In order to provide workers with freedom to work anywhere within the office space, we reviewed facilities such as PC and their operations. Also, the open communication areas in the work space located on the 1st through 3rd floors are intentionally reduced and in return, the communication function is concentrated in the café area on the 4th floor with the layout and traffic flow carefully designed to naturally create a flow of people, aimed at inducing unexpected encounters and opportunities.
The materials and color scheme for the interior are carefully arranged in such a manner so that workers can concentrate within the work space while the café space creates a relaxing and open atmosphere. A terrace on the rooftop also accommodates an open environment, allowing workers to do their work under the sun in the open air. The old facilities of the building that can be utilized are reused in the new office. By adopting vintage furniture and the like, the identity of the client and their respect for traditional techniques and classical tools are expressed also through space. Furniture from domestic and foreign manufacturers (such as Maruni Wood Industry and Karimoku) that seem to share the same corporate philosophy as the client selected. We aimed not only at delivering the interior that fits in the space, but also the interior that reflects the spirit of meticulous craftsmanship meeting rooms with various interiors are prepared so that each can be used to shoot promotional images that go with each item’s concept for their catalogues and SNS posts. As more and more workers started to actively pick a place to do their work, the communication that goes beyond generations and department borders such as between craftsmen and sales personnel grew. Amongst the most popular is the terrace on the rooftop where everyone gathers to enjoy whatever they cook in the kitchen located on the 4th floor using herbs they grew there, creating active communication with smiles and laughs.