schemata architecture office: mr_design office schemata architecture office: mr_design office
jan 13, 2011

schemata architecture office: mr_design office

‘mr_design office’ by schemata architecture office in tokyo, japan all images courtesy schemata architecture office photographer: takumi ota

 

 

‘mr_design office’ by japanese studio schemata is a 190 m2 office for 5 people in tokyo. with the intention of keeping the space open while still maintaining a level of privacy and warmth, the project incorporates noninvasive design elements with playful components.

 

 

mirrored south wall with a built in tube slide

 

 

in order to avoid separating the single room into a number of smaller rooms, the design purposely lacks complete partitions and dividers. a meeting area on the south end of the rectangular layout is flanked on one side by a mirrored surface to lengthen the space. the partial-height wall unit which houses the washroom and storage space features a built-in tube slide for the employees.

 

 

slide in use

 

view towards the outdoor terrace

 

to provide a level of privacy, the conference table is placed under a parabolic reflector with a 3.4m diameter. in addition to funneling light, the suspended fixture collects and directs sounds to the meeting area.

in order to have a subtle presence, the overhead lights are constructed from spiral tubes cut in half to mimic the aesthetics of the ceiling ducts.

 

 

meeting area with parabolic reflector overhead

 

 

 

view of the meeting area from the workspace

 

hallway to the west

 

waiting area the bench is made from four separate chairs with clear epoxy feet to give the illusion of floating

 

work stations lined up against the window

 

meeting area divided from the workspace by an island with a sink

 

floor plan

 

section

  • I love this!!! Architecture and fun always marry and this is a great example!
    I want this at home too!

    Pier Lalonde says:
  • are they hiring?

    kss says:
  • SMART AND SUBTLE

    soapster says:
  • coool office space

    ahurey says:
  • seriously, are they hiring? I promise not to spend my whole day going down the slide!1

    bchoi says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

architecture news