The relocation of the bookkeeping agency empied a local in Nakaku, Nagoya, which was renewed to become a place for living and working.
The living space was designed to occupy the minimum possible area. In fact, the bookshelf is the main piece of furniture of this renovation. The shelves evolve as the wall goes by and become a table and then a bed. The latter has two functions and it serves as a working space when it’s not used for sleeping. The curved layers make the whole more unified since only one object is used. Also, the curves create a harmonious space suitable for work and everyday life.
«Svoyo mneniye»* brand agency is a small highly specialized agency engaged mainly in package designing. Despite the modest company size its portfolio has a lot of world famous clients.
The agency had a wish to obtain an «unusual and creative space», separately discussed were areas for placement of a large number of exhibition samples. Thus the office room size was quite small — only 450 sq.m., however the premises had many interesting features: once there was a plant located in this building so it had very high ceilings, brick walls and huge window apertures.
Taking as its starting point an area of about 500 sqm situated on the 9th floor of an office building in Lisbon, built in 1970 and originally designed for Philips headquarters by architect Fernando Silva, the intervention aimed to install the portuguese branch of advertising agency TBWA.
The architect’s office heri & salli from Vienna designed in Burgenland/Austria on behalf of the façade design company “FOB-face of buildings” a new office building made of wood.
Though normally a place dedicated to “work”, from the beginning the concept of quality of life and leisure culture took a mayor part in the planning. The traditional aspect of “going to work” therefore has received minor consideration.
Exhibition Kotaro Horiuchi 2014 “Fusionner 1.0 + 2.0” From the 20th to the 30th of March 2014, DSA – Design Space Association – with the cooperation of the Gallery White Cube, presented the exhibition of Kotaro Horiuchi’s project: “Fusionner 1.0 + 2.0”. The exhibition took place at KHA – Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture – located in Marunouchi, Nagoya city, Aichi district in Japan. With the 24th, 25th, 26th of March closed, we welcomed around 730 people during a session of 8 days. Thank you. Out of those sessions, it is possible de see permanent exhibit in saloon, lounge, meeting space and working area in the office.
The architectural idea of the building is derived from an inside-out perspective, where the social qualities of the building are a dominant driver for the design: Often in tall buildings, the sense of community amongst the occupants is challenged by the fact that you hardly ever meet your neighbours, except coming and going via the lobby and at the lifts.
KOIL (Kashiwa-no-ha Open Innovation Lab) is an innovation center intended to support start-ups of entrepreneurs, promote enterprise developments and stimulate economic activities in Japan. It is a place like a platform where companies and individuals work together beyond a traditional framework and fuse ideas, skills and know-how to produce innovative products and services, which is facilitated and realized by the system with investors’ supports.
Sited in southeast corner of Yuefeng Island Eco-farm alongside the Yang Cheng Lake, Kunshan，the visitor center consists of a multi-functional activity space, a pet dorm, and a preserved house used as office. Our design task is to explore how architecture should be integrated into such a context, to create a new and unique place, however harmonize with nature.
Vestas’ new development centre in Aarhus is designed to concentrate the company’s development facilities under one roof. The development centre will contain office facilities for 500 staff members, as well as a showroom and large and small laboratories and test facilities. It has been designed in the form of a triangular building with glass facades, with clear and tinted glass in the closed panes. Adjacent to each horizontal bar are deep profiles which create dynamics and movement in the facade.
Located in the north of Mexico City, these offices were conceptualized as a central glass patio that wraps a command element, created by natural wood brackets that surround the curved glass containing the office public uses. This item works as a focal point, as seen from any point and relates each of the parts of the office.
The lighting becomes an ornamental and dominant element. Merged with wood and glass, reflects a modern elegant and natural environment in all its rooms.