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.

 

 

schemata architecture office: mr_design office 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.

 

 

schemata architecture office: mr_design office slide in use

 

schemata architecture office: mr_design office 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.

 

 

schemata architecture office: mr_design office meeting area with parabolic reflector overhead

 

schemata architecture office: mr_design office

 

 

schemata architecture office: mr_design office

view of the meeting area from the workspace

 

schemata architecture office: mr_design office hallway to the west

 

schemata architecture office: mr_design office waiting area the bench is made from four separate chairs with clear epoxy feet to give the illusion of floating

 

schemata architecture office: mr_design office work stations lined up against the window

 

schemata architecture office: mr_design office meeting area divided from the workspace by an island with a sink

 

schemata architecture office: mr_design office floor plan

 

schemata architecture office: mr_design office section

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

    bchoi
  • coool office space

    ahurey
  • SMART AND SUBTLE

    soapster
  • are they hiring?

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

    Pier Lalonde

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