ALTS design office reshapes warehouse into multipurpose office space in japan ALTS design office reshapes warehouse into multipurpose office space in japan
aug 22, 2016

ALTS design office reshapes warehouse into multipurpose office space in japan

 

japanese architecture practice ALTS design office has transformed a warehouse into a multipurpose office space called ‘omihihachiman’ that is open and can generate different types of interactions. the client was looking for a working area where group work was encouraged, as well as conversations and meetings. under this premises, the studio decided to design the program as if it was a miniature garden inside the warehouse, organizing everything around a central focal point that contains a tree.

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the program is arranged around a central area with a tree

 

 

 

four kinds of house-shaped booths were placed by ALTS design office along the central area, resulting in a space that gathers the community. the overall feeling is that of being in a city in spite of being indoors. in order to create a unique view, each structure was designed with different size, shape, and color, depending on their use. the aim of the space is to create a calm atmosphere that invites people to work and communicate with others.

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four gabled-structures were added

alts design office transforms warehouse into workspace japan designboom
inside, the workspace aims to give a city-like feeling

alts design office transforms warehouse into workspace japan designboom
the different house structures serve diverse purposes

alts design office transforms warehouse into workspace japan designboom
the space generates interactions between its visitors

alts design office transforms warehouse into workspace japan designboom
the entrance door also has the house shape

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view from the outside

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floor plan

 

 

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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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