April 2020, SUMMARY
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POINT 0 MARUNOUCHI
point 0 marunouchi, planned by CRESNECT, platform for B to B
collaborative creations, opened this new co-working space. The
environmental design theme is “reformation of working style” and
the spatial design presents us a feeling of future office. The
co-working area has a lot of contents from each company joining
this project and they fuse various new technology and business
know-how. Users of the office can do experimental things in this
establishment as a laboratory. The article includes both Project
leader DAIKEN Industries and OKAMURA CORPORATION, two
leaders of this project.
Designer : Klein Dytham architecture
AG VENTURE LAB
photo / Nacasa & Partners
Being invested by JA, Japan Agricultural Cooperatives, this
project makes an innovation hub connecting start-up companies
and JA group companies. Based upon a theme of fusing
agriculture and technology, wood and plants are widely used
incorporating light and visual into backdrop effects. Also, there is
a place to promote open innovations. A hall is installed with
symbolic big tree-like bookshelves and carpet. Tatami mat room is
also available. Other communicative suctions and spaces in
various scales are ready for customers.
Designer : Field Four Design Office
Mitsui Fudosan opened a new innovation office for new business
development. To promote communications with both internal and
external partners, the office has a central lounge with comfortable
sofas, and other corners like living and dining room that makes
users feel at home. Full-wall monitor gives a futuristic feeling.
Walls and a kitchen counter are finished by plaster, so here you
feel comfortable in future by both hi-tech and craftsmanship.
Designer : I IN
Inspired.Lab is a project of making a collaboration work space as
a base for new business developments, packed with new
technology. Making the most of an over sixty-year-old building, the
interior was dynamically renovated, based upon fusion of old
technical capabilities and high technology, to inspire the users.
The entrance, lounge and common hallway are all unified. Private
rooms are all glazed to promote communication among the users.
The hallway is like a circulating walking path. Areas with indirect
lighting and light-emitting area are smoothly mixed to enhance the
beauty of the environment.
Designer : OKAMURA CORPORATION
parkERs, a design company that is composed of interior designer
and plant coordinator, opened their new office. Based upon a
concept of “work place where people experience future park”, the
office is so-called “bio-philic”, full of water, green, and light. “Indoor
park area” uses a pool and organic shaped long table for
communication, “Outdoor park area” has wood-chip covered floor
and a swing, and “Forest park area” offers working desk in a
forest. It is notable from a viewpoint of sustainable environment
that water from green wall fosters killifish and some wood parts
Designer : parkERs
SPECIAL REPORT／ART CHANGES THE WORK SPACE
OVER ALLs is an artist team based in Meguro, Tokyo. Advocating
that fabulous art piece usually operates in favor of companies, they
create “necessary art” for business. Their art works represent
corporate history and philosophy. Takato Akazawa, president of
OVER ALLs and Yuji Yamamoto, artist of the company talk about
why a corporate needs art.
SPECIAL REPORT／ART CHANGES THE WORK SPACE
MAKESHIFT × TOKYODEX
Art works in corporate offices enhance the level of attention. Art
pieces sometimes stimulate office workers’ creativity. Here are
two interviews to Ikue Nomura and Daniel Harris Rosen. Nomura
is an office relocation manager of Makeshift who uses art works
for the interior and Rosen is representative of art agent TokyoDex.
TERRACE MALL MATSUDO
This mall is located in Matsudo city, Chiba prefecture and it aims
to make a local base to take care of lives of users. The main mall
for shops is simply planed and the central part of the mall has a
big void, which makes an acknowledgment to shoppers. Chairs
are laid out for shoppers to make themselves at home. Furniture
and columns, as touchable surfaces, are mostly made of natural
materials to make people feel comfortable to stay longer.
Designer : SEMBA
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