general design's NH office building represents the image of the subculture clothing line general design's NH office building represents the image of the subculture clothing line
jul 05, 2012

general design's NH office building represents the image of the subculture clothing line

‘NH office’ by general design co ltd, tokyo, japan
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all images courtesy of general design co ltd

japanese practice general design co ltd have finished a new headquarters for apparel brand ‘neighborhood’ in the shibuya district of tokyo.
the ‘NH office’, made to represent the underground image of the subculture clothing line, features a variety of exposed raw materials giving it a similar
industrial feel. the work spaces, organized around a centrally located light well, are cased within a reinforced concrete construction.
slender bands of black-painted steel members form the structure to generate the airy internal spaces, providing a more connected
floor plan to encourage open communication amongst the employees.

the two basement levels include a garage and presentation rooms, lit through a combination of artificial and filtered natural daylight to
adequately illuminate the subterranean environment. interior partitions stand as basic plywood panels, allowing their own natural
grain to provide a soft contrast to their hard surroundings.


entrance from exterior
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left: entrance vestibule from the main floor
right: entrance vestibule from 2nd level

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interior light well
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ground level central space
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upper levels
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interior steel stair case
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stairwell to basement
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basement
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basement
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project info:

architect: shin ohori / general design
location: shibuya, tokyo
structural system: reinforced concrete
site area: 402.17 m2
built area: 236.98 m2
total floor area: 992.31 m2

  • Great exterior colour.
    Will be nice to see the spaces with the products in place.

    DADAP says:

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