Sony Interactive Entertainment

For the brand new street level office of their PlayStation Group, Sony Interactive Entertainment wanted a unique, playful space where their staff of approximately 40 would feel at home testing and innovating new gaming and VR product.

Typically having to follow strict Sony international head office guidelines, a more innovative use of the space was granted for this office. With a small footprint of only 6,000 square feet, the space is narrow and 150 feet long, facing the street along one side, with 15-20 foot high exposed structure ceilings.

Sony SIE Toronto office kitchen with patterned wallpaper and colourful upholstery
“figure3 really understood us and our culture, and their team was deeply committed to design excellence. They listened, were great collaborators, and ultimately helped us achieve our goal in creating a unique workplace where employees are inspired to innovate. Our team sees our new space as the best place to work and play. What figure3 delivered was beyond our expectation.”
Ryan Hassan, GM & Sr. Director of North American Sales, Sony IE
Rotate Your Device Sony SIE Toronto office lobby, blue wall with Playstation logo

From the front door entrance, one can see down the entire length of the office. To make the entrance engaging, a curved wall was created to allow for recognizable visuals for guests.

PlayStation's iconic graphics, which are seen throughout the office, are featured here, as well as bold diagonal lines on the floor that break up the momentum of the long space. The corridor leads to private offices, phone rooms, and a living room complete with gaming consoles.

Rotate Your Device Sony SIE Toronto office. Workstations with red, blue, and yellow partitions next to large window wall

Work stations along the outer perimeter maximize access to daylight, with panels of PlayStation blue, red, green, and yellow that add variety. Cross-shaped pendant lights (also PlayStation icons) are hung from the 20-foot open ceiling.

Rotate Your Device Sony SIE Toronto office with glass wall, black metal, and industrial lighting

The A-framed house shape concept was concentrated on one side of the space in a very linear way, so it would maximize the contrast between the open ceiling and enclosed built areas. The A-frame house shape is made up of a square and triangle, prominent elements in PlayStation’s branding.

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