yoritaka hayashi architects: POOL inc.
yoritaka hayashi architects: POOL inc. yoritaka hayashi architects: POOL inc.
nov 15, 2011

yoritaka hayashi architects: POOL inc.

‘POOL inc.’ by yoritaka hayashi architects  all images courtesy yoritaka hayashi architects image © takumi ota

tokyo-based practice yoritaka hayashi architects has completed ‘POOL inc.’, a two-level office space for an advertising agency in japan. seeking to streamline the small and irregularly-shaped layout, the design softly defines a linear space through a series of transparent fixtures and furniture without creating a crowded atmosphere within the narrow office.  

benefitting from generous stretches of windows on both the main and loft level, the design is singularly finished in a shade of white to maximize the effect of natural daylighting. the entrance opens up to a communal meeting area which features a table constructed out of transparent acrylic. chosen for its thicker consistency than glass, acrylic panels are strung together to create a series of suspended shelving units along the back wall of the office.

interior view of meeting space image © takumi ota

view of loft level image © takumi ota

from above image © takumi ota

transparent shelving units image © takumi ota

acrylic table and chairs designed by yoritaka hayashi architects image © takumi ota

image © takumi ota

exploded axonometric

floor plan / lower level

floor plan / upper level

longitudinal section

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