Our name originates from daoism. Intrigued by bringing back ancient daoist values in the modern world, DAO seeks to understand how we can wield interior architecture as a tool to create the environment that allows people to slip into a flow state, also known as “wu wei” in daoism. Our fundamental belief is that the flow state is where we find the best versions of ourselves, thereby unlocking human potential.
Coworking Space Origins
What sets us apart is our origins in the coworking space industry. We experience, first hand, the long term effects of interior architecture - which design features we appreciate over time; and which design features quickly lose novelty value and start to become annoying. As most interior architecture firms are overly focused on aesthetics, DAO seeks to find the balance between aesthetics and functionality.
As coworking space operators, we have a deep understanding of the return on investment our clients seek for renovation projects. Whether it is enhancing productivity or collaboration, deploying capital expenditure into renovations must have strong returns.