wall arrangement for small group dining
tokyo based studio_01 (alex knezo and akinori hamada) recently won a competition (jury led by sou fujimoto) to design a studio apartment made for a single
resident and allows it to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. furniture-walls – walls that resemble bars (hence the name ‘barcode room’) -
move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses.
rooms can have a different customized layout that is depending on the combination of 12 types of components to make a single bar — the living bar, the kitchen bar,
the bedroom bar, …
additionally, when different furniture are unfolded or pulled out of the walls, windows through the space are created as both sides of the wall become
connected by large openings. by utilizing only a ceiling rail to guide movement and wheels below to allow it, this versatile system can be installed not only into new
studio apartments, but also in existing apartments as well. components within the walls can also be customized in terms of size and location as well as the size
of the walls themselves (to match a given setting). the bars could also be used in a range of communal spaces including offices, galleries, stores, restaurants, etc.
the barcode room was exhibited at TDW 2012 (tokyo designer’s week).
wall arrangement for movie night party
wall arrangement for a couple’s bedroom
wall arrangement for cooking
interior view from side window
interior view of open spaced floor seating
another kind of wall arrangement
interior view from bed
barcode room section
barcode room plan