sugawaradaisuke: aqua plannet headquarters / office in forest
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feb 25, 2013
sugawaradaisuke: aqua plannet headquarters / office in forest


‘aqua plannet headquarters / office in forest’ by sugawaradaisuke, matsuzaka, japan
image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc
all images courtesy of daisuke sugawara

 

 

 

japanese architect sugawaradaisuke has shared with us images of his recently completed ‘office in the forest’ in matsuzaka, a new headquarters for aqua plannet. the design plays with a void in a corrugated metal-clad box that carves a light-filled space like a contemporary cavern with various spheres of activity within. the light steel frame supports the massive canopy whose weight disappears when inside and no sense of depth is perceived, only the reflections of the exterior conditions on the various interior surfaces.

 

the open floor plan encourages its users to take advantage of its flexibility and the different views to the outside offered by the continuous horizontal glass fissure. formally independent white structures exist within the main area, filling the negative space until breaking away before reaching the apex of the ceiling. the interior is subject to the nature of the exterior, changing itself with the shifts in climate and light, mirrored in the dynamic interior lighting scheme that changes colors to match certain moods.

 

 


elevation with the ‘house’ void taken from the larger box
image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


wrapping glass wall
image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


(left) entry nook
(right) central closed courtyard services the conference and working areas
image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


entray conference room
image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


planted bamboo garden provides a green wall
image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


private white volumes within the main space
image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


entry to working area
image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


open floor plan allows flexibility in desk placement
image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


private office
image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


lit at night
image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 


bird’s eye view
image © takeshi nakasa / nacasa & partners inc

 

 

 


site plan

 

 


contextual diagram

 

 

project info:

 

 

project name: office in forest / aquaplannet headquarters building
location: matsuzaka city, mie pref
concept design: sugawaradaisuke
schematic design: sugawaradaisuke
design development: sugawaradaisuke + kitamuragumi corporation
construction: kitamuragumi corporation
principal use: office
structure: steel flame
site area: 1193.30 sqm
building area: 356.44sqm
floor area: 348.01 sqm
height: 3,900 mm
number of stories: 1

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