barcode room by studio 01 alex knezo and akinori hamada
barcode room by studio 01 alex knezo and akinori hamada barcode room by studio 01 alex knezo and akinori hamada
dec 13, 2012

barcode room by studio 01 alex knezo and akinori hamada

wall arrangement for small group dining



tokyo based studio_01 (alex knezo and akinori hamada) recently won a competition (jury led by sou fujimoto) to design a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows it to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. furniture-walls – walls that resemble bars (hence the name ‘barcode room’) –move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses.rooms can have a different customized layout that is depending on the combination of 12 types of components to make a single bar — the living bar, the kitchen bar, the bedroom bar, … additionally, when different furniture are unfolded or pulled out of the walls, windows through the space are created as both sides of the wall become connected by large openings. by utilizing only a ceiling rail to guide movement and wheels below to allow it, this versatile system can be installed not only into new studio apartments, but also in existing apartments as well. components within the walls can also be customized in terms of size and location as well as the size of the walls themselves (to match a given setting). the bars could also be used in a range of communal spaces including offices, galleries, stores, restaurants, etc.the barcode room was exhibited at TDW 2012 (tokyo designer’s week).


wall arrangement for movie night party





wall arrangement for a couple’s bedroom



wall arrangement for cooking



interior view from side window



interior view of open spaced floor seating


another kind of wall arrangement



interior view from bed





barcode room section


barcode room plan



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  • There is no thought given here to how the grain in the different pieces of plywood work in relationship to each other
    The result is a conflict between what the space and spaces are and the intense business of the grain of the plywood. One cancels out the other as neither is dominant.

    Paedra says:

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