will ever be sentenced – for his or her entire work life – to face the same person and everyone gets sheltered from behind. Gone will be our fear of someone sneezing into our face and our perpetual unease of not knowing if someone is behind us, snooping or otherwise. Small consideration, large impact on our mind.
Treehouse features planters at eye level and above, and green topiaries soaring above our head – cascading our work area with greenery everywhere. Treehouse creates a nature-like environment that is instantly calming and a little bit enchanting. It’s also a lot quieter here. Above us are large round acoustic canopies absorbing our loud voices as it travels, floating in spendor above, as nature may have intended.
In our own workspace, what we need is equipped simply and flexibly. Worksurface is cantilevered from 2 heights, so it’s entirely our choice to work seated or sometimes standing. Or perhaps retrofit a futon-style sofa or a small book shelf, adding a comforting familiar touch to a space of our own creation.