Wantedly Office Office by Taiju Yamashita, Saeko Takahashi

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Wantedly Office

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Office

INSPIRATION:
The designer aimed at filling up the space with ambience of culture rather than simply decorating. Space where cannot be easily affected by the trend. Getting inspiration from various kinds of Arts and Culture that transcended time and generations. On the other hand, since the client was up and coming venture firm, new ideas and technologies were flexibly adapted.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This office was designed for Wantedly Inc., a Tokyo based social recruiting service cooperates with Facebook. The feature is a large informal space doubles up as an entrance to meet the client’s request; making the best use of grove of trees around the neighborhood, and creating open space to host events and workshops. The huge stairs installed in the middle of space plays an active role as seat during events, and it foster interaction and conversation between workers.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Eye catching entrance welcomes guests into the lobby area, which has been surrounded by multi-function meeting rooms. Glass doors and partitions divide the open floor so that beautiful nature view of the adjacent museum can be seen from wherever you seat. A blue Mondrian glass partition divides workspace from lobby area; besides its floor has been raised up in order to separate the space smoothly. Adopting Japanese custom to take off shoes in house, this area promotes put shoes off and work with relaxed atmosphere.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Shiroganedai, Tokyo. March to June 2015.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Entrance: marque light. Marble mosaic tile. Letter W took the first letter of company name. Meeting room: the parquet floor inspired by floor pattern of the Louvre museum. Glass partition: homage to Mondrian glass. Inspired by the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
1091 square meters.

TAGS:
Interior Design, Office,

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
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CHALLENGE:
The challenge was not to narrow the concept or theme in order to transcend interior design clichés. Planning and design became very challenging without particular theme, however, with very delicate balance of modern and vintage style, this office is perfectly fitting for its client.

ADDED DATE:
2015-09-29 05:12:19

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Taiju Yamashita, Saeko Takahashi, and Ryosuke Nakamura

IMAGE CREDITS:
Hiroshi Endo

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
DRAFT

PROFILE:
DRAFT Inc. is a Tokyo-based interior design firm founded by Taiju Yamashita in 2008. We specialize in the interior design of office, as well as restaurant and commercial space. We aim to create “cycle of happiness” by our design with everyone who visits the space because we believe good design delivers greater creativity and productivity to human and organization. No matter what type of projects, workspace and community, big and small, classic and modern, our focus is always on “how to design more effective space where foster creativity and promote corporate purpose, value, and vision with limited space and budget.” In 2013, DRAFT opened two new offices in Shanghai (China) and Cebu (Philippines). We have been serving the community by embracing the mixed idea of local culture and latest trends from Tokyo

NOMINATION DETAILS

Wantedly Office Office by Taiju Yamashita, Saeko Takahashi is a Nominee in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Wantedly Office Office by Taiju Yamashita, Saeko Takahashi is Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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