Office with Laboratory
Since the staff of the company do the several roles of work at once, I think it is better for them to use each work space sequently. The site is flag-shaped and surrounded by tall buildings. It is just like a hideaway since it is located in the place non-visible from roads. I designed how they can feel connected to nature in the roof garden.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
An office for the medical-related venture company. It has an office, a laboratory, a manufacture plant and a reception room. Since each working staff has many different roles at once, such as a researcher, a developer, a sales representative, and so on, each working space needs to be connected by split-levels from the centered atrium. They can also feel connected to nature in the roof garden. The guests may feel atmosphere of the company overall by placing the reception room on the top floor.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Working spaces are connected by split-levels from the centered atrium, and staff can use those spaces sequently.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in April 2013 in Tokyo and completed in December 2014. It is in Kunitachi City, suburbs of Tokyo.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
We chose the organic materials such as wood, stucco agressively because most Japanese laboratory is covered with inorganic materials and staff feel nervous.
Since his building is built by external insulation method and low-E glass, they can always make an experiment in constant conditions.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
15.4m x 15m Hight 9.67m
Laboratory, Venture company, Sequence, Natural materials, Office
New style of small office and laboratory. In the past, most of the laboratory is very closed and visitor can not see anything how they always study. But in this case they may feel atmosphere of the company overall by placing the reception room on the top floor.
Studied how to connect each space sequently such a small land
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Architect: Kayo Kinase and Structure Design: Haruo Ichinose
All photo: Photographer Toshihiro Sobajima