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 […]
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 […]
Private residence New York USA A 1000 square foot apartment in the flatiron area of New York is fitted with sleek, natural materials and amenities for an upgrade. Matching Douglass fir wood are used on the floors and the cabinets throughout the apartment to visually unify the spaces, and sliding and folding doors are built […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Corporate Office Osaka Japan When Pasona first opened its Osaka office along the Ginkgo tree lined Midosuji road, a passerby would mistakenly wander into the building looking for a lounge or a cozy hotel lobby. This was precisely the design intent for the interior of office lobby for Pasona Osaka, a Tokyo based Japanese recruitment […]
Corporate Campus Awaji Japan A sustainable campus fitted with a cultural event area, wellness area, corporate offices, and a residential area is built on Awaji island. The two-story wooden structure utilizes local materials such as bamboo, cedar tree, and kawara to maximize its sustainability.
Theater Restaurant Hyogo Japan Designed as a hologram theatre and a gallery space for Hello Kitty, the Hello Kitty Show Box is not your regular Hello Kitty show-space. The Hello Kitty cannot be easily found, unless one is looking down from an air plane or a drone, and the floor plans of the projects are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fashion week exhibition installation New York USA A series of individual exhibition booths were designed for the New York Fashion Week organizer 7th on Sixth to showcase the works of 42 designers. Arranged in an alternating grid of 3′ x 3′, each booth is defined with a translucent fabric draped from the ceiling on two […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Recreational Facility Hinan China Linked barges connected to a floating PV for fully renewable energy is proposed as an additional amenity for a resort located at the Hinan island of China. Floating separately at the adjacent South China Sea, the barges are fitted with a number of recreational functions, including a helipad, a pool, a […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Competition Helsinki Finland Helsinki’s south harbor is the heart of its daily life with markets, parks, and port all converging. Placing a branch of a world-renowned museum will enhance this dynamism. Our proposal creates an inclusionary facility that supports the local arts community and acts as a conduit to further social and cultural development. Visitors […]
Vacation Home Hynan China Sanya is the southernmost city on Hainan island, where in recent years has become a popular tourist destination. Our client owns 11 towers residential buildings along the coast, and we are hired to design the interior of all the penthouses on the top two floors. This resort is famous for their […]
Guesthouse The interior floor of the guest house is finished with beige color natural lime stone, extends from indoors to the outdoors. In order to make the house open and liberate, three sides of the facade are designed as glass sliding doors, open to the inner courtyard swimming pool and garden, curtain and projection screen […]
Corporate Guest House Hyogo Japan A corporate guest house, its facades are visually unified with the same waterproofing material that is used from the roof to the wall. All of the operable windows are recessed to avoid having a canopy, and this is an expression of a minimalist approach.
Valli & Valli Milan, Italy The brief given from Valli & Valli, an Italian architectural hardware company, was to design a handle that invites the user to touch and feel the product. With this in mind, the form of the first Duemila handle was developed by twisting an oval profiled tube. This shape conforms to […]
Valli & Valli Architectural hardware Milan, Italy Instead of designing every details of the handle, shank and rosette of a door handle, the H1051 series was derived from bending a tube and attaching it onto the door. This simple and beautiful tube form is comfortable to hold and accurately represents the bending action of a […]
Valli & Valli Milan, Italy Series 1045 was designed with the focus on the oversize rectangular shank attaching a thin narrow handle. It is a reverse approach where the handle often is the focus with understated shank. Despite its sharp and sleek appearance, the back of the handle is rounded to provide a surprisingly comfortable […]
Valli & Valli Milan, Italy This extremely simple handle was optimized for all machine made manufacturing. Every details, radii and curves found on this handle are large enough so that hand polishing is avoided. The shank and the handle are one integrated element that can be cast from a single mold. It is a minimal […]
Pasona Group Architectural Hardware Tokyo, Japan The unique floating ring design was developed for the exclusive use and the inauguration of Pasona Tokyo Headquarters, a commercial office building for a Japanese recruitment company based in Tokyo. In order to simplify the components needed in a door handle and to highlight the halo ring, the circular […]
Coffee Table Casigliani Pisa, Italy Tatti is a collection of coffee tables and side tables made from travertine Romano, a solid but porous stone that provides softness and warmth. Each panel measures 20mm thick are arranged to provide support for the table top and casts a playful shadow to its base. The table is produced […]
Details from the Porsche 911 are put together to construct a life saver device. The head lights become the flashlight, the cap for the fuel lid becomes the switch, and the tail lights are the emergency indicator.
Miller Residence New York USA Furniture design for a New York apartment, panels of reclaimed wood is cut and jointed at perpendicular angles to form the lounge chairs and the tables of the living room. Essentially, the joineries follow ergonomic forms.
Furniture Concept Designed from using 4 individual panels, Pannello consists of flat surfaces on the inside and soft tapered edges on the outside to emphasize its panel thinness. The subtle arc on the front of the seat, open slot on the rear and iconic slanted back breaks up the mass and the volume by expressing […]
Sasaki America New York USA The components of a typical spoon and fork consist in two parts, one for holding and another for food. The side profiles of these two parts are often in the opposite direction, a concave curve and a convex curve. The flatware designed for a Japanese tableware company Sasaki are shaped […]
Zurich, Switzerland Several wrist watch designs were developed using two mechanical watch movements, a standard single dial and a dual dial movements. Layers of colored silicon rubber house the dial. A customizable graphic interlay is placed over to define a distinct design. The overall form is proportioned for unisex use with tapered edge to provide […]
Concept USA As hot water boiler and dispensers are popular in Japan, the stereotypical boiler is stretched taller to accommodate for a teacup space at the bottom, and all other components and switches are drastically simplified for faster, simpler usage and a minimalist look.
Concept A standard microwave is thoroughly simplified to minimize the number of exterior parts and knobs. The new modern look allows for clarity of each microwave parts.
Naïve Shampoo and hand cream packaging Japan Naive is a low end cosmetic and personal care product line developed for Kanebo in collaboration with Joe Eula, a renowned water color fashion illustrator. Using Eula’s illustration the bottle design was derived from extruding between two oval profiles, one at its base and another at its top. […]
Premium Saka Packaging Japan This sake is marketed for high-end restaurants, only available in the Europe and the US. The bottle is wrapped with shrunk-paper and its labels are placed seamlessly onto the bottle. The logo is transparent, so the inside of the bottle can be seen.
Winery CI Toscana Italy Pianirossi is a boutique Italian vineyard specialized in the production of red wine. The black represents the earth, the thin typeface signify grape vines growing from the soil, culminating with red as the wine. The label unites with the packaging. The box can be presented on the table, revealing the bottle and […]
Corporate branding Japan Japan Food & Liquor Alliance is a parent company of various food and liquor companies in Japan. Inspired by the shape of “Byobu”, a Japanese folding screen, the JFLA logo follows the zigzag line of the folding screen. One of the functions of Byobu is to provide a subdued back drop for […]
Building Sign Tokyo Japan The Tokyo Headquarters for Pasona, a Japanese recruitment company’s, is located in the corner of two main thoroughfares in downtown Tokyo. The main building signage is affixed high above the street on the corner of the building facade, visible from afar. Finished in polished silver and red stainless steel, each letter […]
New York USA Garamond was the typeface chosen to represent the essence of this I.M. Pei designed luxury condominium located in New York City. Extra attention was given to the proportion, kerning and material of the architectural signage to reflect the high integrity of this building. Scope of work included street address, canopy signs, elevator […]
Hainan China Wayfinding sign design for the Diamond Beach resort in Hainan, China. The edges of simple geometric shapes are inflected in plan to form the extruded pillars of the signs. The inflected edges capture wider views, and the polished stainless steel reflects the surrounding sceneries. At nighttime, cove lights and floor lights sprout from […]
Pasona Group Building Osaka, Japan Characterized by a series of double story masonry arches, this project was built right on the property line and no signage was allowed to protrude beyond this line. The building entrance is marked by glass canopies within the two central arches leading to the entrances. Stainless steel three dimensional signs […]
Pei Partnership Architects New York, USA Designed for Pei Partnership Architects, this presentation package for Flushing Town Center, a new mixed used development, was used to promote the project to potential tenants and residences. The project consists of luxury residences, a retail hub, office spaces, a hotel, a cultural space and public spaces. The documentation […]
Corporate Logo and Sign Como Italy Logo design for a plumbing fixture company. Polished pipe is used to create the initials of the company name, as an expression of the plumbing industry.