Furusaki Tokyo Office by Hiroyuki Niwa, Contemporary Japanese Commercial Building, Interior Architecture

Furusaki Tokyo Office in Nakano-ku

Japanese Commercial Building Project design by Hiroyuki Niwa, Japan

11 Jan 2019

Furusaki Tokyo Office by Hiroyuki Niwa

Design: Hiroyuki Niwa with Yuki Imafuku

Location: Nakano-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Furusaki Tokyo Office Building by Hiroyuki Niwa

The client requested a total of ten rooms with different natures in a building with 300㎡ area. For an effective use of the limited space, rooms resembling a “box” (a unit) were three-dimensionally combined and stacked, instead of dividing the building by floors. Such an idea also appears on the façade, forming a symbolic design that confuses viewers about the number of floors, when seen from the sides.

Furusaki Tokyo Office in Nakano-ku

Within this small building with less than 300㎡ area, all functions required for a construction company are densely packed in, including an office, meeting room, factory, loading area for trucks, and bedroom. The small site was fully utilized to form the complex facility. The exterior appearance also shows the functions of the building as a complex facility. Each function was designed as a “box” and stacked. The interior space of each “box” has a different theme, emphasizing the diversity.

Furusaki Tokyo Office in Nakano-ku

Since the client has the head office and woodworking factory in Fukui Prefecture, timbers from Fukui Prefecture were used for both exteriors and interiors, in order to express the company with the entire building.

Steel construction
3 floors Construction
296 m²

Furusaki Tokyo Office in Nakano-ku

The client was also the builder of the building, therefore, close discussions about functionality and comfort were repeated from the planning phase through building completion. This resulted in the building consisting of rooms with specialties and unique natures, eliminating all non-necessities.

Furusaki Tokyo Office in Nakano-ku

In the world’s most densely populated urban area, Tokyo, Nakano-ku has a particularly high density, and therefore an effective use of the site was necessary. The client requested a total of ten rooms with different natures in a building with 300㎡ area. The design was created from a fusion of two elements.

Designer: Hiroyuki Niwa and Designer: Yuki Imafuku

Furusaki Tokyo Office in Nakano-ku

Visit the following page to learn more: http://void-jp.org/projects/shop_office/1771. html

Client: FURUSAKI Co., Ltd.

Award: Furusaki Tokyo Office by Hiroyuki Niwa is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2017 – 2018.

Photographer: Hiroyuki Hori

Furusaki Tokyo Office images / information received 120119

Location: Nakano-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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