An expanded space in a distinctly 'non-green' building was the unlikely starting point for the LEED Gold-certified revitalisation of M Moser's office in Kuala Lumpur
Creating a bigger, better office was the relatively easy part of M Moser Kuala Lumpur's recent expansion and redesign. The true challenge was making it sustainable - specifically, designing for LEED Gold certification within the distinctly non-green envelope of a 1970s-era building in a city with minimal public transportation.
The project began with a decision to expand the existing office into the recently vacated "mirror image" space next door. With the floor area doubled to 4,000 sq-ft, designers were presented with a virtual blank canvas of possibilities for improving their work environment - with some being more obvious than others.
"Most of the basic needs we wanted to address in our new space had all emerged from the fact that we'd outgrown the old one, physically and in terms of capability," says Adrian Symons, Head of Office, M Moser Kuala Lumpur. "We seized on the expanded space as a means to reshape our environment to support how we work now."