LocationShibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Text description provided by the architects. The project is a renovation of two rooms of 50-year-old rein forced concrete apartment building for renting offices.
What is needed to a renting office in this times when anyone easily access to property information and have a comparative review, that is office space is available environment for a diversified work styles and business model.
Then, We planned a hypothetical ceiling that flexibly correspond to a borrower by turning vinyl cable that is usually intertwined complicatedly into a grid form with backing materials for construction of suspended ceiling, such as threaded rods and ceiling joints. The function necessary for a office space is storage to the ceiling, and let the floor free to tolerate any office environment and the things that it belong to there.
Furthermore, We put other new things carefully to adjust the contrast of the space for that the space acquires a specific characters of renovation.
The area that is usually invisible from a skeleton to a ceiling is given a resolution, and appears a kind of homogeneity. We handle the specific character as the open environment, which support the office space.
The space obtains "Ambiguous border / The various flow lines and contact point / A free layout" and create scenery like no one has ever seen.