nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers
 

nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers

the nara-based studio nLDK designed an office using almost nothing more, than just a bunch of plastic containers. because of the client’s plan to expand the business and move again to a larger office in a few of years, the architects were challenged to organize the space quickly, minimizing costs and waste material once the future moving happens.

nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers
green entrance
all images © nLDK

 

 

recyclable plastic containers, which serve as partitions, floors, furniture, and plant pots, are not covered by anything, except for lamination. using some very simple materials, such as tatami and particle board, nLDK managed to diversify the interior and make it more sophisticated. 

nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers
tatami on the containers

 

 

as well as different materials, a lot of greening is used in the office — palm trees, ficuses and other plants provide the sense of a habitable space, while the venue itself is raw with the original ceilings and floors kept. the venue is located in nagoya, aichi, japan, under the shinkansen line.

nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers
the greening provides the sense of a habitable space

 

nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers
the containers are only laminated

 

nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers
small conference rooms are created by container partitions

 

nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers
the containers are recyclable 

 

nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers
nLDK diversified the interior using simple materials

 

nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers
simple particle board furniture

 

nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers
the original ceilings and floors are kept

 

 

nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers
long desk under the high line

 

nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers
long kitchen under the high line

 

nLDK sets up an office under the shinkansen line using plastic containers
the venue is located under the sinkansen line

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

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