Month: July 2019

Pasona Tokyo Headquarters

Pasona Tokyo Headquarters

Corporate Office Tokyo Japan Located in downtown Tokyo, Pasona HQ is a nine story high, 215,000 square foot corporate office building for a Japanese recruitment company, Pasona Group. It is a major renovation project consisting of a double skinned green facade, offices, an auditorium, cafeterias, a rooftop garden and most notably, urban farming facilities integrated […]

Valli & Valli

Valli & Valli

Showroom New York USA The Showroom is a 2000 square foot street front space located in The Upper East Side in Manhattan. The project started in 2008 with a half million dollar budget to design a high end showroom for the Italian architectural hardware company Valli & Valli. Subsequently, the global financial crisis occurred right […]

Pasona Urban Farm

Pasona Urban Farm

Pasona Group Tokyo, Japan Located in downtown Tokyo, Pasona HQ is a nine story high, 215,000 square foot corporate office building for a Japanese recruitment company, Pasona Group. It is a major renovation project consisting of a double skinned green facade, offices, an auditorium, cafeterias, a rooftop garden and most notably, urban farming facilities integrated […]

Mitani

Mitani

Trade Exhibition New York USA A 20′ x 20′ x20′ cube of temporary exhibition booth was designed for the Japanese eye glasses company Mitani, to showcase their latest collections of titanium framed glasses. Using white canvas fabric stretched over aluminum speed rails, the entire structure was extremely fast to erect with a total material cost […]

Poltrona Frau

Poltrona Frau

Showroom Trentino Italy Seven showroom spaces of various sizes were designed throughout Italy as part of a corporate identity rebranding of the Italian leather furniture company, Poltrona Frau. The common theme throughout the seven spaces is a grid of hot-rolled dark steel panel walls and grey concrete or stone finished floors.  These two elements set […]

Pasona Group Headquarters

Pasona Group Headquarters

Corporate Office Tokyo Japan The leasing span of commercial real estate in downtown Tokyo has recently been trending deeper, in excess of 20 meters (66 feet) to provide a larger single floor plate, often in the expense of prohibiting natural light further into the space. To solve this structural challenge, the plan of Shinmaru office […]

Toyota Home

Toyota Home

Toyota Home is a division of Toyota Automobile for Prefabricated homes showcasing its expertise in the process of assembly-lines and innovative features translated for the home building market. Located in central Nagoya, the new space functions both as a lobby entrance to the company’s headquarters and as an evolving showroom for its product offerings. The […]

Hello Kitty Smile

Hello Kitty Smile

Entertainment Facility Hyogo Japan Located along the west shore of Awaji Island in Japan, Hello Kitty Smile is an evolution of Hello Kitty themed experience, offering a modern interpretation between daily lives and fantasy world through a sequence of stores, gallery, theater, restaurant and party spaces. The main building is wrapped with 126 meters long, […]

Maki Maki

Maki Maki

Sushi Restaurant New York USA A new 250 square feet handroll sushi take-out counter and eatery shop in midtown Manhattan is fitted with distinct materials and colors to accompany its opening. The cabinets and its ceiling panels are constructed with simple, white oak panels for a memorable, simple, and yet modern space, and other accompanying […]

Toto

Toto

Corporate Office Restroom New York USA  A corporate office restroom is fitted with cove lights, and materials of wood and stone to create a relaxed atmosphere while using the lavatory spaces. A salon is also installed for the employees to de-stress during break time. As part of the upgrade, amenities such as depositories for handbags […]

Triumph Pavilion

Triumph Pavilion

Temporary Installation London England Living within a dense urban center like Bethnal Green, residents find few chances in their daily lives to simply stop and stare up at the sky. Surrounded by several major roads, a rail line and several tall buildings the area is awash in activity and noise. Our pavilion is envisioned as […]

K1

K1

Private Apartment New York, USA Two large suspended pendant lights each measuring 3′ x 3′ x 3′ were installed to deter the focus away from an existing deep structural beam which dominated the living room of this 1400 square feet New York City apartment. Storage cabinets were installed on one wall and by the windows, […]

Pasona Osaka Executive Office

Pasona Osaka Executive Office

Corporate Office Osaka Japan The executive floor of Pasona Osaka office shares a similar design principles to its main entrance lobby below – a home like space that is less intimidating and more welcoming for guests and employees. The space features details inspired by a traditional Japanese house such as wooden lattice entry ways and […]

Club Pasona

Club Pasona

Corporate Salon Tokyo Japan Club Pasona is a private salon dedicated to the employees of Pasona Group, a Japanese human resource company. Housed in the second and third floor of a building along Ginko tree lined Omotesando Street, the salon consists of a cafe, lounge, beauty spa, restaurant and a multipurpose hall totaling 5,000 square […]

K2

K2

Private Residence New York City A New York apartment with 1300 square footage of area is to be more efficient with additional elements of tranquility. The open living and dining area are directly connected to the two bedrooms and the den to eliminate corridor and to maximize usable space. Thus, circulations from one space to […]

The Sculpture Garden Visitor Center

The Sculpture Garden Visitor Center

Urban Farm Facility Purchase New York USA The Sculpture Garden Visitors Center proposal was an annex to an existing visitor’s center. It is comprised of a 30 foot tall structural steel frame and insulated glass panes with louvers lining the southern façade to regulate solar heat gain throughout the year. The space is divided into […]

Inflatable Tsunami Barrier

Inflatable Tsunami Barrier

Tohoku Japan After the Tohoku region of Japan was hit by the Tsunami in 2014, the government began building 10m high walls alongside of the oceans, which significantly ruined the beautiful sceneries of Japan. The proposal here applies the concept from vehicular air bags, which is only deployed upon impact for protection. The containers of […]

Agricultural Learning Center

Agricultural Learning Center

Urban Farm Facility Purchase New York USA The Agriculture Learning Center was a proposal to develop a facility to introduce visitors to the innovative ingredients and socially responsible harvesting processes. The facility is comprised of a series of 25-foot-tall cubic gallery spaces. Each gallery is a flexible growing and exhibition space with individual control and […]

Tube

Tube

Temporary Entertainment Installation Hyogo Japan A dynamic entertainment space is designed as a 500 meter long, 10 meter diameter inflatable tube in the center of a park, and it sets a clear division of outdoor and indoor space. Upon entrance of the inner perimeter of the tube, the visitors are confronted with a different world […]

Pasona 02

Pasona 02

Urban Farm Facility Tokyo Japan Spearheaded by Tokyo based Japanese recruitment company Pasona, O2 is a 1000m2 space of underground farmland space in their Otemachi headquarters to showcase a new innovative city farming concept. During the 4 years of its operation, Pasona O2 promoted and educated its employees and wider public community to new underground […]

Cybird Headquarters

Cybird Headquarters

Cybird Group Corporate Interior Tokyo, Japan Located in the fashionable Daikanyama district of Tokyo, Cybird is an established mobile content management company. The 4,000 square foot main reception and conference space are arranged using an open plan, where a square red box is inserted in an angle within a rectangular floor plate to break up […]

X3-2

X3-2

Treasure Bay Oriental Development Co. Building Shanghai, China In collaboration with Pei Partnership Architects, X3-2 was a proposal for a 200 meter high 80,000 square meter Class A office tower located in Shanghai’s New Lujiazui Financial District, across from the Pudong River. The project consists of 43 oval shaped floor plates transitioning 90 degrees from […]

Aline

Aline

Handkerchief Retail Store Kobe, Japan A semi circular wall divided into a grid of illuminated showcases was designed for Aline, a Japanese handkerchief store, located within a premier department store in Kobe, Japan. Each solid grid houses the light fixtures that evenly illuminates the inside of surrounding open grid. Depending on the location, each open […]

Guangzhou Office

Guangzhou Office

Corporate Office Guangzhou China Our design is about being concise and simple. The open office layout promotes accessibility and easy communication, this is achieved through a smart way of using cabinetry /millwork to define spaces, creating a bright spacious work environment with ample room for storage. The executive floors are designed to function as private […]

AFNY

AFNY

Unit bathroom concept for 5’ x 8’ typical urban bathroom New York USA For the concept re-design of a typical small New York apartment bathroom, the designs and placements for the fixtures, as well as storage partitions are altered to be warmer in nuances and more efficient in usage. The bathtub is offset to the […]

PCFC

PCFC

Corporate Urban Farm Facility Dubai UAE An urban farm was installed to the interior of the Port of Dubai office, to facilitate in-house produce growth and harvest for the cafeteria, as well as to educate its employees about the benefits of growing vegetables and other crops. In addition to the gains of an urban farm, […]

JTI

JTI

Airport Duty Free Shop for Tobacco Airports in Europe  The use and sale of tobaccos in public areas are usually discouraged; however, tobacco is an important business at duty-free stores. To effectively and to discreetly market the tobaccos at the airports, large wooden panels are constructed as both shelves and storefronts. Together, they become intimate […]

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