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.



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.



slide in use


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.



meeting area with parabolic reflector overhead




view of the meeting area from the workspace


hallway to the west


waiting area the bench is made from four separate chairs with clear epoxy feet to give the illusion of floating


work stations lined up against the window


meeting area divided from the workspace by an island with a sink


floor plan



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

    Pier Lalonde says:
  • are they hiring?

    kss says:

    soapster says:
  • coool office space

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

    bchoi says:

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