Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa / Japan
- Kamakura Station
- January 2017
- Reinforced concrete
- Number of Floors
- 2nd floor
This is a project to convert a pep school to an office for a web creation company near Kamakura station. We have struggled with designing an office.
We have decided to put a strong “daikokubashira”, a central pillar in the office and set the desks around it. “Daikokubashira” also means a father or “a breadwinner” in Japanese. Thus, we have made the office as if all the workers were one big family. We have used a freshly cut wood for the central pillar because we believe the energy of a living thing brings a good vibe to the space. We set the desks in a way they can’t see each other’s computer screens so that they can concentrate well.
We have designed the ceiling of the hallway which connects the meeting room and the office like a triangle roof.
We have made white board walls so that they can participate the meeting wherever they are in the office. There is a local train, “enoden” running right outside the meeting room, so the scenery is unique and interesting but the noises are a little loud. In order to shut the noises, we have used the inner window frame and closed the unnecessary holes.
Buddying Inc. creates the cutting edge of technology in this warm, wooden space.
We hope they can create interesting technology ideas which change the world.
Designed with respect toward company's core value which is to treasure "buddies" and with a little bit of playful mind to make the place exciting.