Group 21, located in Sandown Village, approached Deter Architects in 2017 to imagine a revived design for their 2nd floor common room.
The design involved extending the existing common room to create an outside terrace framed by a concrete and glass portal. The design aims to promote a social space for the people working at Group 21 by creating various niches of both communal (social) as well as private breakaway spaces. A high bar counter serves to separate the inside space from the outside balcony as well as to create an informal conversational threshold. The materiality of the common room is reminiscent of the original space and furniture, but now with a modern feel and open air atmosphere.